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Communications service providers (CSPs) are increasingly adopting various wide-area network software-defined networking (WAN SDN) solutions to deliver on-demand, flexible network services and reduce capex/opex with increased operational automation. This report provides a market sizing and forecast for the CSP WAN SDN market for 2016-2021, broken down by the four WAN SDN approaches, delivery type and region.

This report provides a 5-year forecast for communications service provider (CSP) spending on wide-area network (WAN) software defined networking (SDN) solutions for 2017-2021. It provides details on spending by delivery type, sub-segment and region. The report also provides comparative analyses of the significant vendors in the market.

The report is based on several sources, including:

  • strategy reports and other analysis developed during the past year
  • interviews with more than 50 CSPs and suppliers worldwide


  • A detailed, 5-year worldwide forecast for CSP spending in the WAN SDN market, split into:
  • Four approaches: WAN configurators, SD-WAN, multi-layer control and native SDN
  • Two delivery types: product-related and professional services
  • An examination of key market drivers and inhibitors, and how they will change during the forecast period
  • Analysis of the business environment and regional dynamics that will influence the WAN SDN market
  • A detailed market definition
  • Recommendations for CSPs and vendors.


  • What is the overall size and forecast of the WAN SDN control market and related professional services for the telecoms industry and what drove CSP spending by sub-segment?
  • What are the key trends that will influence CSP spending on WAN SDN solutions?
  • What are the regional factors that will drive growth?
  • Which are the leading vendors and how did they rank in terms of their shares of revenue/CSP spending?
  • How will professional services perform during the forecast period?


  • SDN vendor product managers and business development managers who need an independent third-party view of market opportunity size and timing.
  • Market intelligence teams at vendors that want to understand how their competitors compare to each other.
  • CSPs that seek insight into the WAN SDN market by spending type, region and technology, as well as the evolving selection of vendor solutions.
  • Professional services vendors and systems integrators that want to understand the WAN SDN opportunities over the next 5 years.

Companies Mentioned

  • Adtran
  • Affirmed Networks
  • Atrinet
  • Brocade (AT&T)
  • Ciena
  • Cisco
  • Cloudify
  • Coriant
  • Ericsson
  • Fujitsu
  • Huawei
  • Infinera
  • Inocybe Technologies
  • NEC/NetCracker
  • NetYCE
  • Nokia/Nuage
  • Packet Design
  • SilverPeak
  • TELoIP
  • VMware (VeloCloud)
  • Versa
  • Viptela (Cisco)
  • Zeetta Networks

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Business Wire: 21:14 GMT Wednesday 13th June 2018

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