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Market Trends: CSPs Must Align SDN/NFV to Business Growth

Published: 21 March 2018

ID: G00349661

Analyst(s): Wm. L. Hahn , Amresh Nandan


The quick pace of SDN/NFV advancement will leave unprepared CSP networks behind within three years. Technology business unit leaders at network-based CSPs must understand these impacts to benchmark their current strategy.

Table Of Contents


  • The Pace of Virtualization Feeds CSP Business Growth

Market Trend

  • CSP Business Growth Depends on Infrastructure Transformation
    • Virtualization Benefits Draw Attention From Most CSPs
    • Success Comes at a Price (or at Least With a Budget)
    • Additional Adoption Hurdles Must Be Cleared

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