September 06, 2022 Blog
Welcome to yet another post from our weekly series, which is usually based on how cloud computing helps different verticals in meeting industry-specific challenges and emerging as the winner of the time. In our previous post, we covered cloud migrations for the FMCG industry (LINK: How Does Cloud Migration help your FMCG Business? Migrate to Cloud with LogicEra!) and discussed how FMCG companies are leveraging the power of the cloud to forecast market demands, track stock at multiple levels, improve work efficiency, reduce costs, etc. In this post, we will discuss how cloud migration is helping Telecommunication businesses in enhancing service delivered to their end-customers, boosting business productivity, increasing deployment times, decreasing operational & administrative costs, and much more.
The telecom cloud market is expected to grow to USD 74.36 billion by 2026 from USD 25.33 billion in 2020 with a CAGR of 19.9% over the forecast period (2021 – 2026). The factors mainly driving this growth are the benefits cloud computing brings to the table that includes improved scalability, agility & business productivity, reduced costs, and so on. Moreover, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth even more. Entertainment video streaming is something people were doing anyway from before but the pandemic has increased the number of people working from home, students attending classes online, and so on. All this has led to a surge in data, voice, and broadband services for the telecom industry, generating the need for cloud adoption even more. Let us have a look at the top five ways cloud migration helps Telecommunication Businesses.
Cloud Computing helps telecommunication companies in improving service delivered to the end-customers by increasing its reach globally through several advanced techniques. Here are the three ways it benefits telecommunication companies in enhancing user experience:
IT & communication services could be delivered over any network through the cloud. Whether it is worldwide coverage, fixed or mobile network, the cloud platform could be used by the end-customer connected devices including televisions, smartphones, laptops, computers, etc.
Ultimate quality network services are provided by the cloud platforms that include L4-L7 connections, VPN, etc., which not only ensures secure and efficient services but also assures end-to-end quality for the end-users.
An array of communication services are delivered by the cloud platforms that include messaging, audio calls & conferences, broadcasting, video calls & conferences, etc.
Since with cloud, the telecommunication companies aren’t required to spend a hefty amount of money in purchasing expensive hardware. They also needn’t spend on maintaining, upgrading, or repairing hardware. Besides, due to provisioning software and virtualization, the software provided by the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) isn’t expensive too. Most CSPs have the pay-as-you-go pricing model, and that you only pay for the services you use.
We all know scaling up or down resources in your legacy IT infrastructure is quite difficult and if somehow you can achieve that, it impacts business growth. On the contrary, with the cloud, you achieve both together. Scalability and business performance are co-related to each other in the cloud. The more you scale your resources, the better business performs and the more revenue you generate. As far as the benefits of scalability in the cloud is concerned, they usually remain the same for every sector, even telecommunication.
Anyone who has access to the internet can make use of cloud services on various devices including desktops, laptops, smartphones, etc. So, in short, the cloud helps you grow your telecom business globally.
No matter whether you take back up of your data every day or every week, your on-premises data backup options are not reliable. Hit by a disaster, all can go for a toss. However, the data backup services that most CSPs provide allows your telecom company to backup and store your data in multiple locations (at least three). So, not only your data is safe and secure with the cloud but that you can maintain your business continuity as well in most cases.
The telecom industry is getting benefitted from cloud computing in multiple ways. It reduces its administrative & operational costs by leveraging the power of the cloud. Through the huge content delivery network bestowed by the cloud, it can maintain a unified collaboration and communication. Moreover, switching CSPs for telecom companies is quite easier as they only need to sign a new contract, move data, and retain the customers that too at minimal costs. Like any other industry, telecom can pay more attention to its core business rather than on managing its IT, updating servers, troubleshooting maintenance issues, and so on.
Of course, migrating to the cloud could be a worthwhile move but don’t forget it is not as easy as it sounds. You must first research well before you jump onto the cloud computing bandwagon. Make sure all your cloud implementations are backed with an effective cloud migration strategy. Just in case you require any supplemental support you can get a cloud consultant on board or hire a Managed Services Provider (MSP). There are several cloud migration service providers that provide cloud services for the Telecommunication industry as well. One of the most reputed cloud migration companies in the UK and UAE is LogicEra. The MSP helps you seamlessly and safely migrate your infrastructure to the cloud within the shortest possible time.