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Communication Service Provider Adoption of SD-WAN Technology and Its Impact to MPLS VPN Services

Communication Service Provider Adoption of SD-WAN Technology and Its Impact to MPLS VPN Services

This IDC study examines the potential impact of emerging SD-WAN technologies and services on existing CSP managed enterprise service strategies and which alternative business models may evolve in the next one to three years."SD-WAN technology and innovative SD-WAN overlay solutions may become the CSPs' worst nightmare and possibly disrupt high-margin managed VPN service revenue, similar to the OTT phenomenon that has occurred in the consumer markets. CSPs will need to take an aggressive assessment of these SD-WAN alternatives as part of their hybrid WAN and cloud-based managed services strategy." — Nav Chander, research manager, Enterprise Telecom Services at IDC

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN
CSP SD-WAN Service Strategies and Scenarios
SD-WAN and Cloud Connect Services
SD-WAN as an Alternative to MPLS
SD-WAN as a Tactical Overlay for Out-of-Region/Market VPN Services
SD-WAN as Integral to Cloud-Based and NFV-Enabled Services
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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