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Many mobile providers see Wi-Fi as a threat to their traditional mobile business and a risk to their revenues from corporate customers. However, Wi-Fi does offer new opportunities to enhance the overall mobile customer proposition and experience, along with new commercialization models.

Service providers must consider several important implications and potential strategies to position themselves to capture Wi-Fi opportunities in the business market.

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Everything is changing

As the pressures on operators mount from every direction – OTT competition, data-hungry subscribers and business customers, LTE, and VoLTE – the need for strategically realigned new business models dominates the agenda. Telcos define their competitive advantage by their ability to innovate and to keep pace with – or, better still, ahead of - the changing technology landscape. This means delivering services that consumers will love because they can enhance the mobile lifestyle. On top of that, it means meeting the ever more sophisticated requirements of enterprise customers.

 

The impact on the business

The rapid growth of mobile data and the popularity of Wi-Fi have created many new and innovative money-making opportunities for service providers. The question is no longer “Can service providers make money from Wi-Fi? rather, it is “Where should they focus their efforts, and when should they deploy?”

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Distributed antenna systems are proliferating as carriers scramble to enhance quality-of-service in densely packed venues such as sports stadiums, shopping malls, and convention centers. In such environments, cell-tower coverage simply cannot handle the dense traffic of tens of thousands of voice calls and the image/video transfers endemic to smartphones.

The carrier who does handle the traffic sets itself apart as a provider, and that is why DAS are becoming so popular.

Current methods of anticipatory service assurance are failing to provide optimal results – it is time to look at what contextual and predictive analytics can do. This paper describes one specific business application, Critical Alarm Prediction, which benefits the CSP in OPEX reduction, revenue loss prevention and customer experience management. 

Networking vendors and operators are now mustering to address and benefit from the sea change that SDN/NFV represents, making this an opportune time to establish a broad industry ecosystem, not a series of ‘ego-systems’ revolving around particular vendor implementations, forming competing siloes, and reducing the scope and sweep of operator choices. The successful establishment of an expansive ecosystem requires embracing expansive openness throughout the top-to-bottom architecture.

This white paper assesses the impact of the emerging network virtualization technologies of network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) on the operational processes and support systems of communication service providers (CSPs). It outlines the key role the OSS will play in enabling CSPs to deploy and realize anticipated benefits from service agility, operational flexibility and cost optimization.

Virtualization brings the promise of renewed competitiveness to telecom operators, allowing them to move forward with agility, speed and cost savings. As with all new technologies, it requires changes in how operators manage their business processes in procurement, planning and operations. 

Metro Networks Are Growing and Changing Driven by the increased adoption of cloud technology and applications, traffic volume is growing at an average rate of 30 to 50 percent annually in metro networks, even more in some cases. At the same time, service providers are finding that they cannot charge the same amount for transported bits, so they are expected to invest in increased network capacity without an equivalent rise in revenue.

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Communications Service Providers (CSPs), need to innovate to keep up with the competitive pressure of the rapidly changing network environment. As more of the value (and revenues) flow to over-the-top service providers like Google and Amazon, CSPs face the prospect of increasingly becoming providers of commodity-like transport services.

Download this whitepaper and learn:

  • Why CSPs need to transform their networks
  • The driving force behind innovation in the telecom industry
  • The impact of implementing NFV technologies
    

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