Communications Service Providers (CSPs) must adapt to a rapidly changing digital world. And many seek an architectural change away from proprietary and towards open systems to do so. Dell EMC has been leading the Open Networking charge, enabling this strategic shift by providing a path to greater service agility combined with break-through economics.ACG Research published a report today validating a new breed of infrastructure rollouts and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) modernization projects.The study findingsThe findings overwhelmingly demonstrate the value of open, disaggregated and best-of-breed solutions compared to tightly integrated single-vendor systems. The study showcases the Dell EMC product portfolio as deployed in a production environment by a large Tier 1 CSP. Specifically, the ACG report highlights:Up to 3X faster for service agility, enabled at 65% less costUp to 43 percent and 53 percent lower OPEX and CAPEX respectivelyUp to 47 percent lower overall TCOWe view these figures as clear proof of the dramatic benefits of Open Networking, and should provide you with the confidence knowing that service innovation and agility plus profitability can be achieved as you invest to modernize your infrastructure.The Dell EMC portfolio in actionThis report is also an opportunity for us to highlight that the Dell EMC portfolio showcased; specifically the S6000-series and S4000-series Open Networking switches equipped with Big Switch Networks Big Cloud Fabric TM software; the PowerEdge R630, and the PowerVault MD3460; have met some of the most stringent Telco requirements for robustness, uncompromised performance; including, for example, NEBS Level 3 certification, combined with some of the most stringent security standards compliance for mission-critical verticals/applicationsSummary and next stepsThis study independently validates our strategy of delivering openness, service agility and break-through economics through infrastructure modernization. At Dell EMC, we offer a continuum of deployment options with various degrees of integration, from “do-it-yourself” best-in class compute, storage and networking platforms, to fully-validated end-to-end solutions that can unlock new revenue streams.I am confident that we can greatly enhance your ability to drive revenue, innovate faster and transform the economics of your infrastructure; while better preparing you for a wave of new applications, revenue and connectivity models.Please visit our 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) site for more on related solutions and additional presentations on ACG Research’s findings.