Detecon Telco Radar

The Detecon Telco Radar provides valuable insights into 500 of the most innovative startups in telecommunications. Each startup is selected and evaluated by Detecon industry experts and the information is constantly kept up-to-date.

Find opportunities for partnerships or M&A

Quickly identify startups to interact with to develop new services, fight threats with, establish partnerships or scout for M&A candidates to strengthen your market position.

Stay ahead of disruptive technologies

Quickly identify, visualize and summarize key market information to track competitor moves and market developments.


How can your business identify innovations in the telco sector and respond appropriately to threats and opportunities stemming from emerging startups?

Many telecommunications companies struggle to monetize the immense amount of data flowing through their networks. As their traditional messaging and voice services become increasingly commoditized by over-the-top (OTT) players, telcos need to modernize their operations and redefine their business strategies to remain competitive.

Whereas telcos might find it difficult to innovate quickly, many agile and innovative startups can potentially enhance telcos’ market positions or help create new value propositions through partnerships or M&A deals.

But how can telcos identify and assess throusands of possibly relevant startups without needing to invest huge amounts of resources? Who can conduct the scouting, assessment, rating, and the prioritization of these startups for them?


Startup scouting in 5 relevant categories

The Detecon Telco Radar includes detailed information on a myriad of innovative telco-related startups and technology news, all in one tool. Built on the flexible ITONICS platform, Detecon’s Telco Radar enables you to set up your own startup scouting management tool to support your business strategy within the telco industry.

Every trend and startup within the Detecon Telco Radar has been categorized into 1 of 5 telecommunication categories. Assess whether certain startups can provide opportunities for organizational growth and transformation, or position themselves as threats to your business.

Telecom Infrastructure

Companies that provide hardware and software for the transmission and optimization of carrier signals.

Telecom Operations & Maintenance

Companies which provide operational and maintenance services to telco operators, carriers, and service providers.


Companies which provide operational support systems and business support systems to telco operators and carriers.


Companies with business models that are not completely reliant on telecom infrastructure such as OTT players.

Telecom Operators

Companies which provide voice and internet services to the residential and / or business customers.


Startup data and company intelligence

Craft is a machine-learning powered data and analytics platform building the “Source of Truth” on companies, and mapping the global economy. Craft organizes financial, operating and human capital data from thousands of sources to provide comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of sectors and companies, ranging from early-stage to the largest companies in the world, with analytics and tools such as signal alerts, trends and benchmarking.

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