As proliferation of new technology in almost every sector is exploding, telecom operators have looked to rework the very foundation of their operations. Their efforts have centred around the idea of the third platform – a new way of doing business that is driven by 21st-century technologies like mobile, big data and, of course, the cloud.
These operators have recognized Cloud as a source of new revenues. They have made offering Cloud-based services to clients an integral part of their business strategies. This trend has now reached a tipping point where Cloud can create and deliver their business value, which can be created in three main areas: performing current business more efficiently and effectively, creating new business models for delivery of current services, and creating entirely new businesses.
As per a report appeared on Informa Telecoms & Media website, it states that using cloud services, telecom operators have a multi-billion dollar opportunity to change the dynamics of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) wallet share.
Many companies across the world have developed well-defined and clearly expressed cloud strategies. Several of these are telecom operators and others are large enterprises with an apparent view as to the benefits of moving IT to the cloud.
The general benefits of cloud computing from an ICT perspective can be summarized in 3 main areas:
To consider network services as smart pipes high-grade network for cloud services transport and cloud interconnection in order to guarantee secure and high performance end-to-end quality of service for end users.