Telecom Network Modernization Strategies, Pain Points, and Needs – Europe, US & APAC


Our client wanted to better understand the trends in network modernization and monetization across large telecommunication providers globally.


The objective was to provide a deeper understanding of Telecom companies’ strategies, current actions, barriers/needs and expected outcomes regarding network modernization as well as their openness to third-party and monetization through standardized and interoperable APIs. 

Our Work

10EQS conducted primary research through expert interviews with large European / US / APAC telecom operators to assess current strategies & success stories around network modernization, specifically focusing on Cloudification, Automation, Separation/Decommissioning, FWA (fixed wireless access), Open Standards/APIs, and Monetization.

Project Team
  • Ex-McKinsey Management Consultant with extensive industry experience in technology, telecommunication and innovation
  • 10EQS Delivery Operations (=PMO) providing quality assurance, process management and expert recruitment
  • 10 industry experts
Industry experts (sample)
  • Former Global Head: Industrial IoT & Strategic Partnerships – Multinational Telecom Company (Spain)
  • VP Network Strategy, Security & Transformation  –  Multinational Telecom Company (France) 
  • Program Director: Associate Partner (Digital – Analytics) – Telecom Conglomerate (India)
  • Senior Manager: Network Planning & Strategy – Multinational Telecom Conglomerate (US) 


10EQS identified success stories mainly from already fairly advanced telcos and found that the initial opportunities for network modernization are operational efficiencies as several experts don’t see any significant new revenue streams for the next 3-5 years.