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Market Insight: How to Position and Differentiate CDN and Digital Commerce Transformation for Telecom Providers

Published: 29 April 2019

ID: G00384021

Analyst(s): Ted Chamberlin , Brandon Medford


Telecommunications providers have a long track record in deploying content distribution network services, but must now understand how to build edge platform capabilities. Telecom product managers responsible for CDN should use this research as a guide for productizing CDN to telecom providers.

Table Of Contents


Background and Context

The Impact

  • Establish a Center of Excellence
  • Address the Complexity of the Legacy Origins
  • Understand Effects of Compliance and Regulations
  • Leverage Increasing Cloud Adoption
  • Adoption of Agile at the Edge
  • Support for Open System Architecture
  • Support Preferred Migration Priorities
  • CDN Is No Longer Just About Caching the Content
  • Public Cloud Service Effect


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