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STL recognized as an enabler in digital marketplace by Gartner®

STL has been recognized as an Enabler for enhanced partner ecosystem support in digital marketplaces in the 2021 Gartner® report, Market Trend: Expand CSPs' Monetization with 5G, AI, Edge Compute. The report also identifies STL as a BSS vendor offering 5G CHF, for developing and promoting new pricing levers for monetization.

In this report, Gartner® assesses "new approaches to monetization that are enabled or enhanced by 5G, edge compute and AI which CSP product leaders should consider as they work on productization and commercialization of service offerings."

Gartner® has identified the below 3 market opportunities and challenges for monetization across different levers in this report:

  • Monetizing with new pricing levers (BSS, Billing, Service Assurance & Testing and Data Mediation solution vendors)
  • Monetizing with new products and productization (AI as a service, NSaaS, Digital marketplaces)
  • Monetizing with new partnership approaches (New technology and Partner ecosystem enabler for digital marketplaces)

"As CSPs' seek to counteract flat revenue, combat competitors, and address changing customer expectations, they will have an expanded range of monetization methods to consider. These methods span across new pricing approaches (such as quality of service [QoS]-based, service-level agreements with a set range of low latency), productization (such as self-serve network slice as a service for automated slice instantiation) and partnership approaches. These create solutions for enterprises as well as services provided to partners (such as loyalty management and API access)."

We believe this recognition reinforces our commitment towards delivering an end-to-end enterprise marketplace solution, be it through enterprise marketplace partner ecosystem or BSS solutions to our enterprise customers.

STL Enterprise Marketplace offerings synergize the strength of multiple vendors, partners, and customers from different verticals and brings them together on a common platform, thus forming a robust foundation for a digital marketplace. Despite all the underlying complexity of managing networks, product offerings and complex billing and settlement systems, STL Enterprise Marketplace ensures end to end business velocity by automating business processes, adopting powerful tools, and opening up building blocks. Amplified by the network effects and accurate customer insights, we provide the essential leverage for CSPs to exploit business "unusual" models to cater to the range of complicated and complex use cases of enterprise customers.

Gartner®, Market Trend: Expand CSPs' Monetization With 5G, AI, Edge Compute, By Susan Welsh de Grimaldo, 27 May 2021. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner® does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's Research & Advisory organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.