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Telcos still need a plan for application delivery, Heavy Reading finds

Although all telecom network operators must transform themselves into providers of applications for enterprise...


June 2, 2010  


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Although all telecom network operators must transform themselves into providers of applications for enterprise customers, little progress has been made in planning for application delivery, with fundamental issues regarding technologies and approaches still to be resolved, according to a new report from Heavy Reading.

 

Telco Application Delivery: The Network vs. IT Power Struggle analyzes the next-generation application delivery challenges now faced by telcos, as well as the technology and deployment options available from IT-focused suppliers and network-focused vendors.

 

The report identifies and evaluates the role of internal network and IT departments in developing an effective application delivery infrastructure, and profiles and analyzes 10 leading suppliers of telco application delivery solutions.

 

It also pinpoints strategies that technology suppliers can take to win business in this emerging market sector.

 

The telco application delivery infrastructure market represents a large opportunity for vendors, but most are not addressing this sector effectively at present, says Caroline Chappell, research analyst with Heavy Reading Services Software Insider and author of the report.

 

“Application delivery is still a loosely defined term that embraces a wide range of technologies, and telcos are trying to sort out which vendors are best placed to provide them with the right solutions,” she notes.

 

“These may not be the traditional suppliers of application delivery technology associated with the data center/corporate network application delivery.” 

Further information is available at www.heavyreading.com.