This blog is by Manish Chandra at Nokia Networks.
It’s now a cliché that operators are challenged by growing traffic demand. Yet, what if traffic rises in some areas and falls in others? Add in fashion and the whims of your customers as well as the demand for capacity and the services you provide – and it can all become very unpredictable.
Agility is the key and nothing is as flexible as the telco cloud.
Yet to make the telco cloud dance to your tune and match your needs, you’ll need an agile, flexible partner. Rather like a professional dance choreographer, that partner must have the experience and insight needed to make the final outcome perfect.
First though, what are the key uses of telco cloud? What should you as an operator be looking for from your provider?
There are clear use cases that will have the most impact on your business. They are the most ‘doable’ and include Virtual VoLTE/IMS, as well as possible integrated rich communications suite solutions. A virtual Evolved Packet Core is also a good basis, while Subscriber Data Management and Mobile Softswitch complete the range of essential services that telco cloud can provide.
Watch our recent video exploring the issues for operators and how Nokia can help make the telco cloud a reality.
These are the practical solutions that can form the basis of the telco cloud. But what strategies do you need to adopt to make it all successful?
The first priority is to look at specific network functions and see how they can be virtualized. A vendor partner who can deliver solutions quickly to reduce time-to-market down to a bare minimum is also essential.
Cloud wise professional services too!
Nokia is ideally placed to deliver end-to-end solutions, from consultation on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) through to design, planning, deployment, optimization, operations and lifetime support. As well as the innovative solutions that Nokia provides through NFV, with its tier 1 status for mobile network design, our cloud wise professional services also provide an edge over IT-based system integrators. A multivendor approach is a central part of Nokia’s philosophy, allowing our solutions to work on any network. And of course, our solutions are our solutions – we designed and built them and we know them inside out.
So beyond technology, choosing the right partner is essential for your telco cloud success. It’s now time to choose that partner for the Telco Cloud tango!
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