For the Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to succeed in the digital business transformation time, they need the agility of their multi-cloud networks built to be automated, dynamic, and scalable. The Telco Cloud will allow CSPs to take advantage of new technologies like 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Why CSPs (Communication Service Providers) need new architecture?
There are many reasons made the CSPs need to change to the new architecture, which is explained in the next points:
Voice and data transfer became commodity services that many digital technologies offer, such as WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, called OTT (Over-The-Top) service providers. These OTT take part in revenue going to a greenfield service provider, which builds a new, agile network with increased bandwidth without a matched increase in revenue. CSPs acquire a new business model able to introduce new challenging services and capabilities with the new prices.
In this era, customer needs are increasing rapidly. The existing architecture needs to be changed to create and deploy new services quickly. The legacy architecture slows the expansion regarding the demand of over the top service providers like Netflix and YouTube.
Telco needs new cloud services to increase the bandwidth to anticipate data growth, making them face increasingly expensive costs so that CSPs need to break vendor lock-in and move cloud services between more ecosystem partners.
Also, there is an expected huge global digital transformation market, making CSPs adapt rapidly to meet market demands and enterprises’ chances of undergoing a digital business transformation.
For all of that, we need the Telco cloud model, which uses software architecture to manage complexity, increase deployment speed, and offer a competitive price. Telco Cloud also offers to move between different Cloud Providers to stop vendor lock-in.
The Telco Cloud Consists of the following main parts:
Telco cloud infrastructure
Telco Cloud Abstract telco network and modern hardware in a software foundation ready for creating and delivering next-generation service to support modular cloud-native network functions (CNFs) and virtualized network functions (VNFs).
To manage CNFs and VNFs across all software-defined, the hybrid cloud, the edge cloud, and the IT cloud (software-defined data center) to meet the Quality of Service requirements. And Also, to manage service life cycles throughout the network cloud.
Telco cloud intelligence
To make real-time decisions about changes required to maintain performance and optimize utilization to close the automation loop and deliver improved customer experiences.