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Telecom Infrastructure Sector Scorecard - Thematic Intelligence

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  • 12 Pages
  • July 2023
  • Region: Global
  • GlobalData
  • ID: 5791047
The thematic screen of the publisher's telecom infrastructure sector scorecard is led by global vendors that score highly across all the key themes related to cloud computing (e.g., programmable infrastructure, edge computing, private networks), 5G, and artificial intelligence (AI). These include US network vendors Cisco and Juniper Networks, European radio access network specialists Nokia and Ericsson, and innovative new entrants such as Rakuten, which is reaping the benefits of acquiring Open RAN vendor Altiostar, and Mavenir. The latter has slightly raised its position in the ranking due to its recent capital raising to invest in embedding AI capabilities in its automated network offerings.

Key Highlights

With the trade dispute between the US and China escalating further from last quarter, the leading Chinese vendors, Huawei and ZTE, have weaker scores. In addition to the ongoing damage from the 2019 bans on their use in the national telecom infrastructure of the US, the more recent US bans on AI chips and advanced semiconductor manufacturing technologies are now hurting their AI prospects, particularly their use of AI technologies in networking enhancements. While less critical, the Chinese retaliatory ban on Micron is unlikely to help the telecom infrastructure supply chain.


  • This sector scorecard provides a top-down, comprehensive outlook for the key players in the telecom infrastructure sector over the next two years, based on the key themes set to transform their industry landscape.

Reasons to Buy

  • Companies that invest in the right themes become success stories. Those that miss the important themes in their industry end up as failures.
  • The publisher's thematic research ecosystem is a single, integrated global research platform that provides an easy-to-use framework for tracking all themes across all companies in all sectors. It has a proven track record of identifying the important themes early, enabling companies to make the right investments ahead of the competition, and secure that all-important competitive advantage.
  • The publisher has developed a unique thematic methodology for ranking all major companies in all major sectors based on their relative strength in the big themes that are impacting their industries.
  • Our thematic engine tags over 145 million data items across five alternative data sets - patents, jobs, deals, filings, and news - to themes. The vast datasets within our thematic engine help our analysts to produce sector scorecards that identify the companies best placed to succeed in a future filled with multiple disruptive threats.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Top Themes for 2023
  • Sector Scorecard: Telecom Infrastructure
  • Thematic Research Methodology

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Adtran
  • Amdocs
  • Arista Networks
  • Broadcom
  • Calix
  • Casa Systems
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • CommScope
  • Concentrix
  • CSG Systems
  • Ericsson
  • Fujitsu
  • Harmonic
  • HPE
  • Huawei
  • Infinera
  • Intel
  • Juniper Networks
  • Lumentum
  • Mavenir
  • NEC
  • Nokia
  • Parallel Wireless
  • Phluido
  • Qualcomm
  • Radisys
  • Rakuten
  • Ribbon Comms
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Ubiquiti Networks
  • Vecima
  • ZTE