Carrier Networking Market Hesitates on SDN
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Software Defined Networking (SDN) offers the promise of a more agile and responsive networking infrastructure. But this promise isn't necessarily directly translating into revenues, as service providers around the world are now hesitating on buying decisions, according to Infonetics Research.
"Last quarter, we identified the 'SDN hesitation,' where we believe the enormity of the coming software-defined networking and network functions virtualization (NFV) transformation is making carriers be more cautious with their spending," Michael Howard, principal analyst for carrier networks and co-founder of Infonetics Research, said in a statement. "This hesitation reared its head in the first quarter of 2014, where global service provider router and switch revenue increased only two percent from the year-ago quarter."