ISG Names Sprint SD-WAN Market Leader

December 03, 2018

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

Officially speaking, Sprint’s (News - Alert) journey into SD-WAN gained legs with the selection of VeloCloud as a partner late in 2016. Early in 2017, Sprint started service delivery.  Since that time, the service provider has not looked back, and recently earned honors fortifying the carrier’s claim as a market leader.

Information Services Group released its 2019 ISG Provider Lens Software-Defined Networking & Services Quadrant Report, naming Sprint the United States market leader in both managed WAN as well as SD-WAN services.

"It is an honor for Sprint to be recognized by ISG as a leader in both managed WAN and SD-WAN solutions," said Mike Fitz, vice president of the Sprint Global Wireline Business Unit. "Sprint helps enterprises more easily and intelligently manage network resources and applications around the globe, ultimately delivering a superior end-to-end user experience.  We're proud that ISG has recognized that Sprint's robust managed services capabilities within our converged solutions portfolio add tremendous value for our business customers."

Why is Sprint seeing such success? In delivering turnkey WAN solutions, enterprise IT no longer experience inefficiencies in resource allocation can keep an eye toward company initiatives. Taking matters a step further, Sprint Business will manage a company’s complete information systems operation.  

"Our ISG Provider Lens studies offer a thorough evaluation of provider capabilities, and recognition as a leader is extremely meaningful," said Esteban Herrera, partner and global leader of ISG Research. "Sprint has distinguished itself as a highly capable company with a strong pedigree in Managed SD-WAN and WAN networking services and mobility products. Sprint has also distinguished itself in 5G and other innovations that are absolutely critical to deliver on the digital promise."

Choosing the best SD-WAN partner was pivotal, but beyond the addition of the VeloCloud SD-WAN solution, it is a commitment to the empowerment of business that is the secret to Sprint’s success.

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Edited by Maurice Nagle

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