Cloud Computing – The Telco Opportunity

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How telcos can maximize the cloud computing opportunity.

Interest in cloud computing has grown over the past few years as the benefits of providing a cost efficient and elastic solution make it an attractive proposition. Although telcos have been late entrants, they have established a strong presence focussing primarily on IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).

Capgemini’s analysis indicates that cloud computing presents several attractive commercial opportunities for telcos which should be tapped in a phased manner, without delay, in order to maximize returns.  Although the IaaS proposition would be most fruitful for operators, other opportunities across SaaS and PaaS also offer significant potential. Capgemini recommends ways by which telcos can differentiate themselves to further strengthen their position and enable them to become frontrunners in cloud computing.