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Incumbent telecom vendors face disruption from pure play entrants amid relatively weak capex environment

HAMPTON, N.H. (Oct. 2, 2017) — According to Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) 2Q17 Telecom Vendor Benchmark, vendors will face challenging market conditions until commercial 5G rollouts commence, which will provide a slight operator capex uplift. The impact from NFV/SDN adoption is accelerating as Tier 1 service providers ramp commercial deployments of software-mediated infrastructure, often with the help of pure play suppliers, disrupting sales of traditional ICT hardware from incumbents.

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