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Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Vol. 12, No. 11, November 2014
In just a few short years, SDN has risen from academic obscurity to become the most transformative business and technology trend the telecom world has seen in decades. But now that the initial technology hype stage has passed, operators are grappling with the hard questions that come with concrete implementation. This report provides a realistic analysis of the opportunities and challenges for service providers as they migrate their networks to the agile, software-driven architectures of the future.
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Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Vol. 12, No. 10, November 2014
Network service chaining is an emerging set of processes and technologies that have the potential to radically change how telecom networks are designed and operated. This report examines the drivers for service chaining in telecom networks and identifies the innovations and architectures needed to realize the concept. It also analyzes emerging use cases, implementation challenges and the promise to improve how operators offer cloud services in the software-defined data center.
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Ari Banerjee, Principal Analyst, Service Provider IT, Heavy Reading
October 2014
This report forecasts the global market for big data and advanced analytics - based on primary research, global operator interviews, investment flow parameters, etc. - and explores how operators are using big data.
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Ari Banerjee, Principal Analyst, Service Provider IT, Heavy Reading
October 2014
This report discusses recent Heavy Reading research on service providers' perceptions and plans regarding cloud mobility and their intentions to better serve enterprise and SMB segments.
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Denise Culver
October 2014
This report examines M2M and IoT testing market, analyzing the testing most commonly used, as well as drivers expected in the market. It discusses industry challenges and includes a comparative analysis of available solutions. Finally, it examines the market's geographic landscape and details trends that may occur over the next 18-24 months.
Heavy Reading Components Insider
Vol. 10, No. 4, October 2014
This report analyzes the current and projected use of multicore processors by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical components in most types of networking equipment, from the access edge to the core of the network.
Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider
Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2014
This report identifies and analyzes key issues driving and inhibiting the utility market's adoption of LTE. It discusses how LTE compares to competitors such as broadband over powerline (BPL), CDMA, fiber and WiMax in terms of cost and capabilities. The report is based on interviews with a representative sample of companies in the ecosystem.
Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider
Vol. 5, No. 5, October 2014
This report examines M2M and IoT testing market, analyzing the testing most commonly used, as well as drivers expected in the market. It discusses industry challenges and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available. Finally, it examines the market's geographic landscape and details trends that may occur over the next 18-24 months.
Heavy Reading Components Insider
Vol. 10, No. 3, October 2014
This report details and analyzes processor architectures and low-power processors for micro servers and network appliances from eight leading vendors, identifying the key requirements and highlighting the advantages they hold for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst
Vol. 12, No. 9, October 2014
SDN and NFV are radically impacting the way the industry is thinking about routers - or just routing - in the backhaul. Consistent with NFV, routing can be centrally located and accessed as virtual instances by other nodes, rather than requiring dedicated routers throughout the backhaul. As network planners grapple with expanding capacity and agility to support ever higher capacity, more powerful smartphones, and advanced apps, this report reviews the evolving role of routing in the mobile backhaul network.
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Vol. 14, No. 9, October 2014
This report examines the vendors vying for market share of a sub-segment of the packet-optical market - namely the supply of network systems for edge/aggregation networks. The report looks at the products the vendors offer. It uncovers their differentiating strategies and selling points, assesses their market success and looks at the buzz their products are getting. It finally compares vendors by giving them an aggregate score across these categories.
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Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
Ari Banerjee, Principal Analyst, Service Provider IT, Heavy Reading
10/30/2014 10:30:00 AM
Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.


G.fast: Niche or Not?
Graham Finnie, Chief Analyst, Heavy Reading
10/29/2014 9:00:00 AM
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?


Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader
10/29/2014 6:45:00 AM
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.

Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
10/24/2014 9:30:00 AM
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.


Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
10/24/2014 8:30:00 AM
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.


Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
10/24/2014 7:30:00 AM
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?

Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
Tim Kridel
10/22/2014 5:00:00 AM
Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.


M2M & IoT Growth Demands More Testing
Denise Culver
10/21/2014 8:00:00 AM
The machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets will grow exponentially, requiring more robust testing solutions.

100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
Simon Sherrington
10/7/2014 11:00:00 AM
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.

Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst
9/29/2014 11:30:00 AM
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies ...


Analyzing Apple & VoLTE
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
9/12/2014 11:30:00 AM
The news that Apple's new iPhone 6 will now support Voice over LTE kind of a big deal.


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