The convergence of the IT and telecommunications markets is causing chaos among the carriers. In an effort to stay relevant with their customers, many telecom providers scooped up data center assets to get into the cloud market. But now, carriers are realizing that competing with the cloud leaders such as Amazon and Google is a losing battle.
As telecoms back out of the data center business, many are putting their once-valuable facilities on the market. At the same time, these providers are returning to their roots and focusing on the network by acquiring more fiber and introducing strategic services that businesses want.
Here are 10 signs that point to telecom turmoil in the market.