At home in the cloud: The emerging opportunity for telecom operators

Residential consumers are demanding more and more cloud computing services and storage, and the volume of data they want to store in the cloud is substantial. Given how much multimedia data the typical family maintains, the dormant demand for cloud storage is already between 2 and 5 terabytes of data, and it will likely increase by a factor of 10 within the next five years. This situation offers telecom operators one of the most significant opportunities for additional revenue to come along in years, if they can use their inherent advantages to play successfully in the cloud infrastructure game — if not in cloud services.