Instead of just providing connectivity, digital service providers (DSPs) can increase their revenues from two sources, according to the report. The first, enabled services, includes providing all of or part of the elements that are needed in a digital ecosystem to support consumer or business user experiences. Embedded services would include the creation of digital content, providing marketing around it, building consumer and engagement interfaces, fulfillment and support of the content requirements and analyzing the transactions.
The second source of potential revenue for DSPs was enabled services, which includes providing the necessary services to enable transport of the digital services at the right time, in the right place and in the right manner. The report said that with advanced user expectations and technology innovations, both of which should be in place by 2020, enabled services will need to provide data in real time in order to achieve network scale, security and dynamic quality of service.
Here's a look at the digital ecosystem and the platform requirements that telcos will need to turn themselves into DSPs:
ETSI research specialist Joan Triay provides an update on what ETSI was up to in Denver recently, what to expect at the next round of ETSI NFV Plugtests and the challenges it faces with security integration.
In this Telco Transformation radio show, IHS Markit's Michael Howard will talk about the network domains that carriers are targeting for SDN, the top SDN services that are driving revenues and the deployment barriers this year. Howard will also address whether carriers are embracing open source or using vendor-specific implementations.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is a key component of services providers' virtualization game plans and AT&T and Level 3 Communications have been at the forefront of its adoption.
In this webinar, Andrew Dugan, CTO of Level 3 Communications, and Amy Wheelus, Vice President of Cloud and D2 Platform Integration at AT&T, will discuss how their companies have leveraged SDN within their networks, services and applications. Some of the key areas that will be covered include:
Automation, APIs and lifecycle service orchestration
The continued evolution of SDN-based solutions and SDN in networks, including SD-WAN, dynamic cloud connections and scalable Ethernet and security solutions.