How CSPs Can Tap Into This Emerging Market
Estimated reading time: 14 minutes
- This e-book is the second in a series dealing with the composable enterprise and its significance for CSPs. The concept of the composable enterprise is outlined in the first ECT e-book Composable Enterprises: An Introduction.
- CSPs are investing heavily in the infrastructure required for application composition, but they also need to implement the required network-centric capabilities: for every dollar spent on infrastructure, enterprises will be spending 25 dollars on the creation of services.
- CSPs seeking a close, long-term relationship to key enterprise customers or key verticals can position themselves as direct providers of composed applications to these enterprises or these vertical markets. This is high-margin business that strengthens the CSPs’ partnership with the enterprises served.
- CSPs addressing a higher volume of small and medium-sized enterprise customers can provide selected packaged business capabilities (PBCs) and application programming interfaces (APIs) to third-party business solution providers and enterprises seeking to compose their own apps. Such a strategy could grow into a complete API and PBC Marketplace or a Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS). It makes for higher volume business with lower revenues and margins per enterprise served.
- Regardless of how a CSP approaches the application composition market, the core technology required is a Telecoms Low-Code Application Platform (T-LCAP). It enables unified, seamless low-code composition using the capabilities of the telecoms network and those of the general IT world.