One of the challenges for legacy networks is increased competition, making it tougher for communications service providers (CSP) to charge fees that allow them to make the infrastructure improvements required to support better, more differentiated services.
To reduce expenses and provide a solid base for offering more digital and high-value services, CSPs can decommission legacy networks to drive down costs. Done correctly, it can be accomplished in ways that results in significant cost savings and creates long-term viability for 21st century business models.
To make a conversion of an all-IP network migration successful, CSPs need to look at existing business models from a corporate standpoint, not solely from a departmental perspective:
What are the costs and cost savings of legacy network decommissioning?
What are the investments and potential returns on investment from an all-digital network?
How will workflow within the organization be affected?
What will the impact be on the ability to outsource certain activities for lower cost?
How will the migration help the organization become more responsive to customers?