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Craig Leddy
July 2018
This report provides a comprehensive update of U.S. cable providers' wireless activity, including WiFi and MVNO mobile services, and adoption of emerging capabilities, including CBRS, LoRa and 5G. It includes a status report of the top four cable providers and a table of 19 suppliers serving the U.S. cable industry with wireless equipment and solutions.
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
July 2018
While nearly half of the panelists in our latest Thought Leadership Council forum say their companies will have 5G-ready backhaul in place by 2020, almost none have made a final decision on which vendors they will use. This focus group was asked 10 questions to ascertain deployment plans, vendors, budgets and obstacles for 5G backhaul. The results clearly indicate that CSPs have a good grasp of and are well on their way toward deploying 5G backhaul, despite not having made firm choices of the vendors they'll use for those deployments.
Simon Sherrington
June 2018
Just like 3G, 4G and LTE, 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities. This report explores recent patterns in WiFi deployment and improvements to the technology. It reviews the likely impact of business models, installed base of legacy infrastructure and vested interests - all of which will influence the evolution of the market - exploring how WiFi and 5G are likely to fit together.
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
June 2018
Service providers on our Thought Leadership Council are cautiously optimistic about B/OSS automation, with more than half already taking steps to automate B/OSS. This focus group was asked 10 questions about their deployment plans, technology, drivers and obstacles for B/OSS automation. These service providers clearly have realistic goals and expectations for this technology, but they're also cognizant of the challenges they face as they continue to integrate automation.
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.
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Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
7/16/2018 9:45:00 AM
The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.

Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
Craig Leddy
7/13/2018 7:00:00 AM
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.

What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
7/9/2018 1:27:00 PM
On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?

5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
7/6/2018 3:45:00 AM
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.

Ovum Survey Shocker: OTT Video Calling Is More Popular Than OTT Voice
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
7/5/2018 6:00:00 AM
Mobile operators may find that all their investments in VoLTE and RCS are for naught as OTT providers win and they are left monetizing the data pipe.


ETSI's Networked Intelligence Group Starts to Get Real
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
6/20/2018 7:55:00 AM
ETSI's wonderfully named Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) group, which aims to help operators better understand and improve the management of their networks, has sprung to life.


Source Packet Routing Gets Real in 2018
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
6/15/2018 8:15:00 AM
SPRING has sprung in the routing community.


5G & Industrial Automation: Creating the Factory of the Future
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
6/11/2018 6:27:00 PM
Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet – by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.


Google's Investment in India's Public WiFi Infrastructure: A Waste of Time & Money?
Simon Sherrington
6/8/2018 4:40:00 AM
Just like 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE), 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities.


CSP Optimism Doesn't Mean There Isn't Work Ahead for B/OSS Automation
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
6/5/2018 3:45:00 AM
Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, ...

Automate & Reinvent
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading
6/4/2018 9:15:00 AM
Automation was one of the key themes discussed at the recent Big Communications Event (BCE), including how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intent-based networking and open source ...

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