Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Global

Published: 27 March 2019

ID: G00373017

Analyst(s): Katja Ruud , Bjarne Munch , Lisa Pierce , Danellie Young


Enterprises with networking requirements have options when choosing service providers. I&O leaders responsible for WAN services modernization should evaluate providers’ carrier-based interconnect, hybrid WAN, SD-WAN, vCPE and NFV service abilities, subject to their geographic requirements.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

  • What Has Changed


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • AT&T
    • BT
    • CenturyLink
    • China Telecom
    • Colt Technology Services
    • Global Cloud Xchange
    • GTT
    • Masergy
    • NTT
    • Orange Business Services
    • Singtel
    • Sprint
    • Tata Communications
    • Telefonica
    • Telstra
    • T-Systems
    • Verizon
    • Vodafone
    • Windstream Enterprise
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • MPLS/Cloud Connectivity - APAC
    • MPLS/Cloud Connectivity - EMEA
    • MPLS/Cloud Connectivity - Global
    • MPLS/Cloud Connectivity - U.S.
    • Ethernet Services - APAC
    • Ethernet Services - EMEA
    • Ethernet Services - Global
    • Ethernet Services - U.S.
    • Dedicated Internet - APAC
    • Dedicated Internet - EMEA
    • Dedicated Internet - Global
    • Dedicated Internet - U.S.
    • Managed SD-WAN
    • vCPE/NFV Services
  • Use Cases
    • Intra-U.S. Network
    • Pan-European Network
    • Intra-Asia/Pacific Network
    • Global Network
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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