Mobile operators could become cloud providers? #MWC12

Mobile operators possess all the necessary skills to offer their customers cloud services, according to the CEO of Telecom Italia Franco Bernabe, speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

The cloud presented interesting opportunities to the main mobile players, as they already possessed many of the attributes necessary to make a splash in the market.

"Mobile providers have the assets, the local knowledge... the footprint needed to deliver cloud services,” he said.

"Mobility cloud services create value both for us and for our customers, allowing them to access applications regardless of the platform they use, the device they use or where they are."

He said that operator security expertise could present interesting opportunites when it came to dealing with threats associated with over the top service providers.

"Over the top level applications without standards is becoming an increasing issue that is difficult, if not impossible, to deal with."

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