Managed Services Demystified - An Overview for Telecom Service Providers
Facing increasing competition and commoditization from traditional telecom products, service providers are either in the process of or planning for the move to next generation, converged, network infrastructures in order to offer new, revenue-generating services. Making this transformation can be complex and difficult. However, if done correctly, working with a managed services provider and outsourcing all or part of the next generation network planning, implementation and management, the transition to the new infrastructure can occur quickly and efficiently and with reduced risk. This white paper discusses a number of options available to service providers - ranging from network outsourcing to network management and operations to hosted applications - and the benefits associated with these options.