TECHNOLOGY ACROSS TELECOMMUNICATIONS, WEBSCALE AND NEUTRAL CARRIER FOR 150 NETWORK OPPERATORS

prnewswire | August 26, 2020

Telecommunications network operators (TNOs) continue to face slow revenue growth, rising labor costs, and high network capital expenditures (capex). The cost of powering and maintaining networks are also challenges. To cope, telcos are digitally transforming their operations, restructuring their physical asset base, and learning from the Webscale world. Webscale network operators (WNOs) have grown to be among the world's largest companies, and are investing in a range of markets with network needs: connected cars, remote health care, drones and more. WNOs spend big in the cloud, and are pressuring traditional supply chains through their support for open networking, direct work with the ODM/EMS sector, and self-designed chips.

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Cloud computing has been widely adopted globally and is expected to grow even further in coming years. Business agility is undoubtedly the main benefit and key driver behind enterprise cloud adoption because IT resources can be acquired and deployed more quickly. Once deployed, these resources can be increased or decreased as needed to meet demand.

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Cloud computing has been widely adopted globally and is expected to grow even further in coming years. Business agility is undoubtedly the main benefit and key driver behind enterprise cloud adoption because IT resources can be acquired and deployed more quickly. Once deployed, these resources can be increased or decreased as needed to meet demand.

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