Gartner Research

How Telecom Providers Should Approach the Cloud IaaS Opportunity

Published: 29 March 2018

ID: G00348207

Analyst(s): To Chee Eng , Petr Gorodetskiy


Many telecom providers continue to aspire to be cloud IaaS providers. While it's a valid adjacent opportunity, providers face significant challenges, with strong likelihood of failure. Technology strategic planners must understand how they can approach this opportunity successfully.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • For Segment 1: Lead With Managed and Professional Services in Competitive Cloud Markets
  • For Segment 2: Telecom Providers With Established IT Services Business Must Transform to Cloud-Led IT Services
  • For Segment 3: Providers in Large Developing Markets Can Lead With IaaS, but Must Extend to Managed Services Early for Long-Term Viability
  • For Segment 4: Providers in Small Developing Markets Should Not Enter the Cloud IaaS Market

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