Heir to the Telecom Expense Management – or TEM -, the Telco FinOps seems to have a bright future. But to appreciate the dynamism of the market it represents, it must be analyzed under the dual prism of telecom management and SD-WAN, a particularly hopeful technology.
In 2022, the management of telecom networks represented 230 million euros versus 6 billion for SD-WAN today. First observation, based on figures provided by serious agencies in the sector : the market for telecom management is moving towards a
doubling in the next ten years ten years, with a horizon of more than 450 million euros. A great performance, even if the SD-WAN is growing at a rate of more than
700 % in the next ten years, to reach 43 billion euros. The explanation ? The strong need to agile the network that is observed today in companies. Now the SD-WAN – as well as SASE which we also hear a lot about – allows companies to become more agile and deliver more services. The number of deployments is clearly accelerating, hence these rather promising growth projections.
Against this backdrop, corporate telecoms in France represented nearly 12 billion euros
in 2022, according to several sources (IDC, Transparency Market Research, ARCEP). This suggests the trend over the next ten years. And the opportunities.
Indeed, telecoms have come a long way since “the 22nd in Asnières“. This was the era of the 70s and 80s, when they were all about the telephone. They have experienced a phase of unparalleled growth in the years 90-2020, with the arrival of the Internet, new technologies but also mobility and DATA offers.
from TEM to FinOps Telco
The uses have multiplied and diversified, giving rise to the beginnings of Telecom Expense Management which allowed this new source of expenditure to be brought under control. With the massive arrival of cell phones in companies, as well as data offers and Internet access, it has therefore become crucial to find a way to put these new “facilities” under control to ensure that costs do not fly away. Today we observe a new phenomenon that we call, at lucernys, the FinOps Telco or Network FinOps and is rooted in the advent of these agile networks and the increasingly widespread integration of integration of services in our uses.
A phenomenon linked to the multiplication of stakeholders
Whether with your smartphone, using a data card or wifi, you can now measure your number of steps, check your balance at the bank, pay, make video, chat; all this with your computer, your tablet, your mobile … and, in the background, a multiplication of providers not always very visible to users. However, this evolution implies the implementation of unified communication tools on these IT assets with Google Workspace or the Teams that the network integrates uses, whether it be through SD-WAN or the SASEwith actors such as Fortinet or Cato and access to throughput and resources through a growing number of operators who are multiplying these capabilities such as Sewan, for example,
Versa or 8×8, to name a few.
This multiplication of bricks and players is really the pivot of the third phase of telecom acceleration and the advent of “FinOps Telco”.