Telcos everywhere are starting to accept that their future networks will be deployed in the public cloud. The immediate need to invest in 5G networks is driving this change, but the benefits of the public cloud can be exploited to rebuild all generations of mobile networks on a more flexible and cost-effective architecture. Do you know that mobile messaging services are the perfect place to start on your journey to the public cloud? The fluctuating demand levels, and low latency requirements of messaging are ideally suited to cloud deployments. Have you considered moving your network platforms to the cloud, and do you know what your first steps should be?
Mobile Messaging services are ideally suited for public cloud deployments, and are therefore a perfect first step for Operators to take on this journey. Messaging Services are not highly sensitive to latency concerns, and do not require any specialised hardware platforms to run on. It is also a service where demand and traffic volume fluctuates considerably over time, so the flexible scalability offered by public cloud providers would enable Operators to correlate their expenditure on cloud servers with actual service usage. Costs would therefore track revenues in a highly dynamic manner, allowing Operators to improve their margins on providing the service.
In this document, we will take a look at some of the benefits of public cloud and some considerations and risks that should be looked at closely before jumping into the world of public cloud.