On the surface, cloud or IT infrastructure service initiatives appear to be attractive offerings for telecom service providers, but are they? Cloud or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) explicitly involves network services and hosting/IT infrastructure services. This combination of services holds the potential for higher margins and lower capital intensity than either network connectivity services or IT hosting services considered separately. These services provide higher value for subscribers than the traditional offerings because they delivery many management and support functions that subscribers would otherwise provide through internal resources, and they cost less to deliver because the cloud model improves asset utilization and reduces operating expenses. Click here to read more at FierceTelecom.
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