Telco Software Consolidation

The telecoms software industry is consolidating. This is equally true of revenue assurance software vendors, as we have seen from buy-outs and mergers in the last few years. In the last two years, we have seen Cartesian bought by TMNG, Praesidium and Cape taken over by WeDo and just recently Compwise was bought by ECtel. The trend will continue, but it will take a long time before the revenue assurance industry is reduced to the three or four major players that it can profitably sustain in the long run. To understand some of the factors, take a look at this very well-written article about the drivers and obstacles to telco software consolidation.

Eric Priezkalns
Eric Priezkalns
Eric is the Editor of Commsrisk. Look here for more about the history of Commsrisk and the role played by Eric.

Eric is also the Chief Executive of the Risk & Assurance Group (RAG), a global association of professionals working in risk management and business assurance for communications providers.

Previously Eric was Director of Risk Management for Qatar Telecom and he has worked with Cable & Wireless, T‑Mobile, Sky, Worldcom and other telcos. He was lead author of Revenue Assurance: Expert Opinions for Communications Providers, published by CRC Press. He is a qualified chartered accountant, with degrees in information systems, and in mathematics and philosophy.