Service Provider Challenges in a Digital Era
We live in an era where everything is connected. Our business and social lives are closely tied to digtial devices and and ubiquitous connectivity is our expectation. The demand for high bandwidth services - such as video streaming, IPTV, conferencing and video for example - has contributed to massive growth in subscriber connections and data usage. As a result of this explosive growth and the increasing demand for higher bandwidth, service provider networks are being pushed to the limit.
The immense growth of connections and data usage has brought an infusion of revenue growth for service providers, but this tremendous revenue opportunity is not without its downside. Countering service provider revenue gains are price compression, regulatory and competitive impacts, which have Communications Service Providers (CSPs) experiencing narrowing margins and dwindling ARPU.