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Market Trends: CSPs Must Deploy Dynamic Service Function Chain to Encompass the Agility Needs of Digital Business

Published: 30 September 2016

ID: G00311086

Analyst(s): Peter Liu


Communications service providers' CTOs can deploy dynamic service function chain to address capacity challenges from exponential data traffic growth and diversified requirements of new services. Gartner identifies the key challenges and how a dynamic service function chain architecture can help.

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Market Trend

  • Scissor Effect Between Slow Revenue and Rising Costs Force CSPs to Adopt Dynamic Service Function Chain Architecture
    • Inflexibility of Existing Service Chain Mechanism Is a Large Obstacle for CSPs to Benefit From New Digital Business
    • Rapidly Launching Digital Services Require a New Service Function Chain Architecture and Service Provision Mechanism
  • Technology Trend
    • Technology Status

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