The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Telcos in the Cloud [New eBook]

Cloud Orchestration

There is bad and ugly news for telcos – just shy of half of SMBs surveyed recently receive no help from their telecoms operators whatsoever and many are contemplating switching telco operators.

But there is good news – 40% of UK and US SMBs are openly willing to purchase software and tools from operators to help them grow their business according to recent research. Another 31% of SMBs currently have a cloud migration strategy in place – the segment remains largely untapped.
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What Vodafone Ireland’s €7M Means to You

Telecom Operator

Just last week, Vodafone Ireland announced its €7M investment in the development of new datacenter services for enterprise and public sector customers according to the Irish Times. The group plans to offer new services including co-location, managed hosting, private cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
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Should Telecom Operators Invest in Cloud Orchestration?

Telecom Operator

Telecom cloud service launched every working day of the year, according to Ovum research on Telcos in the Cloud. The research showed that most CSPs report annual cloud revenue growth in the 25%-30% range, however these cloud services often replace legacy offers, and so in the short term this substitution effect may mean zero growth or decline in some Telecom operators overall revenues. 
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Why Telcos Need Cloud Orchestration

Cloud Orchestration

Orchestration is key for telcos to quickly and easily increase the variety and number of products they offer. It also keeps them focused on what they do best: selling solutions wrapped with value-added services instead of commodity infrastructure.

“We have seen a lot of telcos rush into cloud, but the infrastructure space is still being dominated by commodity players,” such as Amazon Web Services LLC says GoGrid CEO John Keagy in a LightReading article. After investing tens of millions of dollars creating cloud service platforms, telecom operators need to be able to give their sales teams solid products to sell and “that has been a problem for most of the telcos,” he adds.
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The Cloud Risk Factors for Telecom Operators

Telecom Operators

Telecom operators are in a period of rapid transformation while facing many risks. In a sample of annual reports by telecom operators globally, declining revenues is the number one issue of concern, followed by threats from global vendors, IT downsizing and rationalization, and data regulations:
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