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NTT Communications' SDN and NFV Deployment Redefines Network Value

Published: 18 June 2015

ID: G00273614

Analyst(s): To Chee Eng, Neil Rickard, Kenshi Tazaki

Summary

NTT Communications' big bet on software-defined networking and network function virtualization has given it a head start on cloud-based network and appliance services. How should strategic planners in communications service providers respond to this development?

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • SDN and NFV

Impacts and Recommendations

  • NTT Communications' launch of cloud-based network and appliance services will spur other CSPs to accelerate their SDN and NFV development
  • The arrival of SDN and NFV-based services will put pressure on networking vendors to transition faster to a cloud-based business model

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