Carrier Cloud India: Opportunities & Challenges
|出版日||ページ情報||英文 17 Pages
|インドのキャリアクラウド市場：機会・課題 Carrier Cloud India: Opportunities & Challenges|
|出版日: 2012年04月17日||ページ情報: 英文 17 Pages||
The National Institute of Standards and Technology defines cloud computing as “a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction”.
While Indian operators are emerging from a voice-era-led, low-ARPU regime to higher-speed data services enabled by 3G/4G infrastructure, large investments in network and spectrum are at stake. As it becomes crucial to quickly ramp up profitable revenue base, they are now targeting enterprise/small to medium enterprise customers with suite of cloud services.
Cloud computing is a buzzword not only among telcos but across all industry sectors. Indian businesses and enterprises have rapidly started adopting cloud computing and more so in the fledgling e-Commerce (online travel, auction, retail) segments. Most Indian telcos are keen to understand how the market develops in the short term. Currently, the market has seen development activity in IaaS and PaaS.
The scorching pace of telecom growth market of the last five years has slowed in India over the last nine to ten months as the voice ARPUs continued to plummet in the face of fierce competition. Topping it was the inordinate spectrum auction pricing pressure for 3G/BWA that has left Indian carriers scrambling for cover. While multi-service operators have their existing customer base across retail/micro and small enterprises and the large enterprises, competitive pressures have pushed the envelope forcing carriers to differentiate to survive and grow. It is likely that cloud power will enable operators to create a new value proposition that will create new tiers of customers to enter service base and bring additional services to current customers.
Service providers are keen to extend their basic hosting capabilities to deliver SaaS applications. The operators can emerge as SaaS aggregators and provision these services along their SLAs and position themselves as one stop shop for enterprise software.
‘Carrier Cloud India: Opportunities & Challenges’ provides insight into the emerging carrier cloud ecosystem, the level of carrier awareness/readiness of this opportunity, current cloud service offerings and the big trends in the space. Competitive positioning of Web service providers and multi-service carriers, indicative tariffs and government initiatives in the market are highlighted. Operator strengths in the cloud business, their challenges and current strategies are detailed. It also covers the cloud infrastructure vendor view, including a suite of current and planned offerings and operator partnerships. This report focuses largely on carrier cloud services to enterprises and not utilizing cloud infrastructure for captive usage.
State of Carrier Cloud Services Today
Source: Tonse Telecom