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Forecast Overview: SDN and NFV in Carrier Infrastructure, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 07 October 2013

ID: G00252542

Analyst(s): Akshay K. Sharma, Sean Moore, Sree Chadalavada, Laura Flowerree, Deborah Kish


Software-defined networking and network function virtualization could revolutionize communications service providers' business as they primarily impact carrier network infrastructure and data center markets. This document forecasts service providers' expenditure on this functionality.

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Forecast Data


  • SDN and NFV Solutions Exist Within Carrier Network Infrastructure Markets
  • Network Architecture That Integrates SDN and NFV Offers CSP's Ultimate Benefit
  • SDN/NFV Adoption Varies by Carrier Network Infrastructure Market Segment


Forecast Methodology

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