Communications service providers (CSPs) are currently facing a two-fold challenge. First, cloud-based over the top (OTT) solutions are taking advantage of the well-established CSP networks, quickly stealing revenue from formerly successful streams. Second, CSP networks haven’t adapted well enough to keep up with OTT agility and innovation as the telecom industry searches for more modern revenue streams. As a CSP, it’s time for you to make a change.
The latest white paper from the telecom experts at ECI, Real Revenues from Virtualized Services, explains how you can upgrade your legacy CSP network with software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to deliver customized virtual services for greater top-line revenue.
Many people in the telecom industry wonder whether an SDN approach or an NFV approach is better for their long-term goals. In reality, CSPs should be using both SDN and NFV to deliver the cloud-based apps that your customers are looking for.
“The SDN-NFV ecosystem enables your network to evolve from a static, one-size-fits-all approach to a dynamic, customizable service platform” – from the Real Revenues from Virtualized Services white paper
Before you can start creating new revenue streams with a modern network, you’ll have to implement an SDN-NFV approach for the following benefits:
With the support of your new CSP network, you can build a foundation of revenue streams designed to survive in the modern telco environment.
You’re already supporting customers in a number of verticals—healthcare, financial, energy/manufacturing, retail, government, science/education and more. However, if you’re only offering one rigid set of services, you’re missing out on a wide range of potential as each vertical has its own specific needs. A new, dynamic network can help you tap the potential that OTTs are already taking advantage of.
The issue you have to solve is the seemingly difficult transition from your dated network to a new SDN-NFV approach. The new ECI white paper explains how the company’s SDN-NFV ecosystem eases the migration process to help you create new revenue streams quicker and more effectively.
Want to learn more about making your service delivery process as agile and innovative as it needs to be to compete with new OTTs? Download the Real Revenues of Virtualized Services white paper and discover the keys to modernizing your network.
Jonathan Homa, is Senior Director Portfolio Marketing at ECI for the last few years. Jonathan enjoys French beer in Nice and loves to discuss the 3 hottest topics in networking today: softwarization, virtualization and cloudification.