The term OpEx (Operating Expenditures), which is often mentioned in connection with network operations, is a key accounting figure. Operational Expenditures are current expenditures for the operational business for a computer, system, network or device.
Ongoing expenses include rentals and leasing costs, energy and especially personnel costs, costs for maintenance and support, consumables, supplies and raw materials. Other OpEx costs include consulting costs, software licenses and maintenance costs. OpEx costs are operating costs that are recognized in full.