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T-Systems named UK Leader in “SD-Network Solutions & Services”

ISG Provider Lens™ Report Network – Software Defined Solutions and Services, 2019

T-Systems named UK Leader in Software Defined Networks by ISG

T-Systems, the ICT provider from the Deutsche Telekom Group, has been named a UK leader in Software Defined Networking (SDN) by Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm.

Powerful Managed WAN services and competent knowledge of the migration of legacy systems

According to the ISG Provider Lens™ Report, “Network – Software Defined Solutions and Services” for the UK, T-Systems is ranked as a leader in six categories: Managed WAN Services, SDN Transformation Services (Consulting & Implementation), Mobile Network (4G/5G) Additional (non-core) Services, SDN Security Services, SD Network Technologies Suppliers (Core) and SD Network Technologies (Mobile to Edge). In its report, ISG compared the capabilities of 50 leading network providers serving the UK.

In their provider ratings, the experts from ISG praise T-Systems’ powerful Managed WAN services and competent knowledge of the migration of legacy systems in the area of software-defined networking (SDN). According to ISG, T-Systems regards excellent connectivity as the basis for digitization, and is therefore continuing to expand its SD networks. It says that the telecommunications group is also paving the way for establishing itself as an important “5G player”. In addition, T-Systems offers companies a unique combination of IT security and telecommunications security as a core competence. T-Systems’ “mixed bag approach” in the integration of various technologies from leading suppliers also led ISG to name the ICT provider a six-time leader in the UK provider comparison.

T-Systems has an expansive footprint in the UK and across Europe along with offerings across enterprise connectivity requirements. This gives the company a leading position in the competitive landscape of telecom IT services delivery.

ISG 2019

Strengths in the area of the area of “Managed WAN Services”

Chart ISG Provider Lens™ Managed WAN Services UK 2019
  • Highly capable managed WAN provider in the UK with significant proficiencies around migration to software-defined networks from legacy systems.
  • Comprehensive range of managed services to support transformation processes
  • State-of-the-art technologies, outstanding engineering and fast implementation
  • Integrated security layer for all managed services
  • T-Systems plans to introduce a robust dashboard system in the near future
  • The company offers customers greater transparency through full access to analysis capabilities

ISG Provider Lens™

Network – Software Defined Solutions and Services, UK 2019

Strengths in the area of “Software Defined Network Transformation Services (Consulting & Implementation)”

Chart ISG Provider Lens™ SD Network Transformation Services UK 2019
  • Customer-centric transformation practices with a comprehensive consulting layer
  • Analysis of customer requirements after migration to an SD environment
  • Comprehensive consulting plays a decisive role in digital, cloud and security solutions
  • Significant success in the area of Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI)

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Strengths in the area of “Mobile Network (4G/5G) Additional (non-core) Services”

Chart ISG Provider Lens™ SD Network Mobile Network UK 2019
  • Expansive footprint in the UK and across Europe along with offerings across enterprise connectivity requirements
  • Promotion of customer agility through holistic “wrap-around” offer
  • Strategic organizational reform to increase growth – with a focus on project-based teams

Strengths in the area of “Software Defined Network Security Services”

Chart ISG Provider Lens™ SD Network Security Services UK 2019
  • Unique combination of IT security and telecom security as core competence to enterprises
  • Mixed-bag approach of integrating different technologies from leading vendors as per client requirements
  • Dedicated facilities for round-the-clock monitoring
  • Functional virtual war rooms (to prevent cyber attacks)
  • Security facilities, including a global network of honeypots, European CERT units and a 24/7 SOC

Strengths in the area of “SD Network Technologies Suppliers (Core)”

Chart ISG Provider Lens™ SD Network Technologies UK 2019
  • Range of leading-edge technologies such as 5G campus networks and bespoke digital solutions to enable new features in enterprise networks
  • Innovative consulting approach in 5G campus networks with pre-sales and strategy consulting
  • Implementation of leading digital, security and cloud solutions in corporate networks

Strengths in the area of “Software Defined Network Technologies (Mobile to Edge)”

Chart ISG Provider Lens™ SD Network Mobile Network UK 2019
  • “T-Systems’ extensive portfolio of services are availed by enterprise clients across Europe and several other international markets. It covers 180,000 sites through more than 2,500 networks. With significant coverage across more than 180 countries and territories, the company has more than 2,400 global PoPs, half of which are in Europe.”

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