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Approaches to SD-WAN: 13 operator case studies

Catherine Hammond Principal Analyst, Research
Tom Rebbeck Research Director, Operator business services and IoT

"The SD-WAN approaches adopted by operators are remarkably similar; many operators are initially targeting large enterprises with customised solutions and are then planning to standardise their offerings for the mid-market."

An increasing number of operators are launching SD-WAN solutions. This report profiles the activities of 13 operators representing a mix of incumbents, global operators and domestic challengers.

This report answers the following questions.

  • Which vendors are operators working with, and why?
  • What are the most common features of SD-WAN solutions, and what is the roadmap for additional features?
  • How do approaches differ by operator and operator type?

The following operators are featured in case studies.

  • Incumbents
    • Telefónica
    • Telstra
    • Verizon
 
  • Global operators
    • CenturyLink
    • Colt
    • ngena
    • PCCW Global
    • Tata Communications
 
  • Domestic challengers
    • Claranet
    • Fastweb
    • Gamma
    • Virgin Media
    • Vodafone

This report is the first in Analysys Mason’s series of case studies on service provider SD-WAN. Volume II is available here.

For further information about the SD-WAN solutions offered by technology providers, please see the sister report, SD-WAN technology providers: case studies and analysis.