Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Wireline Telecom Services, U.S.

Published: 29 February 2016

ID: G00275980

Analyst(s): Danellie Young , Sorell Slaymaker


WAN public cloud connectivity options, SD-WAN offers and SIP trunk prices show the clear differences among U.S. carriers' abilities to address enterprise wireline requirements. Enterprise network managers should leverage this research to select strategic wireline services network service providers.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AT&T
    • CenturyLink
    • Comcast Business
    • Level 3 Communications
    • Masergy Communications
    • Sprint
    • Verizon
    • Windstream Communications
    • XO Communications
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • MPLS Services
    • SIP Trunking, IPTF and On-Net Voice
    • Dedicated Internet
    • Metro (SONET, Wavelength, Ethernet)
    • Managed and Redundant Broadband
    • Ethernet WAN
    • Managed Routers
  • Use Cases
    • Overall
    • Large-Enterprise Unmanaged
    • Large-Enterprise Managed
    • Midsize Enterprise
    • Hybrid Core WAN Network
    • Branch Office
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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