“TUPL brings a flexible approach to participate in the telco AI market” – Patrick Kelly, Principal Analyst

TUPL’s strong value proposition could lead to a significant upside in the telco vertical. CSPs have languished in implementing AI/ML to improve operations. The industry average ratio for revenue to OPEX has remained stubbornly high at 80% for the past decade. TUPL brings a flexible approach to participate in a telco AI market we value at $3.3 Billion in 2026. We estimate that an effective AI/ML-based approach can impact up to 53% of mobile operators operating expenses.

Tupl was founded as a private company in 2014 in Bellevue, Washington, USA. Their executive team has experience in telco operations, coming from Nokia and T-Mobile. It has raised USD10.5M in funding to date. Tupl has regional offices in Spain and Japan and has 70 employees.

Tupl has been deployed with multiple Tier-1 operators, including T-Mobile, KDDI and NTT DoCoMo. In addition to TuplOS, application deployments include automated customer care, network optimization and energy reduction.

The business value of TUPL is in removing data science and AI development expertise from developing specific use case applications. TuplOS can streamline data collection, ingestion, and processing tasks across many platforms. This gives engineers and operators a powerful tool to manage a much more complex network becoming increasingly disaggregated.

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Report author: Mark Shedd, Patrick Kelly
Publication date: 15/03/2023
Number of pages: 12