Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Network Services, U.S.

Published: 19 March 2018

ID: G00346866

Analyst(s): Ted Corbett , Rafael Benitez


Enterprises with regional networking requirements in the U.S. have a wide choice of service providers. I&O leaders responsible for WAN infrastructure modernization should evaluate these providers' newly available services, such as direct cloud connections, hybrid WAN, SD-WAN, vCPE and NFV services.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AT&T
    • CenturyLink
    • Comcast Business
    • GTT
    • Level 3 Communications
    • Masergy
    • Spectrum Enterprise
    • Sprint
    • Verizon
    • Windstream Communications
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • MPLS Services
    • SIP Trunks, IPTF and On-Net Voice
    • Dedicated Internet
    • Metro (SONET, Wavelength, Ethernet)
    • Managed and Redundant Broadband
    • Ethernet WAN
    • Public Cloud Connect
    • Managed SD-WAN
  • Use Cases
    • Large Enterprise
    • Midsize Enterprise
    • Data Center Interconnect
    • Branch Office
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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