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Case Study: Vodafone

Software-defined networks help Vodafone clients roll out services faster

Vodafone is a British telecommunications conglomerate with headquarters in London and Newbury, Berkshire. More than 60% of its multinational customers wanted better network control and customization, to quickly roll out services. Vodafone partnered with Cisco to speed, manage, and expand its clients' WANs and service offerings, using the power of software-defined technology.



  • Clients' WANs were bottlenecks to innovation, with limited bandwidth and size constraints in data centers.
  • Clients were quickly maxing network capacity. Vodaphone had two options: expand infrastructure or lease additional equipment, both costly options.
  • Clients wanted affordable, expandable, high-capacity infrastructures.


Vodafone and Cisco partnered to deliver an SD-WAN solution that:

  • Eliminated network application bottlenecks.
  • Reduced client infrastructure rollouts from months to hours.
  • Automated and simplified network configuration, resulting in a single, centrally managed entity using a dashboard.
  • Enables clients to roll out services faster and respond to business demands more quickly.

What they're saying

The backbone of every business is its enterprise network, and when that backbone is strong, the sky's the limit.

Mark Bennett, Head of Global Fixed Connectivity Products, Vodafone

Who is Vodafone?

Industry: Telecommunication
Location: London, United Kingdon
Size: 110,000 employees
Website: vodafone.com