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Vodafone named a “Leader” by Gartner in Network Services, Global

Second consecutive year that Vodafone is positioned as a “Leader” in the Magic Quadrant

24 Feb 2020

Vodafone is recognised by Gartner as a “Leader” in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global for the 2nd consecutive time, improving in both “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision”.

Gartner looked at 20 vendors in the global network services market, which the analyst firm describes as the delivery of fixed corporate networking services with worldwide coverage. It evaluated established global network services including WAN services and cloud connectivity, as well as emerging global network services including SD-WAN services, network on-demand services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) services and Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE).

“I’m delighted that Gartner has once more recognised Vodafone as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global," said Peter Terry-Brown, Director of Unified Communications and Connectivity, Vodafone Business. "Over the past year, we have continued to develop our fixed network services, including SD-WAN, to become the largest next generation network in the region. In the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia-Pacific, we are setting customers up for success when it comes to their digital ambitions. More businesses than ever before now benefit from using our industry leading high-performance networks, resulting in growth for both us and our customers.”

Connectivity is key for businesses to bring intelligence to the network and to help them grow. As a business, Vodafone continues to be creative and innovative in its approach to building an end-to-end integrated digital experience for customers, with new enhancements in self-serve and automation capabilities. Enhancements have also been made to the managed SD-WAN services, including additional vendors and expansions in security, vCPE and NFV products.

Vodafone has expanded in its cloud connect capabilities too, into 18 cities, with new providers and locations across all regions. This includes partnerships with AWS, Azure, IBM and Oracle, which further broadens our place in the market.

In the past 12 months, Vodafone has also expanded its global internet capabilities, covering 195 countries through direct and third party access with companies including AWS, Google and Microsoft. Through the acquisition of Liberty Global assets in Europe last year, Vodafone is now the largest next generation network in the region, providing our customers with market leading network scale.

To find out more about Vodafone’s position, among other providers, and what it means for our customers, read a complimentary copy of the full Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global.

* Gartner Inc., Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global by Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch and Danellie Young. Published 20th February 2020.

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, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

For further information, please contact:

Danielle Restivo, Vodafone Business: groupmedia@vodafone.com

About Vodafone Group

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading telecoms and technology service providers. We have extensive experience in connectivity, convergence and the Internet of Things, as well as championing mobile financial services and digital transformation in emerging markets.

Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 24 countries, partners with mobile networks in 42 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 31 December 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers and 22 million TV customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.

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Gartner names Vodafone as a Leader in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global.