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Simon Stanley
July 2017
This report identifies key networking, optical module and semiconductor technologies and details their application to 25G, 100G, 200G, 400G and 600G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components. It evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 49 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, including more than 300 optical modules and almost 150 semiconductor components.
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
This market tracker analyzes and forecasts the global market for core transport networking products. This edition of the tracker updates all of our core transport forecasts based on current market trends and 2016 actual data, and extends all of the forecasts out to 2021. This tracker also includes profiles of 8 leading vendors of core transport equipment, providing an overview of their market positioning and listing known customers.
Simon Sherrington
June 2017
This report examines the evolution of PON technologies. It reviews the key technologies for FTTH, FTTB and FTTC, considers the state of advancement beyond gigabit networks into multi-gigabit deployments, and compares the positioning of leading FTTx technology vendors. It also explores the relationship between fiber and copper, and considers how fiber and wireless will interact as 5G technologies come on stream.
Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
June 2017
The Future of Virtualization Indexes track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. Since the previous survey, CSPs appear to have achieved notable progress on developing and deploying their high-priority functions. This report provides the findings of Heavy Reading's fourth survey on the Future of Virtualization Indexes, based on data gathered in April 2017.
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
June 2017
TM Forum Live! is the key event in the OSS/BSS world's calendar. This report presents our views on eight hot topics -- transformation, DevOps, microservices, APIs, open source, automation and AI, service assurance, and vendor selection -- citing specific examples of cases discussed at the show and summarizing input from both telecom operators and their technology partners.
Denise Culver
May 2017
This report covers test and measurement (T&M) solutions for virtualized networks and how they are impacting customers across the market. It further examines what vendors are doing with the technology, as well as the trends and challenges they face, profiling 14 prominent providers of T&M solutions.
Craig Leddy
May 2017
The cable industry is embarking on its boldest effort yet to transform the access network into a smart network that supports higher speed, greater efficiency and more intelligent routing. The report analyzes 10 technologies that cable providers are adopting, as well as challenges the market should expect to face. Further, it profiles five MSOs and their upgrade plans in the near future.
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
This market tracker analyzes and forecasts the global market for metro optical networking products. This edition of the tracker updates all of our metro optical forecasts based on current market trends and 2016 actual data, and extends all of the forecasts out to 2021. The tracker also includes profiles of 11 leading vendors of optical networking equipment.
Simon Sherrington
This market tracker assesses the global market for cybersecurity solutions sold to communications service providers (CSPs), offering a five-year forecast of the market and analyzing 19 leading security solution vendors. Our forecast is based on a new, bottom-up market estimate, cross-checked against top-down estimates and informed by third-party surveys and analysis.
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
May 2017
This report examines the OSS and BSS market, including the product offerings of technology vendors that have grown to address the support system requirements of communications service providers (CSPs). The report explores who does what; how big the market is; how the revenue is divided among the key vendors; how the market fared in 2016, and the prognosis for 2017; how profit margins have evolved over 2015-2016; and how M&A activity has evolved over the last 12 years. The report also briefly profiles 19 leading vendors in this market.
Simon Sherrington
March 2017
This report reviews LTE-Advanced Pro technology development and deployment, highlighting the key networking features and showing how far vendors and operators have gotten in terms of developing, trialing and deploying the technologies. It also profiles leading mobile RAN system vendors, as well as a leading LTE-A Pro chipset vendor, showing how far they have come in terms of implementing, trialing and deploying Release 13 networking features.
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Get Ready for Direct Detect 100G for Metro DCI
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
7/20/2017 9:30:00 AM
Challenging the dominance of coherent detection, direct detection modulation has re-emerged as an economically viable option in metro data center interconnection (DCI).

The Emergence of Private LTE Networks
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
7/10/2017 4:26:00 PM
Designed-for-purpose, private LTE systems are emerging as the preferred wireless platform for enterprises with production-critical automation and mobility needs.


Challenges on the Road to C-RAN Adoption
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
7/10/2017 10:10:00 AM
The 'cloudification' phase ain't no walk in the park.

Automatic for the Operations People
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
7/3/2017 7:45:00 AM
Robotic process automation (RPA) combined with AI can significantly increase the scope for automation in telecom service operations.


Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading
6/23/2017 4:00:00 PM
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.

DT in Cybersecurity Good but Could Do Better
Patrick Donegan, Founder and Principal Analyst, HardenStance
6/22/2017 3:00:00 AM
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?

G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
Danny Dicks
6/20/2017 4:40:00 PM
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.

Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
Dan O'Shea, Analyst, Heavyreading.com
6/12/2017 8:15:00 AM
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.


Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading
6/9/2017 4:15:00 PM
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.


Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
Patrick Donegan, Founder and Principal Analyst, HardenStance
6/6/2017 7:40:00 AM
In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.


Dynamic Storage a Key Support for Cloud Networks
Sandra O'Boyle, Senior Analyst CEM & Customer Analytics, Heavy Reading
6/2/2017 8:00:00 AM
As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.

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