It was first reported last month that AT&T is evaluating its list of vendors on various technology areas in an effort to tighten up its list of supply sources. At that point it looked like the telco might establish about 14 technology domains served by roughly two vendors each, resulting in a vendor source list of around 28 companies or less, down from the 40 or so vendors it has previously used.
However, Telephony reports that UBS Investment Research Analyst Nikos Theodosopoulos believes that the number of technology domains is moving down to eight rather than 14, which presumably means even fewer vendors will make the cut.
It has not been clear how AT&T might define these new technology domains, or if the strategy will apply on a global basis.
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AT&T's narrowing of its supply sources was reported last month