But seeing partnering as important and making partnerships successful are two different things. Who should I partner with, what are they looking for and what assets do I have to offer? And what about OTT? All of these questions were addressed in our survey.
Key findings include:
- All three groups say strategic partnerships are important to business growth and that importance is expected to grow over the next three years, with OTT vendors seeing the largest growth in importance (54% today to 66% in three years’ time)
- 70% of service providers see OTT players as an opportunity, rather than a threat
- There is clear consensus on the value of service provider brand strength, network quality and customer data, but the value proposition of other service provider assets needs to be developed
- Most players are prepared to expose core assets to their partners, but there is still a challenge as all players want to retain the critical customer relationship and customer experience