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New Current Analysis Study Confirms Cost Savings as the Global Driver for SDN and NFV Deployment

Leading market intelligence firm completes comprehensive study of network operators regarding SDN and NFV deployment timelines, deployment objectives and supplier perception.

Sterling, VA, USA – April 2, 2014 – Current Analysis, Inc., a leading provider of timely, practical market intelligence and advice for the global IT and telecom industries, released today a summary of findings from its just released network operator study entitled, “Software Defined Networks: Reshaping Modern Network Architectures.” One key finding from the study, comprised of the responses of 100 network operators from around the world, identified that efficiency is the major thrust of conversation around SDN and NFV, with OpEx cost savings leading.

“OpEx pressures, driven by factors such as mobile broadband traffic proliferation, are pushing operators to consider an all hands on deck approach to maintaining profitability while retaining customer quality of experience, “ commented Jason Marcheck, Service Director, Service Provider Infrastructure at Current Analysis. “Clearly virtualization is one pillar of their network evolution strategies. However, as the still nascent SDN and NFV markets develop at break-neck pace, each new development also creates new questions that need to be answered. This is what makes a study like this so important to helping our customers stay on top of rapidly changing operator requirements.”

The study collected 100 responses from network operators throughout the world, from both C-Suite and networks operations levels, on a range of pressing issues facing SDN and NFV deployments including:

  • Key business drivers including SDN and/or NFV deployments
  • Most attractive use cases for both SDN and NFV deployments
  • Key operational hurdles impacting the pace of deployments
  • Preferred SDN/NFV engagement models with suppliers
  • Vendor perception and/or willingness to purchase

For a summary of these results please visit:

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