European telecoms can save €39B by re-imagining the network!

European operators are seeking new technology designs and standards, drawing inspiration from highly optimized technology and business design of their Cloud peers, in order to handle the growth in fixed, mobile and Internet of Things traffic.

These are findings of a new report from Arthur D. Little (ADL), a global management consultancy and Bell Labs Consulting, the industrial research and advisory arm of Alcatel-Lucent. The report “Reshaping the future with Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networks (SDN)”, predicts that the shift to becoming a Cloud Carrier has the potential to significantly re-define how the industry competes in the cloud era.

The report findings show that the efficiency impact of onboarding NFV and SDN for these operators could be worth 14 billion euros per year in the network domain alone, which will be augmented by a further 25 billion euros per year in non-network operating costs through greater automation and simplification of business processes.

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