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National telcos in Asia have to innovate in their approaches to cloud services as they have to contend with larger, better-resourced players such as AWS and Google for customers. However, there are niches that national telcos can thrive in.


  • Most telcos have fought shy of competing directly with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft, and Google as cloud services providers. However, if telcos assess their opportunities carefully, they can find niches in public, private, and hybrid clouds to thrive in.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses what workloads and how much should reside in public, private, or hybrid environments.
  • Analyzes how telcos can carve out niche roles that highlight their core competencies.

Key questions answered

  • What is the cloud service innovation, and why is it innovative?
  • What problem has the cloud service innovation solved?
  • How is the service implemented, and how long did it take to launch the service?
  • What are the business outcomes for telcos and customers?
  • What are the best practices, and what are the lessons learned?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Spotting opportunities in national markets

  • Asia-Pacific cloud spending will increase in 2017
  • National telcos must compete from a position of strength


  • Further reading
  • Author

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