Italian softswitch vendor Italtel, which once looked to have big plans to break into the U.S. telecom market and other new regions before pulling back on those efforts, now has a new CEO who says he wants to reboot that expansion program.
It remains to be seen how Italtel will go about doing that, but its situation may be emblematic of many lower-tier telecom equipment vendors around the world. That largest vendors have paired up, and there is intense competition for the few sub-contract and partnership opportunities they may have available. A small vendor really does need a large international partner, or at leas a sub-contracting opportunity on a significant project, to make any expansion effort work.
Light Reading Europe has the story on Italtel's new CEO, the company past and its possible future