Interest in cloud and hosted services is on the rise among broadband carriers, particularly as the hunt for new revenue sources intensifies, thanks to ongoing regulatory reform. But as telecom carriers look to the cloud for growth, ensuring that their core network is prepared for the challenge is paramount.

Steve Senne, CTO of Finley Engineering, an engineering consulting firm to telecom carriers, highlights the importance of a solid IP core network that utilizes important technologies like MPLS in the below video interview. Steve also discusses the growing interest in cloud services by Finley clients as they look to develop a growth strategy for the future.