Cloud computing has become a rapid growing industry that fundamentally expanded the realm of possibilities organizations can accomplish with technology. Moreover to the entire cost minimization, there exist several deliberated goals in deploying cloud systems in the telecom sector. Telecom cloud adoption can create and deliver business value by achieving the present business most proficiently and successfully, generating novel business strategy to provide the present services or generating completely novel businesses. This paper presents a Benefits, Costs, Opportunities and Risks (BOCR) decision model for cloud strategy selection in the telecom sector which helps business leaders to cautiously evaluate their institutions to estimate the level of cloud adoption most closely match, and explains the methodology of how the organizations balance the cloud to generate business value which assures long-term development and benefits. The research reveals that even though there are many decision support model for cloud computing exist, the proposed model reflect the distinctiveness of telecom service providers by considering their distinctive assets and capabilities. Our study contributes to cloud computing business research by providing a holistic decision model for telecom which can guide on the selection of different cloud computing strategies. © BEIESP.