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WAN SDN: Worldwide Forecast 2017–2021

  • ID: 4438395
  • Report
  • December 2017
  • Region: Global
  • 14 pages
  • Analysys Mason Group
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Worldwide Spending On WAN SDN for Software and Professional Services Will Grow At A CAGR Of 43% from 2016 to Reach USD1.5 Billion in 2021


  • Adtran
  • Brocade (AT&T)
  • Cloudify
  • Fujitsu
  • Inocybe Technologies
  • Nokia/Nuage
  • MORE

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
eight geographical regions: Central and Eastern Europe (CEE); developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP), emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP); Latin America (LATAM); the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); North America (NA); Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Western Europe (WE)

  • 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.
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  • Adtran
  • Brocade (AT&T)
  • Cloudify
  • Fujitsu
  • Inocybe Technologies
  • Nokia/Nuage
  • MORE

Executive Summary
Market Definition
Vendor Analysis
About the Author

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  • 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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