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The Global SD-WAN Market for Large Multinational Enterprises Is Worth…

The results are in.

According to our research, the global SD-WAN market for large multinational enterprises is worth $3 billion. This accounts for just 5% of the total market.

How LEO Satellite Connectivity Might Change Enterprise Networks

Endeavors like SpaceX’s Starlink and Amazon’s Project Kuiper have brought lots of attention to the expanding market for connecting more residential customers to satellite broadband.

But how are enterprises affected by the growing satellite market?

Hot Data Center Summer

With summer in full swing, things are heating up—literally.

Like data centers.

Our July list of recommended reads touches on overheating data centers in the UK, a massive broadband outage in Canada, new submarine cables coming to Africa, and more.

How Providers Are Approaching the Middle Mile in 2022

Enterprises can choose few or many providers in the middle mile (or none at all). As with other technology procurement decisions, this depends on an individual enterprise’s capability to orchestrate multiple vendors and preferences for specific vendors in the chain.

It also depends on current network infrastructure and the desire to leverage that toward a reconfigured WAN, as well as the performance and cost goals the enterprise wants to achieve.

How a Complete SD-WAN Overlay Can Impact Total Network Spend

To provide insight into how a complete SD-WAN overlay can impact total network spend, it’s useful to look at how various cost components apply to a specific network.

Looking at the total cost of the overlay and its impact on a network’s total cost of ownership (TCO) affords the most apples-to-apples comparison between service providers, particularly with a number of pricing models currently in the market.

To do this level of analysis, we created a hypothetical network based on our median WAN Cost Benchmark customer.

Experts Explain IP Transit, SASE, and NaaS

We just wrapped Season 3 of the WAN Manager Podcast.

With 14 different guests across 16 data-packed episodes, there was a lot to take in—and a lot to learn.

Let’s revisit three key explainers you might have missed.

What's Wireless Got to Do With It?

Anyone in the WAN business—from the carrier or end-user side—knows that local access can present some of the biggest challenges in corporate networks.

There's a physical geography problem that's not easy to overcome. We're talking about pulling and maintaining wires to all corporate sites, which is especially challenging when customers need physical diversity and protection.

Wireless has long been a backup of last resort for many users, but 5G has presented the promise of relieving this pain point.

How Enterprises Are Implementing NaaS (And Leaving MPLS)

While NaaS and the middle mile are still fairly new concepts, they're not new to the WAN Manager Podcast.

In episodes past, you've seen—or rather, heard—us shine a spotlight on the framework, concept, market players, and products available.

So let's look at things from another perspective.

Untying the Gordian Knot, Unlocking Your Future Network

The TeleGeography team began benchmarking networks almost a decade ago. (Time flies when you're having fun!)

Back then, the big use case was making sure that carrier and customer were on the same page about how much MPLS and access prices had fallen over the life of a contract—and how far prices would probably fall in the next several years.

The State of the WAN in 2022

Live from New York, it's the WAN Summit!

On Tuesday, June 21, WAN Summit New York will be live and in-person to cover the full spectrum of WAN management.

And you may see a familiar face on the agenda—TeleGeography’s Senior Manager of Enterprise Research (and Podcast Host Extraordinaire) Greg Bryan will be in attendance.