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SD-WAN is serving as a platform for service innovation and differentiation, and improved operational efficiency

Dana Cooperson Research Director

"SD-WAN technology is appealing to operators because it can be a lightweight on-ramp to a network operations transformation and an efficient way for operators to refocus their enterprise business models."

SD-WAN is emerging as a viable technology and an efficient way for operators to refocus their enterprise business models on cloud-based services. Our SD-WAN research highlights a core set of strategic goals and benefits that are driving adoption: SD-WAN is augmenting communications service providers' (CSPs') existing assets and capabilities to improve agility and simplicity in enterprise service network operations. It can also serve as a lightweight on-ramp to a broader enterprise service transformation.

This comment provides an overview of how SD-WAN is augmenting CSPs' existing assets to enable them to offer new enterprise services and improve operational efficiency.