Making common sense of network economics
Service providers are in the unenviable position of trying to stay profitable in a highly competitive, capital-intensive market that consistently demands new services, new technologies and lower prices. Business and consumer customers want to pay less for more calls and minutes in their bundles, more data, more speed and more services; and if they can’t get what they want from their current service provider, they will switch to a new one. At the same time, shareholders want to drive more business value.
Not surprisingly, the ability to deliver more of everything has finance and network operations teams scrambling. They need to find the right balance that will provide bottom line profitability and support the top line growth that will be driven by upgrading, renewing and replacing network equipment to support the roll-out of 5G technology and new services around mobile edge computing, the IoT and the cloud.