The virtualization of Enterprise communications services represents both an opportunity and a challenge to CSPs. This market segment is undergoing significant disruption.
With an abundance of new entrants in the virtualized connectivity space, the price-to-performance equation continues to tighten. Service Providers must find ways to deliver the best service quality at increasingly competitive price points.
Analytics can be both a shield and a sword for Service Providers, enabling both better assurance and new differentiated data services for Enterprise customers.
Service Providers are defending lucrative Enterprise contracts from new entrants by augmenting MPLS services with SD-WAN and Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).
As appliance-based network functions get virtualized into VNFs, they are also being relocated to the Edge Cloud.