Gartner Research

When and How to Switch U.S. Network Service Providers

Published: 28 June 2013

ID: G00252423

Analyst(s): Danellie Young


Network managers weighing the choice to switch network service providers must determine whether a competitor's offerings and price justify the costs and risks of the transition. To minimize risk, take a highly structured planning and management approach to evaluating and migrating to a new NSP.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Decide That the Time Has Come
  • Weigh All the Costs of a Transition
    • Negotiating With the New Provider
    • Required Savings
  • Minimize Risk With the Right Planning and Management Approaches

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