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Telco Cloud Framework and Deployment Roadmaps

1Q 2017 | Technology Analysis Report | AN-2538 | 25 pages | 7 figures | PDF |

 

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ABI Research
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2017年3月お問い合わせください 25 7

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Telco networks are experiencing a significant transformation. They are driven by two major concepts: software and cloud. Telcos have realized that vendor lock-in, proprietary hardware, and service creation lifecycles that are measured in years will only lead to depreciation, creating access networks where Webscale players and third parties monetize their precious spectrum and fixed assets. A telco cloud platform is the new network engine, the new heart of the telco network that will enable flexibility, service agility, and cost savings.

Telco cloud platforms will be a vital component for the future of networks, especially when 5G is expected to bring new types of service functionality, including service chaining and network slicing. In a way, SDN, NFV, MEC, and other telco cloud technologies are more important than the evolution of RAN, as they bring new monetization and service opportunities, rather than just faster network speeds. Moreover, the flexible and agile nature of the telco cloud will allow telcos to create new services fast, and it will allow them to be proactive rather than reactive to the market.

The next 5 years will be pivotal for the deployment of telco cloud platforms, as several telcos are now more familiar with the challenges and opportunities these new platforms bring. There have been a few platform contracts in late 2016, and more are expected during 2017, when telcos start to design their networks as shared platforms rather than dimensioning different parts separately. The trend will continue, and in the long-term, all telco networks will become distributed clouds.

This report discusses the opportunities, challenges, and value chain aspects of the telco cloud platform market. Telcos are now deploying their new networks in two distinct strategies: either appliance-based, where they initially deploy virtualized network elements, or platform-based, where they are starting to design their networks in cloud terms. Several technologies are assessed, including SDN, NFV, MEC, and open-source activities, and the value chain is briefly mapped and discussed.



目次

  • 1. INTRODUCTION
    • 1.1. Background
    • 1.2. Report Definitions
  • 2. THE TELCO CLOUD FRAMEWORK
    • 2.1. Component Analysis
  • 3. OPERATIONAL TRANSFORMATION
    • 3.1. Becoming Agile and Adopting DevOps
    • 3.2. Operational and Cultural disruption
  • 4. THE TELCO CLOUD ECOSYSTEM
    • 4.1. Vendors
    • 4.2. Open-Source Software
    • 4.3. Standardization
  • 5. DEPLOYMENT MODELS
    • 5.1. Appliance Strategy
    • 5.2. Platform Strategy
    • 5.3. Virtualized versus Cloud Native
    • 5.4. Choosing the Right Strategy
    • 5.5. Network Slicing and 5G
  • 6. KEY TAKEAWAYS AND FUTURE WORK

 

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Telco Cloud to Reach Critical Mass After 2020, Driven by 5G

 

London, United Kingdom - 18 Apr 2017

ABI Research predicts that large-scale telco cloud deployments will reach global critical mass after 2020, in parallel with the deployment for 5G. This network generation will likely require a new core network to allow for advanced concepts, including network slicing and services geared toward different business verticals. Early 5G deployments, during which time there will not be an immediate need for a new telco core, will likely focus on enhanced mobile broadband.

“Although telcos are transforming their technology and business platforms to become more agile and to evolve past their monolithic access-based business models, they are finding it much more challenging than anticipated,” said Dimitris Mavrakis, Research Director at ABI Research. “Software, cloud computing, and open source are promising and will simplify operations, but in the short term, telcos are preferring to rely on their trusted vendors to continue this journey.”

AT&T, DT, Telefonica, and Verizon are honing their strategies and planning their networks as shared platforms, rather than a mix of individual network appliances. This means that network resources will be virtualized, distributed, and software controlled, leading to a much more agile network. This will allow the implementation of an “Untelco” strategy, selling tailored network resources to different verticals.

However, there are a few indications that end-to-end systems are still the end goal. For example, Telefonica O2 UK awarded an end-to-end contract to Nokia for a cloud-native packet core, something that would be a considerable challenge to implement in-house with a true vendor agnostic, common-off-the-shelf network. ABI Research expects many more end-to-end telco cloud contracts will be awarded in the years to come.

“Although a few open source projects are contributing valuable inputs toward the evolution of telco networks, there is also competition among open source projects, and the concept is also misunderstood and in some cases, misused by several industry players,” concludes Mavrakis. “The golden ratio is somewhere between end-to-end systems and open source components, if vendors provide open interfaces and flexibility to integrate third-party and smaller vendors.”  

These findings are from ABI Research’s Telco Cloud Framework and Deployment Roadmaps report.

 

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