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Market Insight: Key Data Network Services for Industrie 4.0

Published: 31 July 2019

ID: G00386466

Analyst(s): Alexander Hoeppe , Gaspar Valdivia , Kenneth Brant


Industrie 4.0 use cases, such as smart factory, are highly demanding environments for enterprise data networks. To succeed in this $47.6 billion market opportunity, product managers at communications service providers must offer cross-technology solutions aligned to use-case-specific business needs.

Table Of Contents


Background and Context

The Impact

  • Smart Factories Require Redesigns of Campus Networks
    • Impact for CSPs
  • WAN Services Must Support Smart Manufacturing Fabrics in I4.0
    • Impact for CSPs
  • Cloud and Edge Computing Will Become Cornerstones for Digitally Enabled Manufacturing
    • Impact for CSPs


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