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Introduction

This assessment covers the transformative large enterprise fixed network services of CenturyLink, its supporting offers, and overall strategy.

Highlights

  • CenturyLink has completed its integration of Level 3 Communications, consolidating massive national US fiber assets and a global network reach.
  • The company leverages its fiber network to extend into adjacent opportunities including CDN, media, edge compute, and security services.
  • The company is developing operational automation and ease of use: Faster delivery and more frictionless buying experiences appeal both to larger enterprises and SMEs.

Features and Benefits

  • Examines CenturyLink's fixed core WAN services including global MPLS, Ethernet VPN and secure internet gateways.
  • Examines CenturyLink's managed network services including SD-WAN, evolving NFV and WAN/cloud connect.
  • Examines CenturyLink's managed network security services including DDoS and threat protection.
  • Examines CenturyLink's supporting professional services resources across networking and security.

Key questions answered

  • What is the span of CenturyLink's US domestic and global networking portfolio targeting large enterprises?
  • What is CenturyLink doing with its edge computing architecture, integrated with its core network?
  • What tactical recommendations does Omdia have for CenturyLink's network services evolution?
  • What tactical recommendations does Omdia have for large enterprises considering CenturyLink's network portfolio?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Enterprise Network Services Assessment: CenturyLink