5G wireless SD-WAN can improve resiliency and optimise operational costs for enterprise networking
21 November 2023 | Research
Article | PDF (3 pages) | Network Automation and Orchestration
Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) have become an essential part of communications service providers’ (CSPs’) enterprise offerings. However, as networks become increasingly distributed, SD-WAN solutions that are traditionally built on wireline technology (such as MPLS, internet and fibre) face limitations in terms of ensuring that network coverage is available in hard-to-access remote locations and across connected IoT devices. 5G wireless SD-WAN has emerged as a new way for CSPs to offer greater reliability, scalability and agility for enterprise WAN networking in locations where fixed lines are not reachable. It also enables CSPs to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) and to generate new revenue streams by offering sliced-based 5G services to deliver enhanced quality of service and application performance.