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The SaaS Superhighway: Telecoms and Software Are Converging
The global convergence is under way - with telecom on top!

For years, the telecom industry has been aggressively expanding into IT services to offset declining revenue from traditional voice and data services.

Today telecom's infrastructure-focused IT services such as computer hosting are already commoditized. Telecom companies are trying to figure out how to climb up the IT stack towards application-focused software services where the business value is more direct and the margins higher. As it turns out, the Application Service Provider (ASP) model proved that turning licensed, single-tenant, traditional applications (such as those from Oracle) into a managed service doesn't have the required economies of scale. More importantly, the ASP delivery model is a stretch for the subscription/usage-based telecom providers.

About Ash Massoudi
Ash Massoudi is CEO & Co-Founder of NextAxiom Technology. He is a proven entrepreneur and a software inventor with the vision to incrementally unify all IT assets unleashing a new wave of business automation. Massoudi founded NextAxiom in May 2000 and led the creation of a patented software platform that significantly eases new software development on top of existing application functionality. He played the pivotal role in successfully propelling NextAxiom through the concept, R&D production, and customer acquisition stages into its current expansion phase. Before co-founding NextAxiom, as Director of Integration Technologies at PeopleSoft, he was responsible for delivering PeopleSoft’s complete suite of integration technologies, including PeopleSoft’s business components and near real-time application messaging solutions, which was deployed at over 4000 customers worldwide. He also managed the assimilation of Advance Supply Chain Planning products within the PeopleSoft technology platform as a result of PeopleSoft's $275 Million dollar acquisition of Red Pepper Software.

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This is a great article that reminds of us the importance that telcon will play as a crucial player in SaaS ecosystem. Especially analysis of the revwnue flow Telco will enjoy is very intersting. Could you give us the pointer for the source of Figure 1 for further study. Appreciate


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