The Future of networks: dealing with transformation in a virtualized world

A new study and survey

November 2017: We are delighted to have collaborated with renowned network and technology consulting firm Cartesian, developer of this fascinating new study - the future of networks: dealing with transformation in a virtualized world.

The study contains an afterword by Broadband Forum CEO, Robin Mersh.

Click here to visit the Cartesian site where you can download the study.


Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are under pressure. The explosion in customer demand for data is stretching traditional operations to the limit, requiring evermore investment in network capacity. This, combined with growing competitive pressures from both traditional and Over-the-Top (OTT) services, is compelling CSPs to transform their businesses and adapt to remain competitive.

CSPs need to find ways to control costs, increase agility, and efficiently scale their networks and operations.

Software-Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are seen as critical to meeting these challenges, enabling organizations to leverage the power of cloud infrastructure to provide multiple business and operational benefits.

Through over 40 interviews and an online survey with over 100 respondents, Cartesian reached a cross-section of decision-makers from telecoms vendors, system integrators and communication service providers.

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