Software defined networks will bring to the customer automated functionalities, full digital interfaces, and most importantly, instantaneous delivery.

Pierre-Louis Biaggi, VP, Connectivity Business Unit, Orange Business Services

Flexible and affordable. These two words will, more than any other, impact how we deliver connectivity in the next few years and beyond.

Today, a massive migration of applications to the cloud, the rapid digital transformation of entire industries and the advent of the Internet of Things are all shaping the future of connectivity.

The first thing we at Orange Business Services are doing to meet this demand is deploying a hybrid network solution. Our customers need flexibility to cope with very agile connectivity requirements.

Hybrid networks bring the best of MPLS and Internet while providing additional services such as security, application performance management and acceleration. This guarantees that applications are running smoothly at any time.

Software defined networks

Software defined networks will bring to the customer automated functionalities, full digital interfaces, and most importantly, instantaneous delivery. This network should be fully managed by the application, fully secure and with a full digital interface.    

We also strongly believe that the service will be defined by performance, not by bandwidth or megabytes. And over the long term there will be no distinction between public and private network.

Disappearing LAN-WAN barrier

The barrier between LAN and WAN will disappear in order to have a smooth customer experience whether you are in the airport, on the street or at your desk.

This is not a long-term development. In fact, we expect that in 12 to 24 months these types of functionalities for certain use cases for certain types of networks will be deployed.

Our vision of the future is not a model based on low cost. It’s about a better network adapted to the best application at the right cost.

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