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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global


Driven by cloud IT service adoption, the market for global enterprise network services is undergoing a generational shift in both technologies and the provider landscape. Infrastructure and operations leaders must adapt their network sourcing approaches to reflect this transformation.

Published: 13 February 2017

ID: G00299950

Analyst(s): Neil Rickard , Bjarne Munch , Ted Corbett , Katja Ruud , Takeshi Ikeda

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

  • Established Global Network Services
  • Emerging Global Network Services
  • Additional Network Services
  • What's Changed?

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AT&T
    • BT
    • CenturyLink
    • Global Cloud Xchange
    • GTT
    • Level 3 Communications
    • Masergy
    • NTT Communications
    • Orange Business Services
    • Sprint
    • Tata Communications
    • Telefonica
    • Telstra
    • T-Systems
    • Verizon
    • Vodafone
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • Contracting Trends
  • Network Architectures
  • Access Options
  • Managed and Virtualized Services
  • SIP Trunks
  • Pricing Trends

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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