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Approaches to SD-WAN (volume II): nine service provider case studies

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

"Service providers’ approaches to SD-WAN are dependent on their existing positions in the market; they support the current strategies, rather than form the basis for new ones."

An increasing number of service providers are launching SD-WAN solutions. This report profiles the activities of nine such providers, representing a mix of incumbents, global operators, domestic challengers and managed service providers (MSPs).

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 service provider and service provider type?

The following service providers are featured in case studies.

Incumbents   Global operators   Domestic challengers   MSPs
  • BT
  • Orange
 
  • GTT
 
  • Comcast
  • Macquarie Telecom
  • SSE Enterprise Telecoms
 
  • ConvergeOne
  • Exponential-e
  • GDS

Volume I of this report is available here.