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Vodafone once again recognised as a “Leader” in 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global

08 Mar 2021

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Vodafone is recognised as a “Leader” in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global for the third consecutive year.

The Magic Quadrant confirms the need for increasing flexibility in company infrastructure saying: “Gartner continues to observe change in enterprise requirements and buying criteria for global networks.”

“Organizations using flexible networking technologies and sourcing approaches have been much better, able to support the rapid accommodation of new endpoints and new applications, including cloud services and IoT, and have done so while controlling their WAN expenditure.”  

The report also evaluated 4G/LTE cellular approaches saying, “we see cellular connectivity gradually expanding in applicability for SD-WAN use cases, including rapid deployment of new locations, supporting temporary locations and providing diverse backup links. The enhanced performance of 5G will further broaden those opportunities.”

While the Magic Quadrant doesn’t have any specific measures, we believe the improvements in our relative position on both axes, moving further to the right for “Completeness of Vision” and higher on “Ability to Execute”, reflects Gartner’s view of Vodafone improving in both.

We believe our position in the “Leaders” quadrant recognises:

  • The capabilities of our fixed network shows we are an ideal partner for enterprises with global connectivity requirements, especially those needing strong coverage in Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific.
  • The high level of automation we can offer to enhance our customer’s operational capabilities.
  • We offer cloud connectivity to seven major cloud providers in 36 cities.
  • Enhancements in our managed SD-WAN services based on Juniper, Cisco Viptela, Cisco Meraki and VMware with 16 network based gateways for Juniper and 8 for VMware.

* 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global by Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch, Danellie Young. Published 2 March 2021.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Vodafone.

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