Critical Capabilities for Network Services, U.S.


Published: 19 March 2018 ID: G00346866

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Summary

Enterprises with regional networking requirements in the U.S. have a wide choice of service providers. I&O leaders responsible for WAN infrastructure modernization should evaluate these providers' newly available services, such as direct cloud connections, hybrid WAN, SD-WAN, vCPE and NFV services.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
    • Vendors
      • AT&T
      • CenturyLink
      • Comcast Business
      • GTT
      • Level 3 Communications
      • Masergy
      • Spectrum Enterprise
      • Sprint
      • Verizon
      • Windstream Communications
    • Context
    • Product/Service Class Definition
    • Critical Capabilities Definition
      • MPLS Services
      • SIP Trunks, IPTF and On-Net Voice
      • Dedicated Internet
      • Metro (SONET, Wavelength, Ethernet)
      • Managed and Redundant Broadband
      • Ethernet WAN
      • Public Cloud Connect
      • Managed SD-WAN
    • Use Cases
      • Large Enterprise
      • Midsize Enterprise
      • Data Center Interconnect
      • Branch Office
    • Vendors Added and Dropped
      • Added
      • Dropped
  • Inclusion Criteria
    • Critical Capabilities Rating
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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