Yulot 10/9/2014 | 10:49:17 AM
Re: competitive edges...? True. Whatever way we look at it, the data got to be transported to the end user. Telcos control the end-to-end delivery, which should give them an edge, as well as with the management of the QoS & E. This should become even more crucial, with companies needing to deliver more complex, larger volumes of data, in streaming or progressive download mode, requiring reliable immediate availability.

I am not sure Telcos have a total grip on that part, though. Lots have been playing with providing their clients with SLA, but dont have the right data to support it (beyond sole control and provisionning information only validating a session was on or down).

But the other issue is monetizing that transport and QoS/E and demarcating/marketing this benefit. Today, I have the feeling it is not that explicit, which can justify the position of pure Data Centre providers to not care about that end 2 end delivery and just lease anything that is beyond their data centre, because there are enough companies providing it at a good price.
melao2 10/8/2014 | 4:31:26 PM
Re: competitive edges...? The competitive edge? Well, the telcos have the infrastructure to bring service provided in a Data Center to whatever location, they have the access network, the transport network and so on.

In that respect they would have an end to end solution. Theoritically they could vertically build the competitive edge.
mhhf1ve 10/7/2014 | 5:28:22 PM
competitive edges...? What competitive edge do telcos have (other than controlling the connectivity) that other cloud players don't? Amazon seems to have a pretty huge lead with developers and customers. Google and MSFT have experience with building tools for developers (and even have created programming languages specifically for their developers). Rackspace has a niche in making open standards and getting some hardware makers on board with their vision. What do telcos bring to the table? 
Liz Greenberg 10/3/2014 | 10:56:33 AM
Re: Makes increasing sense, as long as the telco has SCALE And DRIVE to compete...usually the big guys are not leaders but followers. In this case they will have to be innovative as well.  Google, Amazon and the others are always looking for new revenue streams whereas telcos are way too conservative in their approach.  They need to hire and embrace creative thinkers.  Carol addressed this in another article.
[email protected] 10/2/2014 | 1:22:06 PM
Makes increasing sense, as long as the telco has SCALE So many good reasons, not least the ability to be able to manage and work on efficiencies, experiments with new tech... but of course SCALE is needed.
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