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Denise Culver
October 2015
This report examines the IoT billing market, utilizing data collected from 12 IoT billing providers. The report analyzes how IoT is impacting billing and billing solution trends, discusses drivers and challenges in the industry, and offers a comparative analysis of IoT billing solutions available. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur over the next 18-24 months.
Steve Koppman, Contributing Analyst
October 2015
This report updates earlier reports on this subject, reviewing how both U.S.-based and some international carriers are addressing UHB Ethernet services. It explores significant issues affecting adoption of 100GE and 40GE services, including a market forecast of U.S.-based UHB services and reports on how various carriers are deploying and selling services.
Danny Dicks
October 2015
This report considers how virtualization changes security in telecom. It digs into the challenges of securing virtualized and hybrid network environments, and the approaches, solutions and products that are being suggested and deployed. It reviews the supply-side landscape for relevant products and profiles 14 leading suppliers, from large network equipment providers to smaller specialists.
Craig Leddy
October 2015
This report provides an update on Gigabit Internet, the competition between cable and other providers and four strategies that cable operators are employing. It includes profiles of seven suppliers that are supporting cable Gigabit Internet services with Docsis, fiber and other products.
Simon Stanley
October 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.
Danny Dicks
October 2015
This report examines why 5G is necessary and the applications that are driving the development of its technology components, focusing on radio access. It details the timetable for standardization work of various kinds, and reviews the key technology issues in 5G development. Further, it summarizes views on the likely timetable for network and service deployment, and profiles eight major vendors that are working to advance 5G technology.
Graham Finnie, Consulting Analyst
September 2015
To date, the U.S. has made most of the running in the Gigabit Cities "movement." Are European cities also ready to supply gigabit services to businesses and households? In this report, we discuss the key factors - supply-side, demand-side and regulatory - that are encouraging or retarding the supply of gigabit services in Europe. We explore the ways in which the European market is highly fragmented, but observe that the shift to gigabit services has already begun in some places.
Denise Culver
Vol. 11, No. 3, August 2015
This report examines the vertical markets for IoT, analyzing how vendors are defining the market and how they expect verticals to shape up for IoT. Additionally, it examines the strongest drivers in the market, as well as the greatest challenges the market faces. The report includes a comparative analysis of IoT solutions available and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
Denise Culver
Vol. 15, No. 7, August 2015
This report examines the market for colocation centers, analyzing their attributes, the impact of virtualization on colocation, strongest drivers in the market and challenges the industry faces. It also includes a comparative breakdown of colocation centers. Finally, it examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that are likely to occur in the industry over the next 18-24 months.
Simon Stanley
Vol. 13, No. 6, August 2015
This report details 25/100G technologies and their application to 25G, 40G, 100G and 400G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components. The report includes granular information on the components and systems, as well as insights into how the overall market and ecosystem is developing. It evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 48 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, covering more than 400 different products.
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst
Vol. 13, No. 5, July 2015
This report examines the new requirements emerging from telcos that are looking to migrate network functions from proprietary, dedicated hardware platforms to standardized IT servers. It highlights the strategies of leading vendors to support telcos' need for performance, availability and scalability, and how the cloud and telecom environments differ, including the impact of using common infrastructure for all services in a telco data center. The report profiles 10 server platform, components and software suppliers.
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New Mobile Services Demand Backhaul Rethink
Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
10/13/2015 10:00:00 AM
As more speed and capacity is built into the RAN to accommodate video growth and other new services, operators will need to rethink the principles of backhaul operation.

Cable's Four Paths to Gigabit Internet
Craig Leddy
10/13/2015 8:00:00 AM
Many cable companies are moving toward gigabit Internet speeds and finding that rolling it out requires some balancing to realize return on investment whilst appeasing customers.

HKT: A Consolidation Case Study
Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
10/12/2015 3:45:00 PM
Following HKT's acquisition of CSL, the Hong Kong carrier partnered with Huawei on network integration and to supply a future unified network.

How to Monetize WiFi (Part 2)
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader
10/12/2015 9:10:00 AM
As cable operators boost the quality of their WiFi networks to carrier-grade levels, they must also boost the quality of their customers' experience.

IoT Security & Where Virtualization Fits In
Danny Dicks
10/9/2015 6:26:00 PM
As telecom operators dig deeper into the NFV and SDN worlds, they are finding that with more virtualization comes more security risks. That opens up opportunity for security improvements and new ...

Need for Flexibility Helps FPGAs Forge Ahead
Simon Stanley
10/7/2015 11:00:00 AM
FPGA and ASIC usage grows in the telecom market. FPGAs and ASICs are widely used in networking and telecom systems, from complete SoC designs to simple connections between different interfaces on ...

Making History With 5G
Danny Dicks
10/7/2015 6:00:00 AM
The research and development (R&D) race is on for 5G, with many vendors working toward a common goal: developing the technologies that will become 5G and its industry standards.

Placing Bets on DOCSIS 3.1
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader
10/2/2015 3:30:00 PM
Huawei joins a slew of equipment vendors seeking to make their mark in the North American cable space with products for both cable's new DOCSIS gigabit spec and CCAP.

How to Monetize WiFi (Part 1)
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader
9/30/2015 12:35:00 PM
Now that cable operators have invested heavily in WiFi, the big question is how they can optimize and monetize their wireless networks most effectively.

Facebook: IPv6 Is a Real-World Big Deal
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
9/25/2015 11:45:00 AM
Facebook software engineer Paul Saab revealed that IPv6 now accounts for almost 50% of Facebook's 4G smartphone traffic in the US – and that's just the start of it.

Is This the 5G You're Looking For?
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
9/16/2015 7:59:00 AM
A major 3GPP RAN workshop in Phoenix on Thursday should reveal much about what lies ahead for the 5G development process.

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