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Vol. 12, No. 12, December 2014
Published in conjunction with Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Reykjavik, this report explores the business and technology issues that will have the greatest impact on the telecom industry's evolution in the run-up to year 2020. Each section of the report focuses on a specific area and is written by the Heavy Reading analyst who is leading the coverage in that area. The collective expertise of our analyst team sheds light on the key enablers that will shape the telecom landscape over the next five years.
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Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
Vol. 10, No. 4, December 2014
This report reviews how U.S.-based carriers are addressing cloud connectivity and the cloud enabler model. It discusses the market context and strategies carriers are employing, and explores how carriers are implementing those strategies and planning for further development, based on recent interviews with 10 U.S.-based service providers.
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Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT
Vol. 14, No. 11, December 2014
This report assesses the size of the U.S. utility sector by providing a state-by-state list of U.S. utilities spanning all categories, and identifies market opportunities for technology vendors in the utility sector. This report focuses on opportunities driven by the Gigabit Cities trend and the FTTH network deployment activity of municipally owned and co-op utilities.
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Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
Vol. 14, No. 10, November 2014
This report reviews how vendors worldwide are specifically addressing energy efficiency, focused particularly on CESR products. The report is built around status reports exploring vendor strategies to improve energy efficiency, derived from recent interviews with 13 major vendors worldwide.
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Sarah Wallace, Analyst, Heavy Reading
Vol. 10, No. 3, November 2014
This report examines trends in the M2M market, including the increase of M2M devices, M2M solutions, and the importance of data. It also focuses on managing and monetizing M2M opportunities and data-centric AEPs in the market.
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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.
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IoT: The Future Is Bright for Operators

12/19/2014 5:00:00 AM
Network operators have a unique opportunity to develop and profit from IoT-as-a-service propositions.

Cloud Expansion Paves Way for Partnerships
Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
12/16/2014 7:00:00 AM
Cloud enablement partnerships between traditional communications service providers and cloud specialists are set to proliferate in the coming years.

Telcos Target a Piece of the M2M Action
Sarah Wallace, Analyst, Heavy Reading
12/11/2014 7:00:00 AM
Communications service providers are looking to play an integral role in the M2M (machine-to-machine) value chain, but it's not easy.

Are Utilities Really Gigabit Players?
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT
12/10/2014 8:21:00 AM
Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.

CESR Vendor Focus Turns to Energy Efficiency
Steve Koppman
12/8/2014 7:00:00 AM
Energy efficiency has long been vital to service providers because of its large and growing effect on their operating costs and earnings.

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?

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