Next-Generation Networking

Next-Generation Networking (NGN) focuses on the massive shifts in network technologies, services, and pricing models, that are changing the way organizations connect.

Topics include gigabit wireless (5G and gigabit-grade LTE); private wireless networks; MPLS, Ethernet, Internet, and optical services; and software-defined networking (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), and SD-WAN. We track the deployment of edge computing and edge data centers, and monitor the move to WAN cloud exchanges (WAN-CX). In our ongoing WAN Economics research, we track the rates and performance of WAN services. We assess connectivity options for DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a service) and track best practices for optimal operations and total cost of ownership (TCO).

Principal Research Analyst

John Burke

Topics Covered:

  • WiFi 6
  • LTE, 4G, 5G
  • MPLS, Ethernet
  • Private Wireless
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NfV)
  • WAN Economics
  • WAN-Cloud Exchanges (WAN-CX)
  • Internet
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