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Market Guide for CSP NFV Management and Orchestration Solutions

Published: 02 April 2018

ID: G00329162

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


As network-based CSPs modernize network and operations through network function virtualization adoption, NFV MANO decisions are crucial for service and network management and future operations. Infrastructure and operations leaders at CSPs can use this research to guide their sourcing strategy.

Table Of Contents

Market Definition

  • Market Description

Market Direction

  • Evolving Market of NFV MANO
    • Business and Technology Objectives Propelling NFV MANO Solutions Implementation — Two-Pronged Motivation
    • NFV MANO Sourcing Decision Criteria and Evolution — Multiplicity of Challenges
    • Vendor Landscape and Options Beyond COTS Procurement — Interest in Open Source

Market Analysis

Representative Vendors

  • Amdocs
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Comarch
  • Ericsson
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Huawei
  • IBM
  • Juniper Networks
  • Netcracker
  • Nokia
  • ZTE
  • Market Recommendations

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