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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.
Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
February 2018
This report examines smart city initiatives in three major U.S. cities. Chicago and Boston have been relatively prominent for their projects over the last few years; and Columbus, Ohio, is positioned for significant progress as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation's first Smart City Challenge. This report examines how such projects are implemented across city governments and public-private partnerships. The report also projects Columbus's future smart city plans, with implications for other projects in the U.S. and worldwide.
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
February 2018
This report assesses the evolution of SDN in carrier networks through an in-depth survey of network operators around the globe. The survey-based project builds on an unparalleled wealth of operator data and insights gained from six years of extensive Heavy Reading primary research in this area. Building on our knowledge base and past survey work, we focus this SDN study on two critical areas: disaggregation in packet-optical networks and automation in the carrier wide-area network (WAN).
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
February 2018
This report was generated from a Q&A with service provider employees who are involved with automation initiatives. This focus group was asked 10 questions about planning, likely internal impact, drivers and partners related to automation. The results clearly indicate that service providers expect positive results from automation even without following a well-developed master plan for accomplishing those results.
Craig Leddy
February 2018
This report reviews U.S. cable provider plans to offer SD-WAN and move up-market to attract enterprise customers. The report explores the state of cable business services, key market challenges, SD-WAN components and complementary technologies. It includes an analysis of the supplier market and a chart of nine key SD-WAN technology suppliers that are playing or appear to be positioned to play a role with cable providers.
Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
January 2018
As the Internet of Things (IoT) begins to gain traction across a multitude of industries, this report identifies 10 forward-looking capabilities that are essential for mobile operators. For those that are already IoT players, this is a checklist of factors that operations, technical and commercial teams should already be considering. For those preparing to enter the IoT space, it can provide a strategic guide against which priority investments can be determined. And for the "wait and see" camp, it should be a wake-up call and manifesto for rapid change -- otherwise, future survival is not assured.
Simon Stanley
January 2018
We expect the rollout of Gfast systems and services based on the latest chipsets to start in 2018 and ramp during 2019. This report details and analyzes chipsets from the leading vendors in this important market as network operators plan the rollout of Gfast and the latest VDSL2 services. The report profiles the vendors and reviews specific chipset families, identifies the key features and highlights the advantages they hold for system developers and service providers.
Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading
January 2018
The adoption of a virtualized and distributed cloud is shaking the technological bedrock that underpins the core principles of telecom operations. Based on an exclusive survey of CSP decision-makers, this study explores how CSPs are managing the new security demands of the cloud, as well as their strategies to mitigate risks through the deployment of new security capabilities. It also explores CSPs' plans to drive new revenue streams by selling managed security services to the enterprise.
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Densification & Next-Gen C-RAN
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
3/13/2018 11:40:00 AM
As the industry moves to 5G, the need to support reliability, low-latency, high-speed mobility, extreme density and user-level radio resource control has taken center stage.

400G Achieves Significant Market Availability
Simon Stanley
3/8/2018 9:05:00 AM
As demand for 100G to 400G network interfaces grows, companies are meeting the challenge and many operators are already making the transition to 400G.

Web-Scale Networking: Time for Telcos to Get on Board
Roz Roseboro, Principal Analyst – Cloud Infrastructure & Management, Heavy Reading
3/6/2018 1:50:00 PM
Telcos can make their networks more agile and efficient by learning from their web-scale counterparts.

Service Providers Get High Marks for IoT Security
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
3/5/2018 3:45:00 AM
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that communications service providers (CSPs) that are specialists in the Internet of Things (IoT) think they are doing quite well with ...

ON2020 Shares Operator Visions for the Future of Optical Networking at OFC 2018
Simon Stanley
2/28/2018 9:17:00 PM
ON2020 is running a workshop at OFC where speakers from leading operators will share their visions and discuss roadmaps for optical networking.

AI Is in Diverse Parts of a Mobile Operator's Business: Here’s Why
Danny Dicks
2/28/2018 10:40:00 AM
Although artificial intelligence (AI) has been a part of the mobile network for decades, vendors have only scratched the surface in the ability of AI applications in their offerings and have ...

Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing
Simon Stanley
2/16/2018 8:00:00 AM
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and CSPs requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors.

TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
2/12/2018 5:25:00 AM
In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise ...

Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
2/9/2018 9:30:00 AM
It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.

Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation
Denise Culver, Online Research Director
2/5/2018 11:05:00 AM
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, ...

Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment
Craig Leddy
2/1/2018 2:46:00 PM
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.

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