Telcos on Cloud
Cloud Services offer telecom service providers an opportunity to leverage their assets and offer value added services and bundled solutions to enterprises in infrastructure, computing, hosting and network services
Telecom companies have evidently come to a complete realization of the future of cloud and the advantages it brings with it. They are aware that cloud market is small yet has a long, but a definite future for pure-play cloud services. With right investments–partners, people and processes, telcos could scale the operations to take the leadership position in this space. The industry consensus is that every thing which is new has a fair share of issues around security, performance and uptime. It is important for customers to perceive the far-reaching benefits to business and weigh them against the perceived threats. And the adoption of cloud is more about fighting the internal resistance to change.
Let us take a quick look into a few telcos’ perception and strategies on cloud technology while they leverage on cloud despite ifs and buts.
Operators predominantly offer ‘utility’ y communications services. Cloud services are application and data center infrastructure utility services that are delivered via the communications services. Service providers are looking for adjacent offers that their customers need, with commoditization of voice and data services. Cloud Services offer telecom service providers an opportunity to leverage their assets and offer value added services and bundled solutions to enterprises in infrastructure, computing, hosting and networkork services.
Rajgopal Srinivas CEO, Tulip data center, Tulip Telecom Gopi Gopinath president & COO, enterprise business, Reliance Communications