2016: A Critical Year for Local Access
- Global Presence: Procuring, deploying, managing and maintaining local access networks in multiple cities, multiple countries and with numerous providers is time and resource intensive.
- Traditional Models Make Apps and Services Difficult to Monetise: The traditional approach to local access networks is costly, inefficient, cumbersome, difficult to scale and makes monetising new applications and services difficult.
- Pricing and Providers are Different Everywhere: The last-mile in each city can be drastically different with prices varying based on provider and location. Understanding basic pricing alone will challenge a procurement team across multiple geographies.
- Flexibility Can Be Costly: Enterprise customers scale up or down their requirements in new locations and in different cities as their business changes. That can mean renegotiating network deals and paying more for network services. In the era of cloud, enterprises want more freedom with predictable costs.