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Simon Stanley
May 2018
Universal CPE (uCPE) systems are a key market opportunity created by the development of SDN and cloud services. uCPE solutions are continuing to develop with new processors, better system integration and more efficient virtualization solutions. This report covers 18 vendors that offer uCPE hardware platforms, software platforms or integration services. The report also covers the leading processors for uCPE platforms and service provider approaches to uCPE systems, with specific information on AT&T uCPE platforms.
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
May 2018
This focus group was asked nine questions about machine learning to ascertain current and future plans, how well it's understood and influences impacting the technology. The results clearly indicate that service providers are integrating the technology when and where it's understood and most obviously applicable; however, widespread adoption of machine learning for service providers will lag until applicability is proven.
Danny Dicks
April 2018
The prospects for private networks based on public cellular network standards have never been greater. This report looks at the use cases for private LTE and future 5G networks, examining why LTE and 5G are better able than public cellular technologies of the past to meet the needs of enterprises and other organizations with specific requirements. Further, this report looks at the models for deployment and integration with network operators' public services, describes the market supply-side and profiles 12 leading vendors.
Craig Leddy
April 2018
U.S. cable providers are seeking to use their device platforms and infrastructure to offer Internet of Things (IoT) products and services, seeing it as an opportunity to replace dwindling revenue from its pay-TV business. This report reviews cable's entrance into the IoT market, focusing on home automation. It examines challenges cable faces in the IoT market, including security risks and privacy concerns for consumers. Finally, the report covers 21 companies and their offerings in the market.
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
April 2018
This report is based on a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN). This focus group was asked 10 questions about overall security, technology and outside influences related to SD-WAN security. The results indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
Daniel Grossman, Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading
March 2018
5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) is increasingly becoming a viable alternative to drop cables for the critical last hundred feet between a service provider's distribution infrastructure and the customer premises. This report examines the relative merits of fiber to the home (FTTH) and mmWave 5G-FWA technologies from both engineering and business perspectives. Although the report primarily addresses the U.S. market, 5G-FWA technology and strategic perspectives apply elsewhere.
Simon Sherrington
March 2018
In the next 18 months, edge computing infrastructure will become a staple component of all mobile network deployments. The edge computing opportunity has inspired a massive rush to market by a wide range of companies and has generated an awful lot of hype, as well as some interesting trials, product announcements, investments and strategic moves. This report considers what we might expect from edge computing players - most specifically mobile edge computing (MEC) - over the next 12 to 24 months.
Simon Stanley
March 2018
This report analyzes the current and projected use of 100G, 400G, 800G and other interfaces by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for those suppliers. 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 and data centers.
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
March 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are experts on the Internet of Things (IoT). This focus group was asked 10 questions about technology, revenue and expectations related to IoT security. The results clearly indicate that service providers believe they're doing a good job with IoT security, and the majority of service providers in our focus group are well on their way to implementing IoT security plans.
Danny Dicks
February 2018
This report examines what artificial intelligence (AI) means to the mobile telecom market, identifying the techniques that are being used, where AI processing is best carried out and what AI is used for. It maps the supply-side of the market for AI solutions used by mobile operators, identifying some representative players of various kinds. Finally, the report profiles 12 prominent companies in the AI market.
Simon Stanley
February 2018
Multicore processors are more important than ever in networking systems due to the shift to virtualized networks using SDN and NFV. This report surveys high-performance multicore processors for virtualized networking and other networking applications. It also reviews the strategy and product architectures of multicore processor, IP and software vendors. The report covers 17 vendors, using documentation supplied by these vendors to provide detailed information on almost 90 devices or groups of devices.
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How Colt Built Its On Demand Platform
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
5/21/2018 9:10:00 AM
Three strategic initiatives &ndash Novitas, Stratus and Sentio &ndash have powered Colt's move into on-demand services.

Machine Learning & AI Take Aim at Network Complexity, Customer Experience
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
5/11/2018 12:20:00 PM
Next week at BCE, we'll look at some of the ways machine learning and AI will help operators make the customer experience better, without driving up the cost of network operations.


Telstra's Networks for the Future
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
5/9/2018 11:25:00 AM
The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.

Collaboration Is Key Ingredient in Predictive Analytics & Network Automation
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
5/8/2018 9:00:00 AM
Every network operators business case is different but what remains true is that combining the disciplines needed to get value from data requires a very collaborative organization.

Virtualizing the Customer Premises
Simon Stanley
5/4/2018 7:42:00 AM
Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.

Enabling Automation With Intent-Based Orchestration & Networking
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
5/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.

Virtual Routers Now a Reality
Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading
5/3/2018 8:15:00 AM
Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.

The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
5/2/2018 2:00:00 PM
5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.

Operators Begin Initial Forays Into Machine Learning
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
5/1/2018 3:45:00 AM
Although most communications service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are planning to deploy machine learning by the end of this year, widespread adoption will hit barriers with service ...

Using Open Source to Drive Automation
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
4/26/2018 12:20:00 PM
Open source is a product development model that should unleash faster innovation but may require business model changes for many vendors.

Nimble Small Cell Vendors Find Another Market to Exploit
Danny Dicks
4/26/2018 4:40:00 AM
LTE and future 5G networks are evolving in a way that overcomes previous barriers to the use of standardized public-network technologies for private applications, and there is better support for ...

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