Gartner Research

How to Control WAN Risks and Costs in Emerging Countries

Published: 12 September 2013

ID: G00254660

Analyst(s): Bjarne Munch, Danellie Young


Sourcing WAN services in emerging countries is fraught with many risks and high costs. WAN procurement managers must adapt to local market conditions to attain the optimal blend of network cost and performance.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use Strong Regional or Global Providers to Manage End-to-End Performance Into Local Branches
    • How to Choose Providers
  • Assess Every Major Component and Potential Vulnerability in Your WAN, and Don't Take Shortcuts
    • Network Infrastructure and Service Offers Vary Across Emerging Markets
    • Contingency Planning Is Imperative
  • Avoid Contracts That Are Longer Than Three Years

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