STATFlash: U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Sites to Surpass 1+ Million by 2027

New ENS research quantifies growth of the U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN services market through 2027 with detailed analysis on customers, sites, WAN Access connections by technology, and the top configuration profiles. 

BOSTON, MA, April 13, 2023 – Installations of Carrier Managed SD-WAN services will surpass one million sites in 2027, according to new ENS @SD-WAN research from Vertical Systems Group. Based on latest five-year projections, the number of U.S. SD-WAN sites is increasing annually at double digit rates. Sites for this analysis include customer locations with billable managed SD-WAN installations from a carrier, including either a U.S. or global service provider.

1+ Million U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN Sites in 2027

WAN Access connectivity is also surging, as most managed SD-WAN networks in the U.S. utilize two or more connections per site. Connectivity choices include Broadband (Cable Modem, PON or DSL), Ethernet DIA (Dedicated Internet Access), MPLS, LTE/4G/5G, Satellite and other alternatives. A comprehensive WAN Access Solutions Comparison provides details on these solutions based on functionality, bandwidth scope and average monthly pricing. The current mix of U.S. Carrier Managed SD-WAN customer site configurations is also covered in depth and compared to past configurations.

Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services are carrier-grade offerings for business customers that are managed by a network operator, utilize an SDN architecture, enable dynamic optimization of customer edge site connectivity, and provide centralized network control with application visibility end-to-end. Security is the most essential additional capability required by SD-WAN customers. SD-WAN is one of the three Carrier Managed VPN Services tracked by Vertical, along with MPLS and Site-to-Site VPNs.

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@SD-WAN is available exclusively with an ENS Research Program subscription. Vertical Systems Group’s ENS (Emerging Networks Service) features unlimited access to syndicated research plus bundled analyst advisory support. Research coverage includes the market share detail that powers the U.S. and Global Provider Carrier Managed SD-WAN Services LEADERBOARD results.