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Telcos As Cloud Rainmakers

Cloud Computing Presents Opportunities And Risks For Telcos And Their Customers

March 14, 2012

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Why Read This Report

Cloud computing is changing the telco business model: Traditional telecom offerings migrate into the cloud and evermore over-the-top (OTT) players enter the telco value chain. Corporate CIOs should not ignore the network-centric nature of cloud-based solutions when developing their cloud strategies. Cloud solutions will increasingly be delivered by ecosystems of providers that include telcos, software, hardware, network equipment vendors, and OTT providers. Telcos have a chance to grow into the role of ecosystem manager, leveraging their network and financial assets. This report investigates how cloud computing affects the evolution of network products and services. It scrutinizes the relationship between telcos and business customers as well as opportunities regarding cloud solutions based on intelligent networks. The report helps CIOs better evaluate the potential of telcos as providers of network-centric cloud-based solutions by painting the likely development scenario of cloud computing in the telco space.

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Table of Contents

  • Cloud Changes The Telco Business Model Irreversibly
  • Telcos Will Approach The Cloud Opportunity In Five Phases
  • Create A Strategic Approach To Cloud Computing
  • Upgrade Subscriber Data Management, Commercial Models
  • Telcos Will Migrate Existing Portfolios To Cloud
  • Telcos Will Transform Their Network And Business Model
  • Take On The Role Of Ecosystems Manager

  • CIOs Should Focus On Network-Centric Cloud Solutions

  • Cloud Changes Forever The Engagement Between Telco And Customer
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