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Telco Opex Analyzer Yearbook/Report 2016-2021: Analyze the Opex Trends of a Subset of Key Telecom Operators in the Telecom Industry –

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Telco Opex Analyzer 2016 – 2021” report has been added to from offer.

Telco Opex Analyzer analyzes opex trends of a subset of key telecom operators in the telecom industry

The report dashboard allows a user to explore overall spend levels, network contribution to opex, network related capital expenditures and profitability for a group of 30 individual operators. The report is designed to help vendors understand and plan for their customers’ needs and help network operators deploy their technology budgets wisely.

Solving the opex riddle

Opex management is extremely important for the CxOs of telecommunications operators. The problem is that opex is a bit of a mystery – it’s hard to understand across companies, countries and over time. Reporting categories, definitions and accounting standards vary widely.

This report solves the problem. We’ve created a taxonomy of opex categories, looked at a wide range of telecom operators, and calculated a detailed opex profile for both individual companies and the entire telecom industry.


Many of the results above will come as no surprise to those who follow telcos closely. However, putting a believable number on a “hunch” is a leap forward from the status quo. Salespeople must be able to position themselves effectively with customers. Telcos and the analysts who track them need to be able to benchmark their costs against those of their peers.

In terms of public reporting, this study alone may not have an impact on the opacity and inconsistency of telecom operators around opex. These practices have historical roots, in some cases, and old habits can be hard to break.

But observers should recognize that practices are often self-serving, and just because a company says an initiative saved money doesn’t mean it actually did. Business executives in all industries tend to dress up their financial results to be as attractive as possible, and telecommunications is no exception.

Companies cited

  • Advanced Information Service (AIS)

  • Airtel

  • Bateco

  • BT

  • Charter Communications

  • China-Mobile

  • Chunghwa Telecom

  • Comcast

  • From

  • Etisalat

  • Globe Telecom

  • KDDIName

  • KPN

  • Megafon

  • MTN Group

  • Oh

  • Ooredoo

  • Orange

  • Proximus

  • Saudi Telecom (STC)

  • Unique

  • SK Telecom

  • Starhub

  • Swisscom

  • Telecom Argentina

  • Telecom Italy

  • Indonesia

  • Telus

  • Turk Telekom

  • Veon

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