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North America Managed SD WAN Services 2022: Frost Radar Report

  • Report
  • 39 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: North America
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5723433

A Benchmarking System to Spark Companies to Action - Innovation that Fuels New Deal Flow and Growth Pipelines

The North American-managed SD-WAN market continues to grow as enterprises seek flexibility and control over their network technologies, especially in distributed and branch configurations. SD-WAN technology delivers intelligent routing and security functionality via centrally managed software, simplifying deployments, optimizing network costs, and improving application performance. However, the complexity of managing multiple sites while maintaining app performance and security is driving more businesses to choose to outsource all or part of the management functionality. In fact, 60% of network decision-makers surveyed by the publisher in 2021 chose a managed SD-WAN solution rather than a self-managed approach. Capitalizing on the need is an increasing number of market participants, including network and managed service providers.

In this report, the publisher assesses 12 leading networks and managed service providers in the North American market, analyzing their SD-WAN portfolios based on factors including partnerships with SD-WAN equipment vendors, breadth of underlay network technologies, self-service customer portals, and ability to offer value-added virtualized network functions (e.g., firewalls and routers) and other security solutions such as SASE. The competitive Frost RadarTM mapping is based on quantitative data obtained from the providers (a combination of operational sites and revenues), and service features.

The Frost Radar™ reveals the market positioning of companies in an industry using their Growth and Innovation scores as highlighted in the methodology. The document presents competitive profiles on each of the companies based on their strengths, opportunities, and a small discussion on their positioning. The publisher analyzes numerous companies in an industry and benchmarks them across 10 criteria on the Radar™, where the leading companies in the industry are then positioned.

Table of Contents

1. Strategic Imperative and Growth Environment

  • Strategic Imperative
  • Growth Environment

2. Frost Radar™

  • Frost Radar™: Managed SD-WAN Services in North America
  • Frost Radar™: Competitive Environment

3. Companies to Action

  • AT&T
  • Aryaka
  • Comcast Business/Masergy
  • Fusion Connect
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Lumen
  • MetTel
  • Spectrum Enterprise
  • Tata Communications
  • TPx Communications
  • Verizon Business
  • Windstream Enterprise

4. Strategic Insights

5. Next Steps: Leveraging the Radar™ to Empower Key Stakeholders

  • Significance of Being on the Radar™
  • The Radar™ Empowers the CEO’s Growth Team
  • The Radar™ Empowers Investors
  • The Radar™ Empowers Customers
  • The Radar™ Empowers the Board of Directors

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • AT&T
  • Aryaka
  • Comcast Business/Masergy
  • Fusion Connect
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Lumen
  • MetTel
  • Spectrum Enterprise
  • Tata Communications
  • TPx Communications
  • Verizon Business
  • Windstream Enterprise