BOSTON, Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Telcos are well positioned to enter the SME market in Latin America, but before they do it is important to recognize four trends that are likely to evolve over the next five years, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.
How Latin American Telcos Are Tackling the SME Cloud Opportunity provides a close look at the competitive cloud services offerings for the SME segment in seven selected countries in Latin America. Pyramid's diagnosis has helped identify four market trends that are likely to evolve in the next five years. The report concludes with a series of strategic recommendations that will help telcos reach a maturity stage and maintain market dominance within the SME market within the next five years.
"Traditionally, telcos have dominated the SME market for telecom services, as opposed to the cloud service providers," says Daniel Ramos, Senior Consultant at Pyramid Research. However, telcos are in a vulnerable position due to strong competition from well-established cloud service providers and moving forward telcos and cloud service providers are expected to coexist. Pyramid expects the Latin American SME cloud services market to consolidate and strategic alliances between market players to continue to emerge, as telcos will spin out their cloud services divisions. SME cloud services will converge and will evolve from a horizontal to a vertical focus, while the cloud aggregator/broker model will become mainstream in Latin America, he notes.
How Latin American Telcos Are Tackling the SME Cloud Opportunity is part of Pyramid's thematic report series, and is priced at $3,495. Download an excerpt or purchase the report here. For more information, contact Jarka Justova (for those in EMEA or Asia-Pacific) or Juan Gobbi (for those in Latin America or North America).
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