Although Over The Top voice and text services from cloud providers like Google or Microsoft compete heavily with traditional telco services, this is really yesterday’s battle. For emerging technologies, the cloud will be a major enabler for the telco sector.
5G is of course set to be a game changer in the coming years, and it simply won’t be possible without cloud providers. As users generate and download far more data than ever, choosing cloud services that can meet your customers’ demands will be essential. It will also be key to invest in Telco Cloud solutions and to develop network function virtualization strategies that let you respond to the increased demand.
The same goes for the revolution in Internet connected devices. From heart monitors to energy meters to self-driving cars, the IoT is going to rely on effective communication with the cloud. Configuring those links is going to be invaluable.
And of course, in a world of remote working, telcos play a crucial role in providing the infrastructure that makes WFH a possibility. Once again, the cloud is the industry’s friend when it comes to delivering those services.