Frost & Sullivan Applauds AT&T for its Effective Strategy and Competitive Differentiation in the European Managed SD-WAN Services Industry
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the European managed software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN) services industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes AT&T with the 2021 European Managed SD-WAN Services Competitive Strategy Leadership Award. The company follows a multi-vendor approach, offering both fully managed and co-managed solutions from Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, Silver Peak and VMware. It offers managed SD-WAN integrated with cloud, voice/unified communications (UC), Wi-Fi/LAN, and security. It also offers FlexWare devices that leverage both software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) to improve network management.
AT&T manages SD-WAN deployments across Europe and its key verticals include retail, manufacturing, and transportation. The company recorded significant client wins in Europe, the majority involving complex deployments, such as running SD-WAN over third-party networks (including internet and multiprotocol label switching [MPLS]). It provides a holistic offering through a wide choice of SD-WAN solutions, significant customer flexibility, and a strong underlay (such as broadband and dedicated internet, MPLS, and bring-your-own-access) and overlay (SD-WAN technologies, appliance delivery, and NFV) infrastructure.
"With its comprehensive portfolio of managed SD-WAN, strategy effectiveness, and competitive differentiation, AT&T has established a strong European presence. Its security eatures, innovations, wide choice of deployment options, and strong collaborative ecosystem enables it to offer a superior and uniquely extensive range of SD-WAN solutions in the market," explained Divya Prasad, an industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan.
AT&T focuses on customer relationships through various assistance centers, dedicated sales teams, and trained support staff that can solve customers' networking-related issues. The company provides broad capabilities in all aspects of SD-WAN deployments through its team of expert engineers. Its experts provide end-to-end managed SD-WAN services to support network design, integration, operations, and pre- and post-sales support. Other effective competitive strategies include:
"AT&T continues to help businesses move toward digital transformation, advancing its position in Europe. Its comprehensive managed SD-WAN solutions support businesses' rapidly growing requirements as they move to the cloud," stated Prasad. "There's no doubt that, with its continual focus on innovation and strong technology collaborations, AT&T creates immense value for the entire ecosystem."
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has leveraged competitive intelligence to successfully execute a strategy that results in stronger leadership, competitive brand positioning, and customer satisfaction.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in various regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analyses, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.
About Frost & Sullivan
For six decades, Frost & Sullivan has been world-renowned for its role in helping investors, corporate leaders, and governments navigate economic changes and identify disruptive technologies, Mega Trends, new business models, and companies to action, resulting in a continuous flow of growth opportunities to drive future success. Contact us: Start the discussion.
SOURCE Frost & Sullivan
Who Benefits from Network Slicing?
Key Takeaways: Analyst Roundable Defining the Future of Work
Ensuring Cybersecurity and Privacy with a Hybrid Workforce