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Survey Analysis: NFV/SDN Adoption in CSPs Calls for Strategic Changes in Transformation Programs

Published: 09 January 2018

ID: G00348199

Analyst(s): Michael Porowski, Jouni Forsman, Amresh Nandan, Peter Liu


Gartner's NFV/SDN survey shows many approaches to ownership, budgets, plans and expectations across network-based CSPs that are largely focused on technology modernization. Technology business unit leaders at CSPs should use these industry insights to develop a business-focused strategic approach.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Program and Budget Ownership Reflect the Need for Strategic Orientation Toward NFV/SDN Implementation
  • Application of NFV/SDN Suggests a Cautious Approach That May Impair Operational Technology Transformation
  • Six Out of 10 Challenges in NFV/SDN Implementation Are In-House and Require Creative Sourcing Strategies
  • Methodology

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