How to Buy Virtualized Network Software: Observations from the Market

IHS Markit

Vendors and service providers are exploring and experimenting with new ways for operators to consume virtualized network software. But the two sides could find themselves at cross purposes: operators on the one hand expect 20-30% lower overall spending on network hardware and software, while vendors on the other hand need to generate margins to support R&D and operations. Even so, consumption models are developing along a number of tracks - each serving a different purpose or satisfying a service provider need - with most exhibiting agility to move quickly and also able to transfer much of the spend from capex to opex.
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