Even though telcos have been slow in partnering with public cloud hyperscalers, several strategic partnerships have been announced in the Asia/Pacific region...
IDC indicated that the telco cloud will develop in parallel with cloud hyperscalers, operations support systems or business support systems vendors, application providers, system integrators, open source groups, and industry bodies.
“Even though telcos have been slow in partnering with public cloud hyperscalers, several strategic partnerships have been announced in the Asia/Pacific region. Telcos are keen on aligning their external partner-centric digital transformation approach (via public cloud adoption) with their internal digital transformation initiatives such as SD-WAN. Moving forward, public cloud adoption not only defends telco connectivity revenues, but also pivots telcos to a managed service provider or cloud-broker for enterprises,” says Yash Jethani, Research Manager for Telecommunications at IDC Asia/Pacific.
IDC Asia/Pacific’s latest report titled Market Analysis Perspective: Elevating the Role of Telcos in a Multicloud Ecosystem, 2020, examines how telco public cloud adoption (telcos partnering with hyperscalers to move enterprise workloads to cloud) can be bridged to enterprise needs as communications service providers construct their next-gen network infrastructure.
IDC defines the multi-cloud telco environment as an external digital lever for telcos to provide enterprises with required key performance indicators (latency, bandwidth, jitter) via a public cloud or cloudified internal systems – to enable scalability, faster go to market, and improved customer experience.
The provision of this multi-cloud ecosystem with end-to-end orchestration, seamless life-cycle services, and secured and automated billing systems is the need of the hour for any enterprise. In the long term, this positions telcos to lay the foundation to become ubiquitous cloud network providers and provide an exchange of cloud interconnect services on their platform.
Based on IDC’s research, the following are key highlights of the multi-cloud telco network:
*Note: Asia/Pacific excluding Japan