Telecom Cloud Update: Cloud Platforms Target the Telecom Sector

Telecom Cloud Update: Cloud Platforms Target the Telecom Sector

  • February 2021 •
  • 16 pages •
  • Report ID: 6025124 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Market Perspective assesses the key strategies of cloud providers in the telecommunications sector. The first wave of the establishment of the telecom cloud is well underway. Over the past five years, most tier 1 operators have implemented SDN/NFV platforms. This has facilitated the flattening and the beginning of a small decline in capex spending. However, managing the opex curve is still a challenge. Migrating IT and network operations to the cloud as well digital service delivery and other application-enablement platform will be the next wave.According to Courtney Munroe, research vice president, Worldwide Telecommunications, IDC, "Telecommunications service providers desperately need to generate new growth revenue. This will be driven by new edge services and CNF-based applications hosted on private or public cloud infrastructure."