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Managed SD-WAN Services Reality Check

Managed SD-WAN Services Reality Check

By Rosemary Cochran More than one hundred SD-WAN products and services are available now – with more planned for launch this year. The term SD-WAN is being applied to nearly everything, including remodeled routers, WAN optimization and security equipment, appliance-based solutions, OTT service software, cloud-based offerings and integrated network-based services. The focus of Vertical Systems ...
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U.S. Business Fiber Availability: 59.6% vs. 9.9%

U.S. Business Fiber Availability: 59.6% vs. 9.9%

New deployments of optical fiber to commercial buildings and data centers continue to steadily climb. However, a minority of the 5+ million commercial buildings and data centers in the U.S. have active lit fiber connectivity to business network services. Also, a substantial disparity in fiber availability based on building size exists ...
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Outlook: IoT, Smart Cities & Infrastructure

Outlook: IoT, Smart Cities & Infrastructure

Posted by Rosemary Cochran How will tech-driven cities get smarter and more connected? Look to Los Angeles - a city preparing to host the 2028 Olympics, an event that will ultimately impact every aspect of life across the SoCal region. With high-profile global attention, the LA Olympics presents an exceptional opportunity to test the most ...
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STATFlash: Managed SD-WAN Services Market Tops $282 Million in the U.S.

STATFlash: Managed SD-WAN Services Market Tops $282 Million in the U.S.

Vertical Systems Group has initiated coverage of the carrier-based Managed SD-WAN Services market with a focus on service migration, network connectivity and market sizing. Research content available now includes Managed SD-WAN purchase drivers, customers, WAN access connections, site configuration profiles, pricing and revenue ...
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Video: SD-WAN Not Profitable Yet

Video: SD-WAN Not Profitable Yet

In this video interview with Alan Breznick at Light Reading's Future of Cable Business Services conference, Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet. Erin Dunne is the Director of Research Services at Vertical Systems Group ...
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Video: SD-WAN and Zero-Touch

Video: SD-WAN and Zero-Touch

Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says Erin Dunne, director of research services for Vertical Systems Group in a Light Reading video with Carol Wilson shot at MEF18. Getting there today requires weeks or months of network engineering upfront, and many network operators might not have staff ...
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Video: MEF18 Keynote Panel - Automated, Virtualized & Interconnected Networks Powered by LSO, SDN & NFV

Video: MEF18 Keynote Panel – Automated, Virtualized & Interconnected Networks Powered by LSO, SDN & NFV

  • Moderator: Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group
  • Andrew Dugan, CTO, CenturyLink
  • Kevin Sheehan, CTO of the Americas, Ciena
  • Daniele Mancuso, EVP ICT Engineering, Sparkle
Key questions:
  1. How are SDN and NFV powering the cloudification of service networks?
  2. How scalable are today's SD-WAN services? What is your outlook for managed SD-WAN ...
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STATFlash July 2018 - MPLS and IP VPN Market Share

STATFlash July 2018 – MPLS and IP VPN Market Share

In this STATFlash: 
  • Dedicated IP VPN Market Share Results
  • New Dedicated IP VPN and MPLS Research
  • Upcoming SD-WAN Research
  • Live Events: MEF18 Global Event
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NEWSFlash May 2018

NEWSFlash May 2018

In this NEWSFlash: 
  • Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARDs: Year-End 2017 U.S. recap
  • Vertical BLOG: Drivers for Service Innovation, SD-WAN and MEF 3.0
  • Guest Blog from USTelecom: Business Fiber Deployment Accelerates with New Competition and Investment-Friendly Policies
  • Live Events: MEF18 Global Event
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Drivers for Service Innovation, SD-WAN and MEF 3.0

Drivers for Service Innovation, SD-WAN and MEF 3.0

Panel discussion moderated by Rosemary Cochran, with Shawn Hakl, Verizon’s Senior Vice President, Business Products and an MEF Director; Josh Goodell, Vice President, Intelligent Edge at AT&T; and Gunnar Peters, Sr. Director of Emerging Network Products at Spectrum Enterprise ...
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