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Network-as-a-service (NaaS) is the network transport connectivity used for delivering network services virtually over the internet on a metered service (pay-per-use). NaaS providers offer necessary network hardware to end users on subscription basis, which provides a complete network solution. Consumers have to pay only for services that are being used. In NaaS model, the networking operators offer network resources such as optical switches, IP networks, BoD Domains, and routers. Some of the major advantages of NaaS are, it provides scalability and elasticity of service using which the network can be upgraded, providing a strong layer of security when the cloud is to be accessed, and functioning in the background. Furthermore, NaaS aids in providing efficient network bandwidth, effective flexibility of the network over consumption, and positive impact on resource-centric processes such a network monitoring and trouble management.

However, dependability on the vendor for total network solutions is a factor hindering growth of a network-as-a-service market.

Increasing deployment of cloud computing and network virtualization are the major factors driving growth of the network-as-a-service market

Adoption of cloud computing services and network virtualization has led to significant increase in data collected on various digital and social platforms. In cloud computing, the NaaS benefits in providing scalable, pluggable, and API (Application Programmer Interface) driven network management, where the users can deploy and manage their networks virtually. NaaS offers a networking framework that outspreads the cloud computing’s on-demand and self-service provisioning model to the network service provider. Therefore, increasing deployment of cloud computing positively impacts growth of the market. For instance, according to Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, in 2015 the annual spending on cloud services is US$ 70 million and it is projected to grow to US$ 141 billion by 2019. Moreover, annual global cloud IP traffic is estimated to reach 14.1 ZB (Zeta Byte) by the end of 2020, from 3.9 ZB in 2015.

Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication segment is expected to account for the largest market share over the forecast period

IT and telecommunication segment is expected to be dominant in the market over the forecast period, due to increasing deployment of cloud computing services. Therefore, increasing cloud computing services is driving adoption of cloud-based networking services, which offer the end-users on-demand network resources. The IT and telecom end-users are rapidly using networking and cloud technologies, which vary from checking of emails to managing the large volume of business data on the cloud. For instance, according to the Coherent Market Insights’ analysis, the in 2011 the cloud application adopted by the telecom sector is 6.18% and by 2014 it is reached to 17.96%. Therefore, increasing adoption of cloud computing by the telecom sector will positively impact on fuelling the growth of network as a services market.

Global Network-as-a-service Market: Regional Insights

On basis of region the global network-as-a-service is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit the highest growth, during the forecast period. India, China, and Japan are the major growth engines in the market of Asia Pacific. Increasing internet penetration is one of the major factors responsible for driving growth of the market in this particular region. For instance, according to the Internet World Stats estimations in 2017, China and India together contributed to over 1.2 billion Internet users as of June 2017. In addition to this, development of the Internet infrastructure and online businesses in this region are also expected to provide substantial growth opportunity over the forecast period.

Global Network-as-a-service Market: Competitive Background

Kay players in the network-as-a-service ecosystem comprises solutions and service providers, such as Cisco Systems Inc., Juniper Networks, Inc., IBM Corp., NEC Corp., VMware, Aryaka Networks Inc., Alcatel Lucent, Brocade Communications Systems Inc., AT&T Inc., and Ciena Corporation.

Global Network-as-a-service Market: Taxonomy

On basis of component, the global network-as-a-service market is segmented into:

  • Infrastructure
  • Technology Services

On basis of service type, the global network-as-a-service market is segmented into:

  • LAN-as-a-service
  • WAN-as-a-service

On basis of application, the global network-as-a-service market is segmented into:

  • Bandwidth on Demand (BoD)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Virtual Customer Premises Equipment (V-CPE)
  • Integrated network security-as-a-service

On basis of vertical, the global network-as-a-service market is segmented into:

  • Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication
  • Banking Finance Services and Insurance (BFSI)
  • Manufacturing
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Retail

On basis of region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Africa

Research Methodology

Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

Data Triangulation Methodology | Coherent Market Insights

Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
  • Trade association, National and international media and trade press.
  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
  • Scientific journals, and other technical magazines and whitepapers.

Market Analysis | Coherent Market Insights

Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
  • End-users