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Forecast: Enterprise Networking Connectivity Growth Trends, Worldwide, 2017-2022

Published: 20 September 2018

ID: G00354185

Analyst(s): Susanna Silvennoinen , Grigory Betskov , Lisa Unden-Farboud , Gaspar Valdivia , Ian Keene, To Chee Eng


Enterprise network architectures and connectivity solutions are transforming profoundly to cope with requisites for cloud and digital business. Technology product managers exploiting CSP market dynamics must address this transformation to retain revenue from connectivity services.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data


  • Software-Defined WAN
  • Internet Services
  • Cloud Connect
  • Optical (Wavelength) Services


  • Adoption Rate (Demand)
  • Enterprise Preference (Demand)
  • Adoption Rate (Demand)
  • Adoption Rate (Demand)
  • Enterprise Preference (Demand)
  • Enterprise Preference (Demand)
  • Technology Roadmap (Supply)
  • Service Offerings (Supply)
  • Service Offerings (Supply)


  • Market Model
  • Forecast Components
    • SD-WAN
    • Internet (Dedicated Internet Access and Broadband)
    • Cloud Connect
    • Optical Services
    • Traditional WAN Connectivity
  • Influencing Factors
    • Regulations
    • Macroeconomics and Geopolitics
    • Firmographics
    • Labor Costs
    • Demand
    • Supply

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