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‘Under-The-Floor’ (UTF) Players: threat or opportunity?


Our latest research examines ‘Under-The-Floor’ Players - the strategic threats and opportunities presented by wholesale providers, outsourcers and government-run broadband networks.

The telecoms industry often puts so-called OTT (over-the-top) players like Google and Facebook at the forefront of its concerns, as they pose new competition for services and applications. But what about encroachment of companies “underneath” the telcos, displacing them from their core asset, the network?

To read an extract from the report, please see our research portal here.

Figure 1 - Competition in the services layer means defending network capabilities is increasingly important for operators
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