Global consulting firm EY, recently released its “Reimagining Industry Futures Study 2021.” Their research shows that “almost three-quarters of enterprises (71%) believe that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing digital transformation plans, with 52% signaling greater interest in 5G and the internet of things (IoT). The research also found out that “sixty-four percent of enterprise respondents reported that they are struggling to identify the right kind of vendor to address their 5G strategy,” and “only eighteen percent of respondents see telecommunications operators as digital transformation experts.” The interview that follows with EY’s Telco leader shares some interesting insights for telecommunications providers
MOST ENTERPRISES DON’T SEE TELCOS AS DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION EXPERTS. TO CHANGE THIS PERCEPTION, CARRIERS NEED TO INVEST IN THEIR SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES AND UNDERSTAND WHAT INDUSTRIES REALLY NEED.
We are back at Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. Despite the unusual dates at the end of June and the reduced edition, we had the opportunity to meet with several experts in the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial transformation to discuss advancements in the ecosystem and how the pandemic is both affecting industries and fueling digitalization.