Nokia Networks introduces Telco Cloud Index for operators

  • Assesses operators' telco cloud transformations in technology and business
  • Helps operators advance cloud strategies, evaluate and close gaps in execution
Nokia Networks introduces Telco Cloud Index for operators

ESPOO, Finland-based Nokia Networks said it has developed a new index that evaluates operators’ transition to the telco cloud.
 
The index assesses the maturity of an operator's current cloud technology deployments, and business operations and processes, Nokia Networks said in a statement.
 
This enables operators to measure progress toward their telco cloud objectives, identify the technology and process changes needed to meet those objectives, and see how their headway measures up in the industry, it added.
 
The index also plots an operator's transformation plans for the subsequent 12 months, and regular repeat surveys can help the operator monitor progress
 
“In a … world where the cloud computing and telco cloud domains are merging, it is crucial for operators to plan their cloud transition really well,” said Nokia Networks executive vice president and head of Global Services Igor Leprince.
 
“They can use the Telco Cloud Index to help address challenging questions about their cloud strategy and execution planning which they may not have previously considered. And they can even compare themselves against their peers,” he added.
 
Measures technology and business maturity
 
Nokia Networks said it created the methodology and framework behind the Telco Cloud Index using quantifiable measures such as technology and business progress.
 
To assure objectivity focused on operator needs, the company commissioned industry research firm Analysys Mason to support the study.
 
A number of operators took part in a pilot phase which provided recommendations on how they could close the gap between their perceived and actual telco cloud transformation, Nokia Networks said.
 
“Telco cloud is a high priority for most operators, many of whom have similar aims but widely different approaches and varying degrees of IT and network overlap as the starting point,” said Analysys Mason principal analyst Glen Ragoonanan.
 
“Nokia's Telco Cloud Index provides much needed business and technology maturity benchmarking and lessons learned to participating operators and the wider industry, as well as helps Nokia Networks provide a more relevant telco cloud portfolio for operators worldwide,” he added.
 
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