According to a new report by CRN, a growing number of telecommunications providers are considering the cloud to both access IT benefits and deliver better services to their customers.

Some of the biggest names in the telecommunications industry, including Time Warner Cable, AT&T and CenturyLink have all moved forward with their cloud plans, stated the news source. Verizon recently bought out cloud developer Terremark for the hefty sum of $1.4 billion and many other companies are following suit, shelling out millions of dollars to latch ontothe latest IT craze.

Furthermore, cloud executives and telecommunications officials are now weighing in on the effects of their collaborative efforts.

"We can really design and deploy an end-to-end solution that takes the best technologies," Jeff Kaplan, founder and CEO of BTG, told the media organization. "I can help service an entire company and go in hand-in-hand with an AT&T rep and it's a win-win for everybody."

Perhaps the biggest reason why telecommunications companies are turning to the cloud is the technology's compatibility with mobile devices. According to a study by the Yankee Group, most companies cite mobility as the main driver behind their cloud plans.