No other industry touches as many technology-related business sectors as the telecommunication industry, which, by definition, includes not only the traditional areas of long-distance and local telephone service, but also advanced technology-based services including the internet, wireless communications, and fiber-optics and satellites.
The telecommunication industry includes companies that make communication possible on a global scale, through the phone or the Internet. These companies create the set-up that allows data to be sent anywhere in the world. The largest companies in the industry are internet service providers wireless operators, cable companies, and satellite companies. The global telecommunication industry is mainly driven by the ongoing technological developments and innovations to offer a wide range of facilities at low-cost margins. Additionally, due to the emergence of the internet over the past couple of decades, the telecommunication industry has proliferated and is now expected to grow further in the coming years.
However, certain factors are expected to pose a challenge to the growth of the telecommunication industry, even though the industry is witnessing promising growth. Some of these factors include:
- Innovations: Due to the relentless growth in innovations, firms within the telecommunication industry space are under pressure to develop a platform that supports the latest technology. Additionally, with the integration of IoT services, connecting devices have become more agile and seamless.
- Increasing competition: Over the past decade, there has been a considerable increase in the competition among over the top (OTT) services providers. Additionally, according to a recent research report, it is estimated that approximately 2.5 billion people worldwide use messaging apps, which is further increasing the level of competition.
These factors are compelling firms within the telecommunication industry space to leverage the use of robust marketing strategy solutions. Marketing strategy helps companies increase their focus on identifying and analyzing the primary market and the secondary market and evaluate the competition. Additionally, the marketing strategy solutions offered by Infiniti Research help firms address the customer requirements and devise new strategies to market the offerings.
The Business Challenge
- The Client: Telecommunication industry firm
- Area of Engagement: Marketing strategy
The client, a leading telecommunication industry player with business operations spread across the globe, wanted to refine their marketing activities and develop a marketing strategy to attract new customers. The client wanted to leverage the use of marketing strategy to change customer perceptions and demands. They also wanted to ensure that the product and service offerings meet the customer demands and gain insights into ways to develop profitable long-term relationships with the customers.
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The marketing strategy specialists at Infiniti carried out extensive interviews and discussions with leading stakeholders within the telecommunication industry to help the client improve their marketing campaigns. The specialists also compiled information across a wide array of secondary sources such as paid industry databases, trade shows, company presentations, and industry forums to provide the client’s customers personalized brand experiences.
Solution Benefits and Business Impact
With the help of the marketing strategy solutions provided by Infiniti, the client was able to develop a robust marketing campaign that resonated with the target audience. The engagement also helped the client gain insights into ways to position the product in the marketplace and generate a better return on the investments. The client also gained actionable insights into the unique selling points and fix a right price for the products and services offered. Furthermore, the client developed a marketing mix to differentiate the product and service offerings with that of the competitors within the telecommunication industry.
Telecommunications is said to be one of the fast-paced industries, and has witnessed radical overnight changes due to technology advancements. And as the end of this decade approaches, it is expected that the year 2020 will carry new challenges as well as massive opportunities for the telecommunications industry.