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Geographic expansion, hybrid enablement and digital transformation will drive carrier cloud revenue growth over the next 5 years


Combined Cloud as a Service revenue for telecom operators in Technology Business Research Inc.’s (TBR) Carrier Cloud Benchmark rose 12.6% year-to-year in 2Q17 due to strategic acquisitions and alliances, investments in new data centers, and portfolio expansion in growth segments such as SaaS and hybrid cloud. Combined IaaS revenue among benchmarked companies rose 10.8% year-to-year, driven by portfolio expansion and data center investments to reach customers in new markets. IaaS revenue growth is decelerating for most carriers, however, due to the maturity of the platform and pricing pressures from webscales such as Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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