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Lessons learned in Telecom Cloud Transformation

Operators are looking for new ways to innovate, increase revenues, speed up the Telecom Cloud Transformation meets these goals by combining SDN and NFV with Ericsson’s accumulated professional services experience and technology insights. Operators must avoid the pitfall of allowing network and IT departments to operate as silos.

Operators are always looking for ways to innovate and increase revenues, speed up the rollout of new services, improve efficiency and achieve superior performance. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) believes that the best means of achieving all of these goals is to undertake a cloud transformation enabled by software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

To help operators make the most of the cloud opportunity, Ericsson launched Telecom Cloud Transformation consulting services ahead of this year’s Mobile World Congress. At TM Forum Live! in Nice, France, from June 2 to 5, operators will be able to learn more about Telecom Cloud Transformation, which combines SDN and NFV with the professional services experience and technology insights Ericsson accumulates in delivering more than 1,500 consulting and systems integration projects each year.

Paolo Colella, Vice President and Head of Consulting and Systems Integration at Ericsson, says: "We believe that Telecom Cloud Transformation offers advantages such as improved user experience, customer intimacy and network experience, but also cost savings and efficiency gains. We’re looking forward to talking to operators about the lessons we’ve learned since launching these services in February."

Through the Telecom Cloud Transformation offering, operators can turn to Ericsson consultants and systems integrators for step-by-step advice – starting with business process analysis and continuing all the way through to implementation, development and maintenance.

As a leader in telecom services, Ericsson has the right mix of experiences and insights to guide a Telecom Cloud Transformation that extends across the business, network and IT dimensions. Ericsson believes that operators must avoid the pitfall of allowing network and IT departments to operate as silos, as the most successful communications service providers will be those that that adopt a more integrated approach to reducing costs, improving service levels and driving new revenues.

Attendants At TM Forum Live! will be able to read more about Ericsson’s approach to Telecom Cloud Transformation and avoiding the pitfall of network and IT silos in an OSS/BSS supplement to the June edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report distributed at the event.

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