This article is an excerpt from the World Economic Forum white paper Digital Transformation Initiative Telecommunications Industry by the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Accenture, and with contributions from the members of the World Economic Forum’s Telecommunications Industry Steering Committee and the more than 40 experts from industry partners, government, and academia who were involved in shaping the insights and recommendation of this project. Published January 2017. For more information, please visit www.weforum.org. To download the white paper, please visit: http://reports.weforum.org/digital-transformation/wp-content/blogs.dir/94/mp/files/pages/files/dti-telecommunications-industry-white-paper.pdf. For more information about Accenture, please visit https://www.accenture.com.