Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the right expertise to mine the data sets.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Oct 21, 2019
A recent Gartner survey found that 80% of respondents using public cloud are using more than one cloud service provider (CSP). As databases move to the cloud, the database management service vendor landscape is shrinking, and data governance and integration are becoming more complex.
Are you ready for the impact of multicloud deployments on data and analytics strategies in your own organization?
This new Gartner report on multicloud and intercloud data management provides an impact appraisal along with recommendations for leaders planning to incorporate multiple CSPs into their data management strategies.
While IMS is not new, complete virtualization of IMS (vIMS) is new. Network functions virtualization (NFV) provides operators with the ability to rapidly and inexpensively deploy, configure, launch, and upgrade services, which can lead to faster time to market and lower operating costs, providing an important competitive advantage against traditional CSPs and new OTT service providers. It can also reduce the business risk associated with new service introductions. This agility allows operators to offer trials of new service offerings on a much larger scale, leading to acceleration of new revenue generation.
Using the IP Multimedia System (IMS) architecture, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can offer session-based services. Any Internet Protocol/Session Internet Protocol (IP/SIP) device can establish a session with the control servers’ Call Session Control Function (CSCF) and then establish connections with other IP/ SIP devices to deliver voice, video, and data sessions between the two end-clients.
As organizations go through major business and technology changes, they will increasingly depend on digital platforms to deliver products and services. More than half of the organizations we spoke with said they would increase spending with their primary hosting and cloud service provider (CSP) in 2017, and individual quarterly plans for hosting and cloud services suggest that the growth in spending will be persistent.
Customer demand for cloud-based services will only surge in the coming years. In this highly competitive market, the CSPs that can operate most efficiently and offer the most innovative services will gain the biggest customer base.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services is set to reach USD 122.5 billion in 2017, an increase of 24.4 percent over 20161. In fact, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of spending on public cloud services is almost seven times that of overall IT spending growth and IDC predicts that by 2020, it will top USD 203.4 billion worldwide2. The size of the opportunity for cloud service providers (CSPs) is huge but fierce competition, accelerating innovation and the need to keep prices low continue to create enormous pressure.
This paper outlines some of the primary challenges faced by CSPs in making and keeping their business profitable and suggests strategies and innovations that can help cloud businesses to take a greater share of the market opportunity.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
At Viavi Solutions® we’ve had the benefit of observing a number of hybrid cloud deployments up close. All sectors of IT users from small to large enterprises, governmental groups, and even cloud service providers (CSPs) who themselves have begun to offer managed cloud services from third-party platforms—touch the hybrid cloud environment. CIOs, especially, face new challenges in deploying or expanding their enterprise presence in the cloud.
This white paper examines four critical areas—migration, security, costs, and visibility—where CIOs can make major differences in the successful execution of hybrid cloud strategies. We’ve listed 20 fundamental questions CIOs can discuss with both their internal deployment groups and their external CSP/system integrator in preparation for a migration to or an expansion of hybrid cloud services.
Big Data is an opportunity for CSPs to create the intelligence for operating networks more efficiently, to analyze the success of the services that telcos are offering, and to create a better personal experience for their customers. Learn how to leverage the Big Data opportunity.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Jan 25, 2019
Communications service providers (CSPs) have long recognized the potential of data analytics. Yet their early efforts to pull actionable intelligence from the oceans of data they have access to were largely unsuccessful. Many tried a 'big bang' approach to building a central repository without knowing what they wanted to do with the data in it. The arrival of artificial intelligence (AI) – its machine learning subset in particular – has changed their thinking and approach.
For this Quick Insights report, we surveyed 64 professionals from CSPs around the world who are applying, leveraging and/ or planning to deploy advanced analytics in some capacity at various points across the customer lifecycle.
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: May 31, 2019
: FICO commissioned an independent research study by TM Forum to look at how global telecommunication providers are using (and plan to use) machine learning and advanced analytics to improve the customer experience in credit risk and beyond. This in-depth report includes key insights from a global survey as well as executive interviews with leading communication service providers such as Telstra, Vodafone, Sky, Globe Telecom, and BT on their vision for leveraging artificial intelligence to stop fraud, better engage customers across channels, improve risk management, and drive collection results.
Read this report to understand:
o What CSPs see as the biggest drivers for deploying advanced analytics over the next two years
o How and where BT, Globe Telecom, Vodafone UK, Sky and Telstra are using analytics, from marketing through origination
o The opportunities and pitfalls around financing devices as opposed to or in addition to subsidising them
o The scope for analytics to improve c
Published By: FICO EMEA
Published Date: Aug 30, 2019
Telecommunications companies lost more than $29 billion to consumer fraud in 2017 globally (1.27% of their revenues). The largest and most advanced communications service providers (CSPs) have sophisticated fraud detection systems and processes in place, but those organizations are now questioning their fraud readiness. Are they doing enough? Fraudsters may be individuals or increasingly sophisticated criminal networks. They constantly develop new methods and target new lines of business
Read this interview where Anat Hoida, Head of the FICO’s Telecom Practice in Europe, Middle East, and Africa, discusses the impacts of the evolving spectrum of fraud risks on the growth and competitiveness of CSPs globally.
This playbook is meant for all Microsoft partners—including SIs, hosters, resellers and VARs—looking to tap into this massive opportunity and set up a managed services business on Azure.
This book provides a framework for those looking to build a managed services practice—and some best practices for those who are a little further along on their cloud MSP journey. This book is especially valuable for partners who are either transacting or looking to transact via the CSP platform and license structure. The insights in this playbook are sourced from interviews and surveys with more than 50 Cloud MSPs. These interviews were conducted by AMI Partners Inc.
Engaging a cloud service provider (CSP) for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is now common practice for enterprise IT. It is essential to make the right choice of providers and services, particularly as it relates to security practices, data privacy, and operational capabilities. Be sure to put potential Cloud Service Provider (CSP) partners under the microscope by asking them the right questions about how they will secure your most essential information.
Enterprise Product Management is essential for CSPs seeking to secure and enhance their market positions. The complexity of CSP product offerings creates a business environment that is slow and ill-equipped to meet ever-growing customer demands.
Download this white paper from EuropeanCommunications to learn how leading mobile network operators use analytics to create more targeted marketing. Get real-world examples of companies that are using subscriber analytics to reduce customer churn, and find out what it takes to put big data to work in your organization.
Read this Stratecast white paper from Frost & Sullivan to learn about the challenges over-the-top (OTT) competitors such as Google, Hulu, Netflix, and Facebook are causing communications service providers (CSPs).
The term “Proactive Customer Care” has been used by many vendors and Communications Service Providers (CSPs) for several years in the telecoms industry. It has generally come to mean “Understand the reason for a customer’s concern, or potential issues, with their service before the customer takes direct action.”
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