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Operator approaches to IaaS: case studies and analysis

Catherine Hammond Principal Analyst, Research

"Operators are continuing to adjust their approaches to IaaS in the rapidly evolving cloud market; some are gaining revenue growth as a result."

This report examines the approaches of nine different operators, all of whom are active in the IaaS market. It considers how IaaS services fit within operators’ broader cloud and connectivity strategies, evaluates performance to date, and outlines key strengths and challenges.

It is based on several sources including:

  • Analysys Mason’s discussions with operators and other stakeholders in the IaaS market
  • public announcements, press releases, annual reports and financial statements of market players.

The following companies are featured in case studies.

  • City Network
  • Etisalat
  • KCOM
  • KPN
  • Macquarie Telecom Group
  • T-Systems
  • Tata Communications
  • Telefónica
  • Telstra