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Optionality and Convexity in ICT Networks

Networking companies, especially the ones with the biggest market shares, tend to offer end to end solutions for their customers, with large discounts, that it would sound irrational to decline such offers, helping contractors make larger profits, leaving clients more fragile to future uncertainties, and robbing the client from the leverage of optionality. This paper discusses the role of optionality in harnessing convex payoffs in uncertain domains, showing how ICT Networks supply chain plays a big role in determining a better response to future developments, by harnessing the multi-vendor model, and ends with the story of how Wall Street made hundreds of millions using optionality in ICT Networks.

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