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Digital economy initiatives tracker 3Q 2019

Inigo Barker Analyst

"Analysys Mason's 'Digital economy initiatives tracker' provides a comprehensive overview of the state of operators' digital economy strategies in key high-impact digital verticals."

Analysys Mason's Digital economy initiatives tracker is updated on a quarterly basis and covers operator-led digital initiatives worldwide in key industry verticals (outlined below). The initiatives in this tracker provide a comprehensive overview of the state of operators’ digital economy strategies, and illustrate the challenges and opportunities of operator involvement in high-impact digital verticals.

Only those initiatives with a high potential for strategic impact (for example, by increasing or diversifying operators’ revenue) or those that have required high levels of investment by an operator have been selected for inclusion.


The tracker covers the following industry verticals.

  • Payments
  • Banking and financial services
  • Financial technology (Fintech)
  • Identity management (IdM)
  • Advertising and marketing


The tracker includes initiatives by the following operators.

  • AIS
  • Altice
  • AT&T
  • China Mobile
  • Comcast
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • KDDI
  • KPN
  • MTN
  • NTT Docomo
  • Orange
  • Proximus
  • Singtel
  • SK Telecom
  • SoftBank
  • STC
  • Swisscom
  • Telefónica
  • Telenor
  • Telia Company
  • Three
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone/Vodacom (including Safaricom)
  • XL Axiata.