Data, AI and development platforms: worldwide forecast 2021–2026

24 September 2021 | Research

Justin van der Lande

Forecast report | PPT and PDF (12 slides); Excel | Data, AI and Development Platforms

"Operator spend in this segment is dominated by digital transformation as CSPs increasingly use data to create more automated intelligent business processes to improve customer experience and reduce operational costs."


This report provides forecasts for communications service provider (CSP) spending on data, AI and development platforms and related services for 2021–2026. The report also provides recommendations for vendors and CSPs.

This forecast report and the accompanying data annex provide:

  • a detailed, 6-year worldwide forecast for spending in the data, AI and development platforms market, split into:
    • four main application sub-segments: development platforms, AI and analytics platforms, data management platforms and mediation systems
    • two delivery types: product and professional services
    • four telecoms services: mobile, IoT, consumer fixed and business fixed
    • eight geographical regions: Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP), emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP), Latin America (LATAM), the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), North America (NA), Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Western Europe (WE)
  • an examination of the key market drivers and how they will affect spending during the forecast period
  • analysis of the business environment and regional dynamics that will influence the data, AI and development platforms market
  • a detailed market definition recommendations for CSPs and vendors.



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