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CSP NFV MANO Market — Invest to Differentiate or Risk Fading Into the Periphery

Published: 28 June 2019

ID: G00397704

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


CSP network function virtualization MANO market dynamics are heavily influenced by vendors’ background as well as CSPs’ continued quest for expected transformation outcomes. Product managers must develop product roadmaps aligned with CSPs’ main challenges to enhance competitive differentiation.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitiveness of Various Types of Vendors
  • NFV MANO Deployments in 2018
  • Recommendations for Technology Product Managers
    • Develop a Solution Orientation for Business Value
    • Balance Roadmap Elements Supporting Short-Term Efficiency Goals and Long-Term Architectural Goals
    • Instigate Changes in Business Models — Or at Least Make Preparations for It

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