The number of telecom players is dwindling, but industry consolidation is still robust between mobile and fixed line/cable operators, resulting in bigger players occupying more dominant positions. Companies can no longer rely primarily on new customers to drive growth.
IT admins have wanted to solve the problem of multiple identities for years. At the root of this problem are both Microsoft Active Directory and Open LDAP.
If the application or device is behind a firewall or VPN, then you could say the risk is low.
But if the application is on the web, then it could end up being a major security threat.
When multiple identities exist in a variety of locations, it poses a serious security challenge for IT admins.
It comes down to the limitations of conventional directory solutions.