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Critical Capabilities for Network Services, Global

Published: 03 March 2021

Summary

Performance, cost optimization and innovation remain at the forefront for I&O leaders as they evaluate WAN services across a variety of use cases. This research assesses providers’ offerings for MPLS, internet and broadband services, carrier-based cloud interconnect, and managed uCPE/NFV and SD-WAN.

Included in Full Research

  • AT&T
  • BT
  • China Telecom Global
  • Colt Technology Services
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • GTT
  • Lumen
  • Masergy
  • NTT
  • Orange Business Services
  • PCCW Global
  • Riedel Networks
  • Singtel
  • Tata Communications
  • Telefonica
  • Telia
  • Telstra
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone
  • WAN Services, North America
  • WAN Services, Latin America
  • WAN Services, EMEA
  • WAN Services, Asia/Pacific
  • WAN Services, Global
  • Carrier-Based Cloud Interconnect
  • Managed SD-WAN, North America
  • Managed SD-WAN, Latin America
  • Managed SD-WAN, EMEA
  • Managed SD-WAN, Asia/Pacific
  • Managed SD-WAN, Global
  • vCPE/NFV Services
  • Network on Demand
  • Intra-North America Network
  • Intra-Latin America Network
  • Intra-EMEA Network
  • Intra-Asia/Pacific Network
  • Global Network

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

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