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Heavy Reading Insider
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.
Heavy Reading Insider
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
Ari Banerjee, Principal Analyst, Service Provider IT, Heavy Reading
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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Sarah Wallace, Analyst, Heavy Reading
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.
Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider
Craig Leddy
Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2014
This report discusses cable's energy initiatives and profiles six companies that are offering various energy management products and services specifically to the U.S. cable industry.
Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider
Danny Dicks
Vol. 10, No. 5, December 2014
This report examines NFV orchestration, and the battle for mind-share among industry bodies. It considers how services built of VNFs are managed through their lifecycle, and the ways vendors are responding to the challenge of delivering NFV MANO platforms. It profiles 11 vendors, describing their NFV orchestration strategies and relevant products, solutions and services.
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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.

Service Providers Jump on Cloud Mobility
Ari Banerjee, Principal Analyst, Service Provider IT, Heavy Reading
1/14/2015 11:00:00 AM
Communications service providers are looking to offer cloud services to any device, anywhere and at any time to boost their revenues from enterprise and SMB customers.


Service Providers Get Social With Customers
Sarah Wallace, Analyst, Heavy Reading
1/13/2015 12:00:00 PM
Service providers are looking to social customer relationship management (CRM) to provide superior customer experience


Cable's Challenge to Go Green
Craig Leddy
12/30/2014 8:00:00 AM
The cable industry is embarking on its most ambitious effort ever to cut its energy consumption and associated costs


OPNFV Gaining Traction, But Doesn't Address Orchestration Issues
Danny Dicks
12/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
Network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) is still early in development and will come to market slowly.

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Alcatel-Lucent details the formats and protocols used for streaming IP video, which is gaining in popularity.
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