The purpose of this study is to research in detail the rapidly advancing trend towards SD-WAN architecture, and its impact on the South African VPN market as a whole. The report includes market sizing and a five-year forecast.
Key questions answered
- How is SD-WAN defined, including both broad and narrow definitions.
- What are the key local trends, within the context of major global trends.
- What is the size of the SD market, segmented by solution type (e.g. managed SD-WAN) and customer segment?
- How are the leading competitors in the market positioned and what is their share of the overall market?
The research methods used by BMI-TechKnowledge for this report represent market data acquired from both primary and secondary research, followed by further analysis and forecasting.
The report includes quantitative and qualitative analysis based on in-depth analyst interviews with leading Managed Services players in the VPN market in South Africa, with a particular focus on those most active in the SD-WAN space.
Two primary methods are used for the market sizing model following, viz.:
1. Bottom-up model
This model quantifies the universe of customer organisations and sites, and the penetration of these sites by SD-WAN solutions, segmented by vertical market.
A further distinction is made between the largest banks and retail chains and others in the same verticals, to allow for finer granular analysis, considering the significance of a few very large customer organisations in each of these verticals within the total market.
A ‘follow the customer’ trend is noted in this regard, in that South African service providers follow their multi-site customers into the other African countries in which they have a presence, particularly in the retail vertical.
2. Top-down model
This side of the model looks at market share and total market estimates, employing a ratio analysis, which in turn is primarily informed by interviews with SD-WAN providers that were conducted as part of this study. This analysis is combined with the bottom-up (addressable market and SD-WAN penetration) model.
Table of Contents
- Service Providers
- Enterprise needs to connect multiple endpoints
- Key enterprise application connectivity performance management needs
- Increasing demands on security solutions
- Shifting roles of market players
- Emerging customer requirements
- Key drivers of SD-WAN uptake
- Shift to SD-WAN as part of a broader set of interrelated network trends
- Growing trends related to security support SD-WAN requirements
- Minimum feature set as a way of defining SD-WAN
- Growing number of options evolving for enterprises
Local Trends, Layers and Players
- Local trends overview: adoption, variety of approaches and definitions of SD-WAN, local players and international relationships
- Overview of local industry players and positioning
- Opportunity (or threat) matrix by customer verticals
Market Sizing and Forecasts
- Market Overview: MPLS vs SD-WAN
- SA Company SD-WAN Penetration by Vertical Market
- SD-WAN Penetration by Site Count – SA-based Companies (including Sites in other African countries)
- SD-WAN Market Shares by OEM
- SD-WAN Market Shares by Managed Service Provider
- MPLS vs SD-WAN Site Count Forecast
- MPLS vs SD-WAN Revenue Forecast
- SD-WAN Revenue Forecast
- SD-WAN Market Segmented ARPUs
- Vodacom Business
- Dimension Data / NTT
- Liquid Intelligent Technologies
- Vox Telecom
- Fixed Mobile Telecoms
Deliverables and format
- Rich narrative PowerPoint report
- Excel workbook
- Online presentation
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