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CSP Business Models and Opportunity Assessment for Cloud-Related Services

Published: 02 May 2013

ID: G00247293

Analyst(s): King-Yew Foong


Cloud-related services are maintaining a strong momentum, but business and profitability challenges persist. Communications service providers' strategic planners must leverage telecom services to create differentiated value propositions and identify selected partners to enhance their capabilities.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Market Segmentation and Scope of Activities for CSPs
    • Infrastructure-Related Services
    • Platform-Related Services
    • Software-/Applications-Related Services
  • How CSPs Can Monetize Cloud-Related Service Opportunities
    • Leverage Cloud-Related Services to Grow Traditional Telecom Revenue
    • Leverage Value-Added Activities to Strengthen and Protect Revenue Generation
    • Assessing the Upstream Segment (Content, Application and Development)
    • Assessing the Prospect of Becoming a Cloud-Based OTT Service Provider
  • Conclusions and Recommendations for CSPs

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