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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).
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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.
Heavy Reading Cable Industry Insider
Craig Leddy
Vol. 10, No. 5, March 2015
This report analyzes the state of TV Everywhere, prospects for next-generation enhancements and the opportunities and challenges ahead. It includes profiles of 19 software suppliers that offer solutions that support cable's TV Everywhere development in various ways.
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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.
Heavy Reading SPIT Total Access
Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst, NFV & Cloud, Heavy Reading
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.
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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.
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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 ...


White Box Switching Enabled by Latest Silicon & Software
Simon Stanley
4/21/2015 10:00:00 AM
The telecom industry's move to SDN and white box deployments is driving significant changes in the switch market. These changes will likely lead to lower capex and opex costs for network operators ...

Leadership Change in Store for CESRs
Simon Sherrington
4/16/2015 3:06:00 PM
Alcatel-Lucent is close to taking carrier Ethernet switch/router market-share leadership away from Cisco.


LPWA: A Threat to 'Wait & See' IoT Operators?
Steve Bell, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
4/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
Communications network operators need to formulate an IoT strategy and decide if Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology has a place in those plans.


Partnership Only Good as Its Weakest Member
Denise Culver
4/13/2015 6:00:00 AM
The industry faces a learning curve over the next five years. And as NFV and SDN take root in telecom networks, technology suppliers that establish strong partnerships and ecosystems will be in ...

Public Safety's Long-Term Evolution
Tim Kridel
4/10/2015 12:41:00 PM
LTE-based public-safety networks are more likely to come about piecemeal.


Plus Ça Change in Telecom IT After NFV?
Danny Dicks
4/10/2015 12:00:00 PM
While the big vendors most closely follow the ETSI's standards for network functions virtualization (NFV), they may not be the big winners in the market.

A Long-Term Plan for Small Cell Backhaul
Denise Culver
4/9/2015 2:07:00 PM
Network operators will ramp up their deployments of small cells over the next two years.

Why 5G Matters – Now!
Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
4/9/2015 12:10:00 PM
5G is a technology to take mobile service providers beyond communication, into new modes of business, and now is the time to get with the program.


Where Is TV Everywhere Going?
Craig Leddy
4/2/2015 11:20:00 AM
TV Everywhere is gaining momentum, with apps available from nearly every major programming group and ever-growing viewer numbers.


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.


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