PLAYERS 4
TRENDS 5
Technology trends 5
Macroeconomic trends 6
Regulatory trends 7
INDUSTRY ANALYSIS 8
SDN and the age of software defined everything 8
SDN promises to lower the cost and increase the agility of networking 8
Market size and growth forecasts 10
Competitive Analysis 12
Mergers and acquisitions 15
Timeline 17
VALUE CHAIN 18
Network equipment vendors 18
Communications service providers 18
Cloud providers 19
Enterprises 19
Benefits 19
Simpler 19
Cheaper 19
More innovative 19
COMPANIES SECTION 20
Public companies 20
Private companies 24
TECHNOLOGY BRIEFING 28
SDN is the biggest change in networking technology for 40 years 28
Whoever controls the software controls the network and all the value in it 28
How it works 28
SECTOR SCORECARDS 30
Cloud providers 30
Who’s who 30
Thematic screen 31
Valuation screen 32
Risk screen 33
Network equipment vendors 34
Who’s who 34
Thematic screen 35
Valuation screen 36
Risk screen 37
Communications service providers 38
Who’s who 38
Thematic screen 39
Valuation screen 40
Risk screen 41
GLOSSARY 42
FURTHER READING 45
APPENDIX: OUR “THEMATIC” RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 46

Companies Mentioned
- Alibaba
- Alphabet
- Amazon
- Amdocs
- Arista Networks
- AT&T
- Broadcom
- BT
- China Mobile
- Ciena
- Cisco
- Citrix Systems
- Ericsson
- Extreme Networks
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- IBM
- Juniper Networks
- Nokia
- Oracle
- Red Hat
- Singtel
- Tata Comms
- Telstra
- Verizon
- Vmware
- Vodafone
- ZTE
- 6Wind
- Affirmed Networks
- Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
- Big Switch Networks
- Brocade
- Colt
- Huawei
- Netcracker
- Netronome
- NFWare
- NoviFlow
- Nuage Networks
- OVH
- Pica8
- Pluribus
- Riverbed Technology
- Silver Peak Systems
- Versa Networks