Hyperscalers begin to shift capex from central cloud build-outs to edge cloud build-outs

Hyperscalers’ focus is on creating value from distributed computing Hyperscalers are at the cusp of scaling out their edge computing deployments as they focus on creating value from distributed computing, which is a key foundational aspect of their digital ecosystem initiatives. They must pivot from centralized data center build-outs to building out the edge to […]

TBR projects CSP spend on edge compute infrastructure will grow at a 46.1% CAGR from 2020 to 2025 and reach $100B

Key Insights The Big Nine hyperscalers will collectively outspend the combined outlays of telcos and cablecos on edge compute infrastructure before the middle of this decade.   All Big Nine hyperscalers are investing in the edge in some way. Amazon, Microsoft and Google have global ambitions for edge, though and the hyperscalers intend to partner […]

Telecom infrastructure services: 2Q21 insights from TBR’s Telecom team

5G and geopolitics take center stage in the development of the TIS market Unprecedented government support will boost the ICT sector over at least the next five years, with the telecom industry poised to be one of the key beneficiaries of the stimulus. Western-aligned governments will also increasingly mandate and provide support for CSPs to […]

Government stimulus and enterprise digital transformation will accelerate 5G deployments

Government stimulus will accelerate 5G rollouts An increasing number of governments worldwide are becoming directly and/or indirectly involved in ensuring new technologies, such as 5G, are widely deployed in their respective countries. This spend is, in many cases, tied to economic recovery packages to counter the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and is being justified […]

Government investments worldwide will help accelerate 5G deployments as societies adapt to new normal

Key insights An increasing number of governments worldwide are becoming directly and/or indirectly involved in ensuring new technologies, such as 5G, are widely deployed in their respective countries. TBR’s research indicates governments worldwide will invest more than $2 trillion in the ICT sector over the next five years, starting in earnest in 2021. Of that […]

Webscales will capture the majority of economic value of telecom edge compute market

Nascent trends in the edge computing market should worry telcos Webscales have various initiatives underway that will disrupt aspects of telcos’ business model, posing a direct threat to their connectivity businesses and ability to capitalize on new value created from 5G and edge computing. Webscales’ rapidly expanding presence in the edge compute space and keen […]

Nascent trends in edge compute market should worry telcos as webscales disrupt incumbents’ business models

Key insights Webscales will leverage their own infrastructure, platforms and ecosystems to disrupt vendors and relegate incumbent operators to providing site access and backhaul services. Though webscales are posturing like they want to partner with telcos on new opportunities, edge compute partnerships between webscales and telcos to date are more exploitative than cooperative in nature. […]