2018 Telco Cloud Mergers and Acquisitions
This IDC Market Note provides an overview and analysis of telco cloud M&A disclosed in the year 2018. The document is limited to major M&A initiatives of telcos and MSOs from the cloud market perspective. According to Ragupathy Vellappa, associate research manager, Worldwide Telecommunications Research, "Telcos' acquisition of cloud assets is indeed a strategic move to better serve their enterprise customers as well as to increase their top-line revenue. Cloud remains the key focused business areas for communications service providers such as Orange Business Services, GTT Communications, Zayo Group, T-Systems, and NTT Communications. These communications service providers will continue to add cloud-based assets to increase scale and extend their geographic reach. At the same time, communications service providers, which are migrating to digital service providers, will continue to divest their capital-intensive infrastructure/datacenter assets to focus more on emerging business areas such as mobile, digital media, IoT, and software-defined technologies. But they will continue to offer cloud infrastructure services to enterprise customers thorough channel partners."
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