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Introduction

At the recent AT&T 2016 Industry Analyst Summit in Dallas, AT&T shared its plans for extending its enterprise WAN offers. These types of next-generation services are what Ovum categorizes as virtual managed services. With its Network on Demand platform serving as a foundation, AT&T has expanded its networking portfolio and responded to customer pressure for an SD-WAN offer and new value-added services.

Highlights

  • The network service formerly known as Network Functions on Demand has a new name: Flexware. Service availability has increased, and AT&T also announced some new uCPE (universal CPE) options.
  • In addition, AT&T announced a new, smaller version of the uCPE form factor that now supports two network functions on demand.
  • And AT&T has added support for Palo Alto Networks’ security function. Availability has also increased to more than 150 countries and territories from the initial launch.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses AT&T's multiple recent networking services announcements from the AT&T Analyst Summit.
  • Provides some detail on new services announced and launched during the AT&T Analyst Summit.

Key questions answered

  • What did AT&T announce at its recent analyst summit?
  • What services are becoming part of AT&T's Network on Demand platform?
  • Who is AT&T working with as customers and channels for the new networking services?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • AT&T responds to SD-WAN pressure with new offer
  • NFoD portfolio rebrands to Flexware and expands
  • CSC and IBM become both customers and solution partners
  • The virtual managed services wave continues

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Authors

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