IBM Launches New Cloud Platform For Telecos

IBM has released a new platform designed to allow telecommunications providers to better deploy cloud services to their business customers.

According to the company, the IBM Cloud Service Provider Platform is designed to allow communication companies to easily provide cloud-based services to their customers by using a set of integrated hardware, software, and services.

IBM explained that, by using its cloud-based services, telecom services providers could easily deploy cloud services to their partners within six weeks, instead of the six months they would normally have to wait.

They could also offer services like unified communications, field force management, collaboration and sales tracking.

The company explained that the system would allow service providers to run thousands of virtual systems every hour and create hundreds of services in a cost effective manner.

Scott Stainken, general manager of IBM's global telecommunications business, said in an interview to Wall Street Journal: “Carriers will deliver services, price it and package it. But they won't build their own platform and technology.”