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Craig Leddy
October 2015
This report provides an update on Gigabit Internet, the competition between cable and other providers and four strategies that cable operators are employing. It includes profiles of seven suppliers that are supporting cable Gigabit Internet services with Docsis, fiber and other products.
Simon Stanley
October 2015
This report analyzes current and projected use of 100G optical modules and PHY semiconductor components by equipment vendors, based on an exclusive worldwide survey. These devices are critical components in many types of networking equipment, from long haul to the access edge, data center and core of the network.
Danny Dicks
October 2015
This report examines why 5G is necessary and the applications that are driving the development of its technology components, focusing on radio access. It details the timetable for standardization work of various kinds, and reviews the key technology issues in 5G development. Further, it summarizes views on the likely timetable for network and service deployment, and profiles eight major vendors that are working to advance 5G technology.
Graham Finnie, Consulting Analyst
September 2015
To date, the U.S. has made most of the running in the Gigabit Cities "movement." Are European cities also ready to supply gigabit services to businesses and households? In this report, we discuss the key factors - supply-side, demand-side and regulatory - that are encouraging or retarding the supply of gigabit services in Europe. We explore the ways in which the European market is highly fragmented, but observe that the shift to gigabit services has already begun in some places.
Denise Culver
Vol. 11, No. 3, August 2015
This report examines the vertical markets for IoT, analyzing how vendors are defining the market and how they expect verticals to shape up for IoT. Additionally, it examines the strongest drivers in the market, as well as the greatest challenges the market faces. The report includes a comparative analysis of IoT solutions available and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
Denise Culver
Vol. 15, No. 7, August 2015
This report examines the market for colocation centers, analyzing their attributes, the impact of virtualization on colocation, strongest drivers in the market and challenges the industry faces. It also includes a comparative breakdown of colocation centers. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
Simon Stanley
Vol. 13, No. 6, August 2015
This report details 25/100G technologies and their application to 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components. The report includes granular information on the components and systems, as well as insights into how the overall market and ecosystem is developing. It evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 48 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, covering more than 400 different products.
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
Vol. 13, No. 5, July 2015
This report examines the new requirements emerging from telcos that are looking to migrate network functions from proprietary, dedicated hardware platforms to standardized IT servers. It highlights the strategies of leading vendors to support telcos' need for performance, availability and scalability, and how the cloud and telecom environments differ, including the impact of using common infrastructure for all services in a telco data center. The report profiles 10 server platform, components and software suppliers.
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics
July 2015
This report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the dynamics that underpin mobile profitability in Africa. Building on extensive quantitative analysis, a dozen interviews with market players and one of the region's most extensive quantitative databases, the report offers some answers to some of the most critical questions facing African operators today.
Craig Leddy
Vol. 10, No. 2, July 2015
This report provides an update on cable's cloud user interface (UI) progress and the opportunities and challenges ahead. It includes profiles of 20 software suppliers that offer cable guides, UI solutions and related content discovery tools, including several relative newcomers that exhibited at INTX 2015.
Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
Vol. 15, No. 6, July 2015
This report provides a market reality check on the status of 200G adoption. The report briefly provides an overview of this activity, then assesses market trends and circumstances. Finally, this report profiles six key market players.
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Need for Flexibility Helps FPGAs Forge Ahead
Simon Stanley
10/7/2015 11:00:00 AM
FPGA and ASIC usage grows in the telecom market. FPGAs and ASICs are widely used in networking and telecom systems, from complete SoC designs to simple connections between different interfaces on ...

Making History With 5G
Danny Dicks
10/7/2015 6:00:00 AM
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.

Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader
10/2/2015 3:30:00 PM
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.

How to Monetize WiFi (Part 1)
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader
9/30/2015 12:35:00 PM
Now that cable operators have invested heavily in WiFi, the big question is how they can optimize and monetize their wireless networks most effectively.

Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
9/25/2015 11:45:00 AM
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.

Is This the 5G You're Looking For?
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
9/16/2015 7:59:00 AM
A major 3GPP RAN workshop in Phoenix on Thursday should reveal much about what lies ahead for the 5G development process.

Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
9/2/2015 1:00:00 PM
As the GSMA promotes low-power wide-area (LPWA) technology as essential for the Internet of Things, could narrowband cellular IoT become the clean-slate solution of choice?

Latest Modules Drive Market Toward 400G
Simon Stanley
8/24/2015 2:11:00 PM
The latest optical modules and semiconductor components are game-changers for 100G and will accelerate 400G adoption.

IoT Growth Depends on Vertical Focus
Denise Culver
8/21/2015 7:00:00 AM
As the Internet of Things (IoT) market expands, vendors should target specific vertical markets to maximize their business opportunities.

Colocation Market Shows Strong M&A Activity
Denise Culver
8/20/2015 7:30:00 AM
Enterprises are driving consolidation in the colocation market.

IT Servers Need Tweaking for NFV
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
8/4/2015 2:03:00 PM
One of the most significant changes that network functions virtualization will introduce into the CSP environment is the use of generic IT servers rather than purpose-built, dedicated hardware ...

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