Telecom operators are not cutting their spending on content delivery infrastructure during the recession, according to Christian Bartosch, head of services at Nokia Siemens Networks MEA.
Despite the telcos looking to save operational expenditure during the economic slowdown, long term investments are not being sacrificed.
“For the most part there is a more cautious approach, but they are looking to reduce operational spending rather than capital expenditure which is tied into their long term plans,” said Bartosch.
“In some instances they are stretching out the timelines for these projects but none of the operators are not coming to us and saying ‘we are not going to do this anymore’. They still feel the need to continue moving forward,” he added.
Telcos, however, are looking to streamline their operations with Bartosch, thereby highlighting an increase in the use of outsourcing and multiple projects to reduce the power consumption of network infrastructure.
“Reducing the power input networks require by moving away from the diesel power, and replacing them with solar and hybrid power solutions has environmental as well as economic advantages,” added Bartosch.