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CSPs Require Multifaceted Strategic Planning to Realize Full Revenue Potential of SDN/NFV

Published: 24 July 2017

ID: G00327383

Analyst(s): Martina Kurth


Software-defined network/network function virtualization enables new virtualized operating models, use cases, partner ecosystems and platform business models. CSP technology strategic planners must expedite best practices to unlock the full revenue potential of SDN/NFV.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the True Revenue Potential of SDN/NFV
    • Service Enhancements
    • New Markets
    • New Services
  • Understand the Go-to Market Impact of SDN/NFV — A Commercial and Operational Perspective
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs
  • Invest in a New Software-Driven Digital Execution and Orchestration Architecture
    • Orchestration Is a Key Principle for Operationalizing Network and IT
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs
  • Focus on a Few Critical Operational Best Practices and Agile Tools to Accelerate Adoption of SDN/NFV
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs
  • Start Implementing Organizational Change and Leadership Management at an Early Stage
    • Best-Practice Advice for CSPs

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