Network-as-a-Service: The Utility of Networking

Frost & Sullivan’s Senior Industry Director, Steve Thomas, explores the rise of NaaS adoption, driven by its OpEx model, dynamic scalability, and alignment with cloud-enabled technologies like SD-WAN and SASE. How is NaaS changing the way businesses procure and manage their networks?

Join Steve, Pascal, and key decision makers driving the NaaS ecosystem at MEF’s inaugural Global NaaS Event (GNE), 2-4 October, in Dallas. For more details and to register, visit

In this Executives at the Edge episode, host Pascal Menezes explores these topics and more with Steve Thomas of Frost & Sullivan:

  • What benefits does NaaS offer businesses in terms of flexibility, responsiveness, and procurement?
  • What shift occurring in the telecom industry supports the rise of NaaS?
  • How does NaaS compare to traditional CapEx cost structure?
  • What impact do APIs and automation have on NaaS service offerings?
  • How does the user-friendly approach of NaaS align with the trend of consumerization in IT services?

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