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We’re leaders in global connectivity


We’ve been named a “Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global” because we cater for the future needs of enterprise, according to the latest Gartner report.

Leading the future of Global Network Services

The independent analyst firm, Gartner, has positioned Vodafone Business as a Leader in Network Services, Global, in its 2019 Magic Quadrant.

We believe this is especially significant because businesses are only included in the lead section of the Magic Quadrant if they combine the ‘vision and ambition’ to cater for the future needs of enterprise with the ‘scale and operational maturity’ to deliver on a global basis.

We’re pleased that our work is recognised. We’re the only player out of the 15 companies Gartner evaluated to have moved through all four quadrants, rising from a Niche Player. We’re committed to being a digital partner that you can trust and rely on – as well as one that can help you stay competitive in an increasingly digital world.

Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global

Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global

To assess businesses for this Magic Quadrant, Gartner looked at established global network services including WAN and cloud connectivity, as well as emerging global network services including SD-WAN, network on-demand, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE).

According to Gartner’s 2019 report, “this Magic Quadrant focuses on these transformational technologies and approaches that deliver on the future needs of the enterprise, rather than simply concentrating on legacy services. However, delivering a consistent set of service features and user experiences across all these elements on a global basis remains a challenge that requires scale and operational maturity.”

Helping your business innovate to stay ahead

According to Gartner, “Providers in the Leaders quadrant are performing well today and maintain a stable organisation with a clear vision of market direction. They deliver comprehensive portfolios of good-quality network services across broad geographies. They address the global networking needs of a broad range of enterprises in terms of size, geographic distribution and vertical industry.”

Leaders shape the direction of the market by extending their coverage, developing new class-leading capabilities and new commercial models, and deploying these at scale.
Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2019

We feel that this recognition of our status as leaders in the field of global networking reflects our commitment to working with businesses of all sizes to achieve success in the digital world – not only through networking and SD-WAN but also with technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud services and more.

Our recent partnership with IBM will enable us to deliver an even broader range of flexible technologies and enable customers to prepare for the next phase of digital transformation enabled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), the 5G network, Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (EDGE) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). We’re helping customers to explore these new innovations. To find out more about next generation network innovation and how new technologies like SDN can bring business advantage, check out our free Future of Networks insight pack

Read more about our position in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant 2019 report and what it means for our customers

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Services, Global, Neil Rickard, Bjarne Munch, Danellie Young, 25 February 2019

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