To say telecom operators face challenging business conditions is an understatement. They operate in an industry where traditional services enabled by a standard telecom infrastructure are no longer enough. Lower costs and accelerated time to revenue are required to prevent operator business models from failing.
“We cannot survive the way we are going,” said Telefonica CTO Enrico Blanco. “Traffic grows at 50% every year and 100% in some countries. Our network will be growing; we will be improving access and improving capabilities every day. But revenues are not growing at this rate; we have to lower our cost. We need to use additional business levers. In my mind there are no options — now is the time.”