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This IDC Insight in IDC Canada's occasional CSPs of the Future series examines software-defined networks, which is a key enabler of network transformation.
Network virtualization and service automation made possible by SDN are both a challenge and a necessity for CSPs if they are to make the shift to next-generation business models.
The development and deployment of new network architecture technology, including SDN with powerful Big Data and analytics (BDA), may at last promise a long-awaited and much-needed transformation of CSP back offices. But this will also require a fundamental rethink of the CSP and management of the more complex issue of organizational change.
Orange S.A., TELUS Corporation, Colt Group S.A., Google Inc., Interface, Inc., HP Inc., VMware, Inc., Telecom Italia SpA, Telefonica S.A., Nokia Corporation, Cox Communications, Inc., AT&T Inc., Deutsche Telekom AG
Air interface, Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Cloud-based partners, Collaborative applications, Ethernet switch, Hadoop, Internet of things, Networking virtualization, Virtual machine software, Virtualization, VoIP, Wireless LAN infrastructure, Wireless and mobile infrastructure