Reports & Whitepapers


This syndication analyzes use cases, deployment scenarios, technology developments, open source community developments, operator deployment approaches, and vendor product offerings in the market for SDN solutions in private and hybrid multicloud data centers. ...

Jan. 31, 2020, 11:52 a.m.

Succeeding on an Open Field: The Impact of Open Source Technologies on the Communication Service Provider Ecosystem

The increasing use of open source technologies in communication service provider (CSP) networks is having a profound impact on the CSP ecosystem. In this report, we explore the attitudes, motivations ...

Feb. 3, 2020, 5:27 p.m.

Orchestrating Dynamic Enterprise Services

Overcoming the Challenges of SD-WAN and vCPE Mass Deployment: An ACG White Paper In order to adapt to changing customer expectations and increasing competition from a new generation of cloud an ...

April 2, 2020, 10:28 a.m.

Fresh Findings: Improving Automation in Service Fulfilment & Operations

New study by ACG Research provides first-hand perspectives from service provider experts globally on challenges and opportunities in the provisioning and management of optical and carrier Ethernet t ...

April 2, 2020, 10:33 a.m.

SDN Enabled Network: What Does It Take?

It is no surprise that increasing bandwidth demands, changing traffic patterns driven by the migration of applications and workloads to the cloud, and competitive pricing pressures are driving se ...

April 2, 2020, 10:48 a.m.

Enabling Automated SDN Control and White-Box Networking the ADVA Way

It is no secret that major changes are happening in the way we design, build and manage communication networks. Insatiable bandwidth demand and the migration of workloads and applications to the clo ...

April 2, 2020, 1:05 p.m.

Maximizing Efficiency Using Standards-Based, Model-Driven Infrastructures in NFV Deployments

Communication service providers (CSPs) are active participants in delivering cloud-based applications and flexible, scalable networking services based on virtualized network infrastructures. A criti ...

April 2, 2020, 1:10 p.m.

Transformation and Opportunity at the Service Provider Edge

Telecommunications service providers have both a special role and a compelling set of opportunities at the network edge. This paper explores the reasons why service providers are pursuing cloud-based, ...

April 2, 2020, 2:22 p.m.

Quantifying the Economic Advantages of Open Architecture NFV Designs

ACG Research's Paul Parker Johnson recently completed a total cost of ownership study of a prominent Tier 1 operator who carried out a broad transition to NFV using open, modular, best of breed design ...

April 2, 2020, 2:26 p.m.

NOW is the time to embrace a more agile service delivery platform (276 words)

The path to continuous innovation is clear. NOW is the time to embrace more agile and openly architected service delivery platforms Under the umbrella of NFV the industry has researched whether net ...

April 2, 2020, 2:32 p.m.

Creating Agility & Efficiency at Scale: The Economic Advantage of Open Architecture Platforms in NFV Deployments

Analysis of alternative platform designs in a Tier 1 installation highlights simpler, more agile design with an estimated five-year TCO of 53% and 3x faster activation of new service offerings than mo ...

April 2, 2020, 2:34 p.m.

Is there an economically optimal approach in migration to NFV?

Communication service providers love minimizing their cost base while maximizing their revenue streams. Yes, I may have captioned the obvious here, but it is easy to see that these are conflicting goa ...

April 2, 2020, 2:44 p.m.

The Business Value of an Integrated NFV Infrastructure

Communication service providers' modus operandi for competing in today's dynamic market environment is to accelerate time-to-market for services demanded by their subscribers while minimizing the ...

April 2, 2020, 3 p.m.

The Business Value of Carrier-Grade NFV Infrastructure

ACG Research performed the economic analysis for performance, high availability, and manageability advantages of HPE’s Helion OpenStack Carrier-Grade (HPE HCG) solution versus a competing en ...

April 2, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

Business Case for NFV/SDN Programmable Networks

ACG Research analyzes three programmable High-IQ network use cases that were created by Juniper Networks. The analyses show the benefits derived from the deployment of programmable networks for s ...

April 2, 2020, 7:45 p.m.

Juniper Networks: SDN Enabled Networking

Juniper recently announced its approach to transition enterprises and service providers to SDNs.  Ray Mota and Brad Brooks, Juniper Networks, discuss how to virtualize the mobile network with sof ...

April 2, 2020, 8:07 p.m.


Brocade has developed three SDN use cases built around an SDN controller and Brocade’s MLXe series routers that are compliant with the recommendations of the Open Networking Foundation.ACG Resear ...

April 2, 2020, 8:49 p.m.


Controlling total cost of ownership of access, aggregation, and edge networks used for mobile backhaul and broadband services in the face of explosive traffic growth is one of the biggest challenges f ...

April 9, 2020, 4:16 p.m.

Business Case for a Common NFV Platform

ACG Research has written a whitepaper, which was sponsored by VMWare and Affirmed Networks, that explores two emerging models of NFV deployment: 1) custom software stacks that aim to integrate as ...

April 9, 2020, 6:07 p.m.

Dynamic Network Services: Case for Carrier SDN

If you have a background in carrier services, like me, you are undoubtedly tired of hearing about how much more agile, responsive, and cost efficient cloud service providers are than carrier network o ...