“The question for the hyperscaler versus the operator is that the two exclusive things jump against each other, and it will blow up in the end,” said Alef CEO.
For Aleph Mike Mulikar CEO, this is a very exciting time for Telecom. His background, in his own words, is “a crossroads” between mobile and the Internet, and he believes that this crossroads is at the heart of the hyperscaler / operator conflict, which sees both markets targeting enterprise space.
“What’s really happening is that the Internet is mixing with mobile networks,” Mulika said RCR Wireless News At the Connect Expo in Denver. “At the root of it [the issue] ‘Who wins?’
In other words, in the battle for ownership of the enterprise network, the question is which ecosystem will survive, the hyperscaler or the mobile operator?
Mulika explained that mobile has always been a centralized market model created for a consumer use. “It simply came to our notice then. “They can build a macro network and provide a single service that they can scale.”
On the other hand, there are many more liquid models on the Internet. As a result, operators have missed the 4G-marked over-the-top application craze, and for Mulika, the past often predicts the future. “The thing that is impossible to change is an operating model for a large company. I think the Internet is always going to be diverse, open and fluid and mobile operators will always have a strict operating model,” he said. “Carriers don’t know how to do that. Which does not scale. Customized justice system does not create it. “
The implications of these different models really come to the fore when you consider the new opportunities emerging in mobile services for the enterprise. Typically, enterprise networks are made up of several application programming interfaces (APIs) or software interfaces that are integrated to create a network that meets the specific needs of a business.
“They work with many different companies to be able to create a very unique operating environment for their business,” said Mulika.
So, where will operators fit in this future of internet and mobile mix? Mulika argued that they would be distributors for the API. One of the proof points for this claim is Aleph’s “Edge Position constellation” which he has created around the United States.
“We provide APIs to enterprises so that they can get a mobile network on demand by subscribing to these APIs,” he said, adding that this will work for them – something that does not need to be over-the-top. Invest or have a deep knowledge of cellular technology.
“The question is whether the two exclusive things are bouncing against each other,” Mulika said, adding that the friction is disrupting the structure of the telecom industry and will eventually “explode.”
“I think the marketplace is going to change dramatically in the next few months because of the advent of these organic groundwells that have allowed enterprises to use and mobilize mobility in a way that doesn’t cost. A lot of money and not too complicated, ”he said.