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Market Insight: How CSPs Can Differentiate SD-WAN and NFV Services for the Retail Sector

Published: 22 July 2019

ID: G00381903

Analyst(s): Gaspar Valdivia, To Chee Eng


The retail sector is evolving rapidly and will increasingly require networks of higher availability and performance with strong security. CSP product managers must build into their software-defined wide-area network and network function virtualization offerings to differentiate in the retail sector.

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Background and Context

The Impact

  • Help Retailers Mitigate Risks Through Commercial Flexibility
  • Excel on Ability to Support Extensive Local Requirements
  • Design Network for High Reliability and Performance
  • Provide Direct Connections to Cloud Services for Advanced Analytics
  • Differentiate Though Broad Range of Security Capabilities


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