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Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2015
This report analyzes the potential impact of overlay networking on the telco data center domain, including the various drivers that support its deployment, as well as the main challenges it presents. It also provides insight into the current thinking of telco data center operators as regards their attitudes, expectations and plans for overlay networking. The report also profiles 10 leading overlay networking solution suppliers, including details of their approaches, solutions and partnerships.
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Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2015
The NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack is critical for NFV, but it remains weakly defined, leading to idiosyncratic vendor implementations. The resulting "zoo" of NFV MANO products is causing operator confusion and creating a major barrier to NFV adoption. This report analyzes the issues influencing vendors' interpretations of NFV MANO and the need for greater functional clarity. The report profiles 19 leading vendors of NFV MANO solutions and assesses their strategies, positioning and products.
Heavy Reading Components Insider
Simon Stanley
Vol. 10, No. 6, February 2015
G.fast, a new technology that supports up to 1 Gbit/s over short copper lines, is poised to transform the competitive landscape for gigabit telecom access. This report analyzes chipsets from four leading vendors in this important market, identifying their key features and advantages for system developers and service providers.
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Danny Dicks
Vol. 15, No. 2, January 2015
This report identifies 10 "hot areas" for 2015, highlights interesting developments in 2014, explains why each the market sector is likely to sizzle this year, how warm the temperature will get and how the sector can be expected to impact carriers, service providers and vendors in the coming year.
Heavy Reading Mobile Networks Insider
Denise Culver
Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2015
This report examines the market for customer service in mobile security solutions, analyzing how and where such solutions are used, and areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. The report discusses drivers and challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available.
Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider
Denise Culver
Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2015
This report examines the LTE-A testing market, analyzing how LTE-A is being used, current drivers and challenges, and a comparative analysis of available solutions. It also examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur over the next 18-24 months.
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Simon Stanley
Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2015
The delivery of new services based on SDN and NFV technologies depends on the latest multicore processors. This report delivers a complete competitive analysis of multicore processors, IP and software, covering more than 80 products from 15 vendors. It offers detailed information on all types of high-performance multicore processors, including integrated multicore processors, general-purpose multicore processors and network processors, covering key product features, power, package and availability.
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Danny Dicks
Vol. 15, No. 1, January 2015
This report examines technology developments and standardization efforts for the next generation of PON, and considers which technologies will be used, and for what. It looks at how specific markets for next-gen PON will evolve, and compares vendors' focus and portfolios. Finally, it profiles 13 leading suppliers of PON equipment.
Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider
Vol. 10, No. 6, January 2015
This report reviews the cloud mobility for enterprise and SMB segments. It goes on to discuss business customer demands and fending off OTT competition. Finally it covers differentiation in enterprise offerings in the market.
Heavy Reading Components Insider
Simon Stanley
Vol. 10, No. 5, January 2015
This report details and analyzes rackmount appliance platforms, carrier grade servers and software solutions from 15 leading vendors in this important market. The report profiles the vendors and reviews specific platform architectures, identifying the key features and highlighting the advantages they hold for system developers and service providers.
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Sarah Wallace, Analyst, Heavy Reading
Vol. 12, No. 13, December 2014
Service providers need a social CRM solution to make sense of social media's structured and unstructured data, understand users' moods in real time, and perform social network and sentiment analysis. This report explores the leading drivers for social CRM, pain points that prevent service providers from having optimal social CRM today, and the social CRM best practices of advanced service providers. The report also profiles 14 vendors that offer social CRM solutions to service providers.
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Are Overlays the Answer for Telco Data Centers?
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
3/16/2015 5:17:00 PM
Overlays have been proposed as a way to bring the benefits of virtualization to the telco data center networking domain.

Fireside Chat: NFV & OSS at MWC
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
2/19/2015 12:00:00 PM
Join our fireside chat at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as we discuss the operational implications of NFV with Justin Paul, head of OSS marketing at Amdocs.

G.fast Plugs the Gap for Gigabit Cities
Simon Stanley
2/17/2015 8:00:00 AM
The race to deliver gigabit broadband services is accelerating, and G.fast is a key technology that telecom service providers can deploy to compete successfully.

NFV Gets Real
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
2/17/2015 4:00:00 AM
If NFV is to progress, proofs of concept and trials need to come out of the lab and into live networks in 2015.

How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Danny Dicks
1/30/2015 7:00:00 AM
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).

Mobile Security Should Be Customer-Centric
Denise Culver
1/28/2015 7:00:00 AM
Bring your own device (BYOD) is flourishing, creating the need for better security on shared personal/workplace mobile devices.

Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
Patrick Donegan, Chief Analyst
1/27/2015 11:30:00 AM
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.

Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
Denise Culver
1/27/2015 8:30:00 AM
Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.

SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
Simon Stanley
1/21/2015 4:00:00 PM
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.

10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
Danny Dicks
1/16/2015 8:00:00 AM
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.

The Network Appliance Platform: More Than a Carrier-Grade Server
Simon Stanley
1/15/2015 8:00:00 AM
Improving processor performance and virtualized network architectures are opening up new opportunities for rackmount appliance platforms.

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May 6, 2015, Georgia World Congress, Atlanta, GA
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May 13-14, 2015, The Westin Peachtree, Atlanta, GA
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September 29-30, 2015, The Westin Grand Müchen, Munich, Germany
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October 6-8, 2015, New Delhi & Mumbai, India
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OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV: Evolution vs. Revolution – Website Coming Soon!
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