Verizon Deploys NFV Infrastructure Platform From Interchangeable Parts


MetTel has joined the competitive carrier movement to offer a SD-WAN service for enterprise and medium-sized business, challenging incumbent players like AT&T and Verizon with an alternative service.

Software defined-wide area networking is finding relevance with a host of industry verticals, particularly retail, healthcare, hospitality and transportation.

While MetTel’s SD-WAN service leverages its wide array of interconnection agreements with other domestic and global carriers, the service provider takes on the responsibility of managing these relationships, billing and service maintenance.

One of the selling points for business customers — particularly those that currently have existing MPLS contracts — is that they can immediately access the benefits of SD-WAN through MetTel’s Layer 3 backbone network connections. Traditionally, businesses would have to wait until the end of a contract to benefit from this new technology.

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