Date Added: Jun 2010
Most telecom providers rely on a large computing infrastructure running a diverse set of applications to deliver, manage and bill services. Transforming this infrastructure into clouds can reduce internal computing resource needs and release the excess for use by paying customers. Doing so reduces internal costs and increases revenue streams - a win-win situation for a telecom cloud provider. This paper will cover different aspects of cloud services and identify some of the considerations telecom providers must address in order to deliver and sustain quality cloud services to their customers.