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Graham Finnie, Consulting Analyst
Vol. 13, No. 4, June 2015
All around the world, mobile operators face the same challenges, including: market saturation, intensifying competition, flat or declining ARPU, rising data traffic and high churn. To meet these challenges, operators need to focus much harder on improving the customer experience, which requires building much closer links between network service quality and the customer experience. This report examines the background to this effort and describes the emerging toolset that can help to make it happen.
Heavy Reading Components Insider
Simon Stanley
Vol. 11, No. 2, May 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.
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Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
Vol. 15, No. 5, May 2015
This report presents and analyzes the results of the survey, including demographic data on survey participants, as well as results and commentary for several key survey questions. Further, the report includes FIIRP scores and comparative ratings for all 17 organizations included in the survey, as well as summary conclusions.
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Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
Vol. 15, No. 4, May 2015
This report presents four case studies of public-private partnerships for U.S. Gigabit Cities. It discusses the concerns that led to partnership proposals, how these were addressed, and the projects' results at their various stages, derived from documentation and recent interviews with nine representatives of cities and operators of various kinds.
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Danny Dicks
Vol. 15, No. 3, April 2015
This report examines the emerging market for commercial, connected drones. It describes the emerging value chains and functional stratification of technologies that make up a connected drone, examines the most significant issues facing the sector, summarizes the development of drones as network nodes, and profiles 14 companies in the industry.
Heavy Reading Components Insider
Simon Stanley
Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2015
This report analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative SDN switch systems, identifying the key requirements and highlighting their advantages for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider
Denise Culver
Vol. 11, No. 2, April 2015
This report examines the market for NFV partnerships and ecosystems, analyzing their features, as well as areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. The report discusses industry drivers and challenges and analyzes available solutions from 15 leading vendors.
Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider
Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2015
This report identifies and analyzes these and other key issues driving and inhibiting the public-safety market's adoption of LTE. It discusses how LTE compares to incumbent public-safety technologies, such as P25 and TETRA, in terms of performance and cost. The report is based on interviews with a representative sample of companies in the ecosystem, including Athena Wireless, Cisco, Ethertronics, Harris, Nokia, Sonim Technologies and TeleCommunication Systems (TCS).
Heavy Reading SPIT Total Access
Danny Dicks
April 2015
This report examines how smaller and specialist vendors of network equipment and OSS/BSS are approaching the challenge of delivering solutions for NFV orchestration. The report looks at the work that is being done to advance the technical and commercial cases for NFV among operators, and where smaller and specialist vendors fit in. Finally, it suggests how these vendors compete against the network equipment providers and larger OSS/BSS players, and profiles nine leading specialist vendors.
Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider
Danny Dicks
Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2015
This report examines how smaller and specialist vendors of network equipment and OSS/BSS are approaching the challenge of delivering solutions for NFV orchestration. The report looks at the work that is being done to advance the technical and commercial cases for NFV among operators, and where smaller and specialist vendors fit in. Finally, it suggests how these vendors compete against the network equipment providers and larger OSS/BSS players, and profiles nine leading specialist vendors.
Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider
Denise Culver
Vol. 6, No. 2, April 2015
This report examines the small cell backhaul market, analyzing features most commonly found in today's solutions, strongest drivers in the market, verticals that show promise and challenges the industry faces. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
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The Digital Service Provider
Teresa Mastrangelo, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
6/24/2015 6:16:00 PM
To thrive in the Internet age, operators must transform themselves from 'communications service providers' into 'digital service providers.'

Building Momentum for the New IP
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
6/18/2015 10:00:00 AM
Survey says telcos see increased network flexibility and service agility as the primary benefits of the New IP.


Bringing Together NFV MANO & OSS
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
6/16/2015 7:08:00 PM
In part 3 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell considers how the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack needs to work with OSS functions to ...

Virtual Mobile Core: Time to Get Real
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
6/16/2015 9:00:00 AM
Mobile operators feel an urgency to virtualize the EPC, and are exploring a variety of ways to move forward, on an ambitious timeframe.

Defining Use Cases & Business Cases for SDN
Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
6/15/2015 6:01:00 PM
Despite all the work that has already been put into defining and developing use cases, many service providers think more attention needs to be paid to the economics of SDN and NFV.

100G: Ready for Prime Time
Simon Stanley
5/26/2015 9:10:00 AM
Most telecom and network equipment manufacturers are now shipping products with 100G ports.


Migrating to NFV a Step at a Time
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
5/15/2015 7:07:00 PM
In part 2 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation,' Caroline Chappell looks at the long-term vision for NFV and how operators can get there.


OpenStack Doesn't Come for Free
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
5/11/2015 3:00:00 PM
In part 1 in a series of blogs on 'Accelerating NFV Implementation', Caroline Chappell looks at why OpenStack is set to play a key role in the NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack.


The Future of Carrier SDN Networks
Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
5/7/2015 11:00:00 AM
What are the biggest SDN questions facing service providers today? Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights the major talking points as he prepares for a full day's debate in Denver.


Public-Private Partnerships & the Gigabit City
Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
5/1/2015 7:00:00 AM
As the quest toward the Gigabit City continues, it is becoming clearer that public-private initiatives may be the key to success.


Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Danny Dicks
4/22/2015 7:00:00 AM
Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones ...


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