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40/100G Ethernet Service Update: Slow but Steady Progress
Vol. 14, No. 7, August 2014
This report reviews how carriers are addressing ultra-high-bandwidth (UHB) Ethernet services. It explores issues affecting 100GE and 40GE service adoption, and the relationship between the two bandwidth levels. Finally, the report includes status reports on how various carriers are deploying and selling services and forecasts the U.S. UHB services market.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
WebRTC: Get Ready for the Next Telecom Revolution
Vol. 14, No. 6, June 2014
This report views the developing WebRTC environment, focusing on the nascent standard's likely impact on telecom network operators. It overviews the types of applications that may develop using WebRTC technology, and also identifies and analyzes the primary threats and opportunities that WebRTC poses to telecom carriers. It also profiles 11 leading suppliers in the market.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IoT Platforms: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 14, No. 5, May 2014
This report examines the strengths and challenges for IoT enablement platform developers. It explains why IoT has captured more attention from network operators, frames the vendor opportunity in IoT enablement and looks at the companies pursing IoT. The report ranks and profiles 10 companies in the network operator IoT space.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
CDN Operators Get Set for Some Major Changes
Vol. 14, No. 4, May 2014
This report examines the CDN market in light of the major changes shaping it. It reviews the market's structure, including the role of carriers and MSOs, market shares of significant CDN providers, as well as current market trends and issues. Finally, the report profiles 13 market players with significant impact on this segment.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Virtual CPE: Virtually Ready to Cut Costs, Drive Revenue & Disenfranchise Vendors
Vol. 14, No. 3, April 2014
This report looks at the state of development of CPE virtualization, reviewing latest thinking about what can be virtualized, how CPE might evolve and who is making the early running. It also profiles nine leading vendors in the virtual CPE market.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Real-Time Self-Service: Telco Transition to Digital Services
Vol. 14, No. 2, February 2014
This report examines the ways telecom operators are learning from other sectors – specifically online retail – as they move to deliver improved consumer RTSS and self-care capabilities. It examines how operators might move toward a consistent, multichannel self-service vision, and profiles 14 leading vendors that offer solutions to deliver that vision.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The Future for Telecom Network Equipment Providers
Vol. 14, No. 1, February 2014
This report examines the driving forces behind the global market for telecom network equipment, analyzing them for their scale of impact and level of uncertainty. It builds three scenarios for the future of NEPs in the global market for telecom equipment. Finally, it summarizes the strategies of 12 leading NEPs.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
SDN & OpenFlow Testing: Who's Doing What
Vol. 13, No. 11, November 2013
This report examines the T&M market for SDN and OpenFlow. It examines the most lucrative verticals for SDN T&M, and discusses drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that may occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cloud Growth Boosts Demand for Dynamic Bandwidth
Vol. 13, No. 10, October 2013
This report examines dynamic bandwidth, comparing BOD and UBB, discussing the current trends and applications, and how the cloud is driving it. The report also provides "status reports" for 10 leading companies in the market.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Hype or Promise? UCaaS Still Has Questions to Address
Vol. 13, No. 9, October 2013
This report examines the UCaaS market, analyzing the most lucrative verticals for UCaaS and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of available solutions, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Copper for Superfast Residential Broadband
Vol. 13, No. 8, August 2013
This report examines the key enhancements to DSL copper access – focusing on bonding of copper pairs, vectoring, Phantom Mode and the emerging G.fast technology. It considers where, why and when each of these technologies might be deployed, and reviews the relevant portfolios of several leading access equipment and solution vendors.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Picking Winners From the NFV Revolution
Vol. 13, No. 7, August2013
This report assesses the "who, what, how and why" of network function virtualization. It profiles major network equipment providers and systems integrators that have positioned themselves in the NFV space. The report also profiles some of the ISVs and appliance vendors that have been fastest to market with NFV-based solutions.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Can SDN & NFV Make Networks Less Power-Hungry?
Vol. 13, No. 6, July 2013
This report examines the state of energy management in data centers and telecom networks and highlights some data center operators that serve as today's role models for efficiency. It presents visions for automating power consumption and the challenges to implementation. Finally, we look at innovation in software and hardware, emerging standards and potential vendor partnerships to help operators address the challenges.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
40/100G Ethernet Services Forecast: Demand Will Hinge on Lower Costs
Vol. 13, No. 5, July 2013
This report reviews how carriers are addressing the UHB Ethernet market. It explores key issues in the adoption of 100GE and 40GE services, including equipment and service cost ratios with well-established 10GE. It also includes brief discussions of the progress various carriers are making on these services, along with a market forecast of U.S.-based UHB Ethernet services.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Smart Cities: The Opportunity for Wireline Network Operators
Vol. 13, No. 4, June 2013
This report discusses what a smart city is, identifies exemplar developments, proposes a simple model of a smart city and shows how islands of smart technology and processes can be joined. It profiles eight technology vendors and three network operators taking different approaches to the opportunities presented by smart cities.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Managed M2M Platforms: Quick Fix vs. Long-Term Solution
Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2013
This report looks at the M2M platform providers that are developing (predominantly) managed propositions that support telecom operators to sell M2M services. It reviews their solutions, their progress to date and whether they are likely to be long-term partners for telecom operators. The report profiles 11 leading M2M platform vendors.
LENGTH: 28 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
An Industry Adapts to MPEG DASH
Vol. 13, No. 2, March 2013
This report examines the industry conditions that led to development of the MPEG DASH standard, the overall benefits it provides, the challenges it still faces to ubiquitous adoption and the future outlook for DASH from the perspective of the companies adopting it. Finally, this report profiles 10 leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Exchanges: A Market Concept Revisited
Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2013
This report examines Ethernet Exchanges (EEs), their emergence, potential and promise in the market. It also touches on EE business models, new use cases and emerging applications. Finally, the report profiles four leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Opportunity Knocks for M2M, Intelligent Buildings Providers
Vol. 12, No. 12, December 2012
This report examines the intelligent building and M2M markets, analyzing the most lucrative verticals for the markets, and discussing drivers and challenges in the industries. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available, examines the geographic landscape of the markets and details trends that will likely occur in the industries over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
OpenFlow Controllers: Implementing SDN in the Data Center
Vol. 12, No. 11, December 2012
This report examines the OpenFlow protocol, how it works, what's driving its adoption and where it's headed. It also compares controllers from five vendors, all of whom would like to see their technology become the preferred platform for developing SDN applications like the data center's first killer app: virtual networks.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
SDN Startups: 10 Companies That Matter
Vol. 12, No. 10, October 2012
This report briefly discusses the software-defined networking (SDN) market and offers an in-depth look at 10 startups that are emerging as potential game-changers in the SDN sector. The report profiles those companies, gauges their technology value and market prospects and assesses their potential to be acquired in the near future.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Managed Services for Telcos: Progress & Pain Points
Vol. 12, No. 9, September 2012
This report examines the market for managed network, IT and service operations. It also examines how the nature of managed services engagements and measures of success are changing in response to changing drivers. Finally, it profiles the key providers whose services encompass management of multi-vendor networks, IT infrastructures and applications.
LENGTH: 30 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Survey: Operators Like CE 2.0, but Won't Rush to Implementation
Vol. 12, No. 8, July 2012
This report provides the full results of Heavy Reading's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 awareness survey. Its questions focused on three key elements regarding CE 2.0: network operator familiarity and initial reaction to the concept; operators' projected plans to adopt it; and its expected impact on customer adoption of Carrier Ethernet services.
LENGTH: 9 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
FTTx Market Starts Lighting Up in India
Vol. 12, No. 7, July 2012
This report examines the state of the Indian optical fiber network, including the current technology trends, applications and opportunities. The scope of this report is limited to optical fiber deployed in FTTx configurations. The report profiles five leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cloud Adds a Silver Lining to Testing & Monitoring Solutions
Vol. 12, No. 6, June 2012
This report examines the cloud testing and monitoring market, analyzing its most lucrative verticals and discussing drivers and challenges in the industry. It includes a comparative analysis of available solutions, examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely develop over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Service Providers Use CEM for Competitive Advantage
Vol. 12, No. 5, May 2012
This report examines the CEM market, analyzing the verticals most likely to utilize CEM over the next two years, market drivers and industry challenges. It includes a comparative analysis of CEM solutions, examines the growth expectations of the market and explores trends that will occur over the next 18-24 months.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Carrier Cloud India: Opportunities & Challenges
Vol. 12, No. 4, April 2012
This report provides insight into the carrier cloud ecosystem, including current cloud service offerings and trends in the space. It covers the cloud infrastructure vendor view, including current and planned offerings and operator partnerships. It focuses on carrier cloud services to enterprises and not utilizing cloud infrastructure for captive usage.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Social Network Analytics: Strategies for Service Providers
Vol. 12, No. 3, March 2012
This report examines the social network analytics (SNA) market, discussing how it works and the offensive and defensive strategies it provides to service providers. Finally, the report profiles seven leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 11 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Service Activation Testing: The Y.1564 Factor
Vol. 12, No. 2, February 2012
This report examines Y.1564 test solutions and where they fit in the product portfolios of test and measurement vendors. It examines the benefits this capability brings to service providers in the Ethernet market, the near-term prospects for adoption and how it may evolve. The report also profiles nine leading vendors.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Microwave Backhaul Strategies in India
Vol. 12, No. 1, February 2012
This report provides an in-depth view of the microwave backhaul market in India, focusing on emerging areas such as E-band, femtocells and the transition to all-IP. The report also addresses effective management of the network without swapping existing infrastructure. Key vendor profiles and innovations in backhaul segment are also included.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Utilities Get Smart About Benefits of Telemetry, AMI
Vol. 11, No. 10, December 2011
This report examines how utilities are expected to incorporate telemetry and advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) over the next two years. It examines the benefits of these technologies and how different utilities will implement them, including their geographic implications. It also examines market drivers and includes a comparative analysis of solutions.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Service Providers Get the Message: Storage Matters Now
Vol. 11, No. 9, December 2011
This report examines how service providers should be addressing the messaging storage issue, as well as expected trends over the next 24 months. It includes a comparative analysis of solutions available and examines the trends that will likely occur over the next 18 months.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Interop Center Stage 2012: MEF Builds on ENNI With E-Access
Vol. 11, No. 8, December 2011
This report identifies and analyzes progress made toward developing a standardized approach to Carrier Ethernet interconnection, focusing on how the MEF supports Ethernet interconnect. The report assesses how the new E-Access standard will facilitate Carrier Ethernet service interconnection. It also updates on CEE services and evaluates the role that exchanges will have in Ethernet service interconnect.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
India Gears Up for an Optical Transport Network Boom
Vol. 11, No. 7, October 2011
This report examines efforts by Indian operators to deploy optical technologies in their telecom networks. It outlines the state of India's OTNs and identifies the key technology trends that are driving optical network investment. The report also identifies product developments geared specifically to the Indian market from three technology suppliers.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
DPI Appliance Vendors Face an Off-the-Shelf Challenge
Vol. 11, No. 6, October 2011
This report goes under the hood, examining the technologies that DPI component and building block vendors are providing that will underpin the next wave of DPI technology deployments. It reviews where their DPI is starting to be embedded, and what the implications are for the vendors of DPI solutions – including specialist vendors and the major NEPs.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Operators & Ethernet: Serious Business
Vol. 11, No. 5, July 2011
This report reviews how cable MSOs and subsidiaries are approaching the U.S. Ethernet services business. It profiles the seven leading U.S.-based cable MSOs in terms of how they address the Ethernet market, considering their service offerings, expansion plans, strategies, technology choices and suppliers, target markets and resulting customers and businesses.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Smart Grids Boost Broadband Power Line Communications
Vol. 11, No. 4, July 2011
This report examines the role of BPL communications in the context of the global development of utility smart grids and broadband Internet services. It reviews the way vendors incorporate BPL into their solutions and compares their approaches. Finally, it profiles nine leading vendors of PLC solutions for utility smart grids.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Connected TVs Will Help Drive Big Changes in Video Services
Vol. 11, No. 3, May 2011
This report examines the impact of connected TVs, mapping the factors affecting how connected TVs are likely to be used and their role in the sophisticated multi-room, multi-screen TV services of the future. The report profiles leading suppliers of end-to-end IPTV solutions and STBs, as well as connected TV manufacturers.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Residential CPE Vendors Gear Up for IPv6
Vol. 11, No. 2, March 2011
This report examines drivers of the change to IPv6, and how operators are looking for help from CPE suppliers. It reviews the options for managing the transition, including techniques to prolong IPv4's lifespan, tunneling IPv6 traffic through IPv4 networks and vice versa. It profiles eight leading vendors of IPv6-capable CPE.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Carrier Ethernet Exchanges: Who's Doing What
Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2011
This report profiles and analyzes five CEE services based on a wide range of criteria, including points of presence, customer lists, network size, key market differentiators, and technology partners. The report also looks at the impact that the MEF's E-NNI standard will have on carrier Ethernet service interconnection.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
A Security Hotspot: Growing Use of WiFi Underscores Network Weaknesses
Vol. 10, No. 12, December 2010
This report analyzes WiFi hotspot security challenges. It discusses current WiFi security threats and provides an analysis of solutions provided to combat those threats. The report also offers an industry analysis, including expected WiFi security threats. Finally, it surveys the seven leading WiFi security vendors.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Backhaul Testing: Confronting the Timing & Synchronization Challenge
Vol. 10, No. 11, December 2010
This report analyzes the test and measurement (T&M) challenges associated with Ethernet mobile backhaul. It identifies the factors that are intensifying interest in this approach, and lays out related issues that will affect rollout of this technology. The report also surveys the Ethernet backhaul-related products of six leading T&M vendors.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Smart Grids: Assessing the Telecom Supplier Opportunity
Vol. 10, No. 10, December 2010
This report examines the smart grid technology market, including a comparative analysis of solutions, market opportunities, and industry challenges. It also profiles and analyzes 8 leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Telco Data Center Opex Rx: Energy Management Software
Vol. 10, No. 9, November 2010
This report looks closely at the need for energy monitoring tools and evaluates different hardware and software approaches to energy management, including the strategies of leading ICT players. The report profiles and analyzes six key startups that now offer energy management software products, and compares and contrasts their offerings.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Subscriber Data Management: We're Just Getting Started
Vol. 10, No. 8, November 2010
This report examines subscriber data management (SDM), considering its benefits, how it fits with other network systems, and drivers for deployment. The report considers key vendors of SDM solutions for service providers, and shows how their products and market positioning vary. Finally, it profiles 13 leading companies in the market.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Don't Get Googled: Lessons From Telco Market Disrupters
Vol. 10, No. 7, September 2010
This report defines the components of value of a telecom network operator; shows how the activities of telecom market disrupters impact these components; assesses disrupter's strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures; and suggests what they might do next. It profiles the relevant activities of 11 of the most significant disrupters.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cloud Services Fly Into Some Security Turbulence
Vol. 10, No. 6, July 2010
This report examines the approaches cloud computing providers take when engaging their customers on security issues, outlining the categories into which various services and their providers fall. The report lists key security issues and explains effective ways of managing them. Finally, it surveys the security approaches of 11 leading providers.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IPTV Scaling Presents a Multidimensional Challenge
Vol. 10, No. 5, July 2010
This report examines how IPTV systems are changing and how these systems deal with increasing reach and numbers of subscribers. It assesses how systems are evolving to deliver to multiple devices, and how IPTV platforms are supporting the development of innovative applications. The report profiles 11 leading IPTV system vendors.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Making HD Voice Happen: Choosing Codecs, Connecting Islands
Vol. 10, No. 4, May 2010
This report evaluates the potential for HD voice services growth and the role various codecs will play in that growth. It identifies the best-positioned service providers, analyzes what affects their decisions, and outlines the functions, uses, and differentiating factors of codecs. Finally, the report profiles 14 leading HD voice vendors.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Vendors Bet a Packet on Optical
Vol. 10, No. 3, April 2010
This report explores reasons why operators might want to deploy packet optical technologies within their networks. It reviews the various solutions available, compares the positioning of the vendors selling into this market, and draws conclusions about the prospects for packet optical networking. Finally, it profiles 16 leading vendors in the market.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Optical Transport: 40G/100G Interest Shifts Into Overdrive
Vol. 10, No. 2, March 2010
This report focuses on 40G and 100G systems, examining the demand for high-speed transport and the technologies to provide compatibility with installed fiber infrastructure in the network. It profiles 14 leading vendors of 40G and 100G optical transport systems, comparing their approaches from both technical and market-focus perspectives.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Video Services: Price Remains the Consumer Hot Button
Vol. 10, No. 1, February 2010
This report examines pay TV services and market drivers. It identifies potential pay TV customers by discussing what subscribers want and how cost influences their buying decisions. Finally, it addresses how over-the-top content affects the market, including customer attitudes and how this situation will play out in the future.
LENGTH: 11 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cable Operators & Ethernet: Serious Business
Vol. 9, No. 12, January 2010
This report examines how cable companies approach the Ethernet services business, comparing their go-to-market and technology strategies. It profiles eight cable companies and/or their data subsidiaries and how they address the market, particularly their service offerings, expansion plans, strategies, technology suppliers and choices, target markets, and resulting customers and businesses.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cloud Computing & Telco Data Centers: Coping With XaaS
Vol. 9, No. 11, December 2009
This report examines leading data infrastructure vendors' ability to support cloud computing initiatives. It maps the range of end-user services that cloud computing models can support and highlights from where demand for those services is coming. The report also profiles the five leading data center infrastructure vendors.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
SIP Trunking: Market Strategies & Competitive Analysis
Vol. 9, No. 10, November 2009
This report examines the SIP trunking market, exploring the benefits and challenges of SIP trunking and providing a comparative analysis of solutions. The report also provides a competitive analysis of nine top vendors in the industry and examines the leading vendors' market strategies, including targeted verticals and market drivers.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Shrinking Margins Bring Big Changes to the CDN Market
Vol. 9, No. 9, September 2009
This report examines how the entry of telcos into the retail CDN space has affected the market. It addresses how CDNs are changing their infrastructure and business models, struggling to differentiate their offers, and attempting to capture more customer value. Finally, it profiles 11 leading players in the CDN market.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Telecom Managed Services: The Rise of the Hollow Operator
Vol. 9, No. 8, August 2009
This report analyzes the telecom managed services sector. It maps the functions that network operators are turning over to third parties and analyzes the range of companies offering telecom managed services to telecom network operators. It investigates future prospects for the market, and profiles 18 leading telecom managed services providers.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Home Gateways: Door Opens for SPs to Realize Value-Adds
Vol. 9, No. 7, August 2009
This report provides an in-depth look at the home gateway market and a comparative analysis of solutions, including: setup, installation, and GUI; security; and support/upgrade. It also examines market drivers, challenges, and future trends to expect. The report also provides a competitive analysis of nine leading vendors of home gateways.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Can VDSL2 Turn Copper Into Stimulus Package Gold?
Vol. 9, No. 6, July 2009
This report examines the VDSL2 market, including the most significant factors telcos must consider when choosing to deploy VDSL2 and whether the fiscal and broadband stimulus measures will make a difference in the market. The report also profiles 15 major vendors of VDSL2 equipment, comparing their portfolios and competitive positioning.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IPTV & Digital Video QoE: Test & Measurement Update
Vol. 9, No. 5, May 2009
This report looks at the technical challenges in measuring a user's digital video QoE, comparing alternative technologies and summarizing standardization work. It identifies and compares the differences between vendors, including those with T&M, service assurance, TV, and telecom heritages, and profiles 17 leading players in this fragmented and complex market.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The Netbook Effect: Remaking Broadband Price Structures
Vol. 9, No. 4, May 2009
This report identifies key issues that will affect the market for laptops and netbooks with embedded cellular modems through 2010, analyzing barriers to and drivers for adoption. The report also examines the competitive environment, including pricing pressure on modem vendors and how embedded PCs will affect the wired broadband market.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
After the Freeze: A Five-Year Telecom Capex Forecast
Vol. 9, No. 3, March 2009
This report examines the impact of the economic downturn on telecom investment around the world, offering forecasts for global capex between 2008 and 2013. It investigates the likely trends in different geographical regions and identifies national and technological markets that are likely to see growth in 2009 and beyond.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Cloud Computing: The Fog Begins to Lift
Vol. 9, No. 2, February 2009
This report explores and analyzes the cloud computing sector, reviewing the needs of various types of user of cloud computing services and highlighting the drivers for and barriers to the adoption of such services. The report also profiles and analyzes 15 leading providers of cloud-enabling technologies and services.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Over Copper: A Growing but Uncertain Market
Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2009
This report explores the evolution of the EoC market. It examines how EoC technology is evolving, and how vendors are stepping up to the challenge of delivering Ethernet services. The report also profiles 18 leading vendors and their products in the EoC market, comparing their varying technologies, platforms, and approaches.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Deep Packet Inspection: 2009 Market Forecast
Vol. 8, No. 11, December 2008
This report examines the evolution of DPI products and the market positioning of leading vendors. It reviews services and applications enabled by DPI, and provides forecasts for the value of the market. It also explores the emerging relationship between DPI and deep packet capture, and profiles 22 leading vendors.
LENGTH: 34 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
GPON: Still Waiting for Lift-Off
Vol. 8, No. 10, November 2008
This report analyzes the GPON equipment sector, including a revised five-year global market forecast based on current worldwide economic conditions, and provides an overview of recent developments in the GPON market, indicating likely major areas of opportunity. The report profiles and analyzes the GPON portfolios of 15 leading vendors.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Bandwidth Bottleneck: Service Providers Tackle IP Throttling
Vol. 8, No. 9, October 2008
This report examines applications in the bandwidth management market, including technology differences and marketing strategies. It also explores the future of bandwidth management, including challenges the market faces, vendor partnerships and acquisitions, and vendors' future investment strategies. Additionally, the report provides a comparative analysis of ten leading bandwidth management vendors.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Telepresence: A Market Opportunity Reality Check
Vol. 8, No. 8, September 2008
This report examines applications in the telepresence market, along with partnerships, acquisitions, and future investment strategies that vendors are considering in this market. Additionally, this report provides a comparative analysis of 11 of the top vendors in the telepresence industry.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Revenue Assurance: IT Giants Reshape the Market
Vol. 8, No. 7, September 2008
This report examines key changes in the revenue assurance (RA) market, focusing on the impact that major IT-centric vendors are having on the sector. The report analyzes RA products and services from 15 leading suppliers.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Silicon Photonics: A Market Takes Shape
Vol. 8, No. 6, August 2008
This report analyzes the prospects of the silicon photonics market, examining the early products brought to market and considering where the technology might go. It also provides a comparative analysis of 12 companies and their silicon photonics product status and target markets.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Managed IP VPN Services: SMB Market Opportunities
Vol. 8, No. 5, July 2008
This report analyzes market opportunities for U.S. network operators selling IP VPN managed services to SMBs and the specific issues managed services providers must address to build an SMB customer base. The report also profiles 10 emerging IP VPN managed services providers that specifically target the SMB sector.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
HD Internet Video: CDNs & P2P Players Square Off
Vol. 8, No. 4, June 2008
This report examines the challenges facing content owners and CDN and P2P providers in delivering HD video and TV content to consumers cost-effectively, while preserving video quality. It compares the technologies being deployed and evaluates the impact of the move toward Internet video delivery on IPTV vendors and ISPs.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IP Test & Measurement: Positive Prospects for Growth
Vol. 8, No. 3, April 2008
This report examines the IP test and measurement market, providing an in-depth assessment of how the market is evolving and the primary challenges it faces. The report includes detailed analysis of the products from 19 leading vendors and evaluates their financial growth strategies for the next 12 to 18 months.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Control Planes: Key to Winning the Carrier Ethernet Metro War
Vol. 8, No. 2, March 2008
This report compares the principal carrier Ethernet transport alternatives and explores the role of the control plane in carrier Ethernet infrastructure, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of multiple competing control-plane strategies. It also profiles three leading control-plane vendors and evaluates the positioning of 16 router and switch vendors.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Next-Gen IPTV Set-Tops: Market Forecast & Analysis
Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2008
This report examines the IPTV set-top-box market in two key regions: North America and Europe. It reviews the state of the art and features Light Reading's first-ever market forecasts for the IPTV STB sector. The report also profiles and compares leading set-top vendors in North America and Europe.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IP Service Assurance: Proof Positive for Telco Services
Vol. 7, No. 11, December 2007
This report provides an in-depth examination of why the IP service assurance market is gaining strength and how IP service assurance programs should be developed. It assesses market drivers and also provides a comparative analysis of some of the top companies in the IP service assurance industry.
LENGTH: 11 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Deep Packet Inspection: Vendors Tap Into New Markets
Vol. 7, No. 10, November 2007
This report analyzes key trends in DPI technology developments and deployments, and reviews the drivers for this market. The report identifies key suppliers of DPI technology and investigates how their solutions vary. It also updates our forecasts for the DPI market – including, for the first time, expenditure by mobile operators.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
MPLS vs. PBT: The Empire Strikes Back
Vol. 7, No. 9, September 2007
This report explores leading equipment vendors' arguments for and against the use of MPLS, evaluating their views on how close to the access network MPLS should be deployed and providing a comparative review of four basic transport network approaches: MPLS at Layer 2, MPLS at Layer 3, PBB-TE, and T-MPLS.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
VDSL2 Deployments: Where the IPTV Action Is
Vol. 7, No. 8, August 2007
This report examines the VDSL2 market, analyzes expected market drivers, identifies the most likely scenarios for geographic expansion, and evaluates how VDSL2 stacks up against competing technologies. It also examines factors that must still be addressed by vendors and provides a comparative analysis of top companies in the VDSL2 arena.
LENGTH: 11 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet Over Copper: A Golden Opportunity
Vol. 7, No. 7, July 2007
This report analyzes the state of the Ethernet-over-copper sector, comparing and evaluating the different technology strategies underlying Ethernet-over-copper solutions and predicting which are likely to emerge as the leaders. The report also profiles 15 leading equipment manufacturers and provides a competitive analysis of their Ethernet-over-copper products and strategies.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Identity Management: Telcos vs. Web 2.0 Titans
Vol. 7, No. 6, June 2007
This report explains how identity management and federation have evolved during the past several years and describes the concept of an identity provider. It discusses the business case for deploying IdM technology. Finally, it profiles 11 vendors hoping to sell IdM solutions, including federation software, to network operators.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
GPON Market Forecast: The Horizon Beyond Verizon
Vol. 7, No. 5, May 2007
This report explores and analyzes the emerging GPON sector, including a five-year global market forecast for GPON equipment. It provides an overview of the PON taxonomy and includes a competitive analysis of GPON initiatives from 12 different suppliers. Individual vendors are profiled and their GPON products and strategies evaluated.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
China's Telecom Market: Winning the Game of Duopoly
Vol. 7, No. 4, April 2007
This report evaluates the competitive positioning of China's "Big Four" telecom operators: China Mobile, China Telecom, China Netcom, and China Unicom. It examines the current imbalance in the Chinese telecom market and analyzes the scenarios that may unfold as restructuring plans are put into effect by China's national government.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
DSL Video Bandwidth Crunch: MPEG-4 AVC, IPTV, & HDTV
Vol. 7, No. 3, March 2007
This report examines the role of video compression technology – particularly the MPEG-4 AVC standard – in delivering high-quality video in an IPTV network. It examines the tools this standard offers technology vendors and assesses its role in enabling DSL providers to compete with cable and satellite operators in the video market.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Managed Security Services: The SMB Boom
Vol. 7, No. 2, February 2007
This report examines MSSP strategies for selling to SMB customers. It examines the security threats and regulatory issues that SMBs face and looks at how the MSSP landscape has changed due to recent mergers and acquisitions. The report also includes profiles of 12 leading MSSPs, comparing their service offerings.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
PBT & the Future of Carrier Ethernet Services
Vol. 7, No. 1, January 2007
Provider backbone transport (PBT) is testing established thinking about delivering point-to-point services within the metro network. This report reviews what PBT is, where it came from, and what it has the potential to become. It considers competing PBT solutions and profiles ten major Ethernet vendors, focusing on their PBT positioning.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Huawei & ZTE: Global Market Challenges
Vol. 6, No. 10, December 2006
This report analyzes the competitive positioning of China's two leading telecom equipment manufacturers: Huawei and ZTE. It examines the economic factors affecting their expansion into international markets and evaluates how that expansion affects profitability. Finally, the report explores how changes in China's economic policy will affect the companies' business models.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IPTV Middleware Market Dynamics
Vol. 6, No. 9, November 2006
This report explains what IPTV middleware is and how it works. It analyzes the leading IPTV middleware suppliers, and examines IPTV middleware newcomers that are emerging to challenge incumbents for market share. Finally, it considers the future of middleware and examines how vendors are moving toward a more open architecture.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $1250 SEE DETAILS
IPTV & Content Delivery Networks: Who’s Doing What
Vol. 6, No. 8, October 2006
This report evaluates the IPTV content delivery infrastructure market – focusing on the systems and equipment that run on top of the telecom network, rather than the network itself. It identifies the 21 technology suppliers that are capturing initial contracts for IPTV content delivery and analyzes their market positioning in depth.
LENGTH: 31 PAGES    PRICE: $1250 SEE DETAILS
Deep Packet Inspection: Taming the P2P Traffic Beast
Vol. 6, No. 7, August 2006
The report provides an overview of P2P’s effect on data networks and details how DPI can be deployed to minimize those effects. It presents the market positioning of DPI vendors, a comparison of product features, and also projects market size for the DPI sector through 2010.
LENGTH: 28 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The SIP Market: Trends, Opportunities, & Threats
Vol. 6, No. 6, July 2006
This report analyzes the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) market, reviews what SIP is and how it works, and looks at drivers for adoption and obstacles that could hinder market growth. It identifies SIP technology leaders, reviews services being introduced, and details learning points for companies entering the SIP market.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
The End of Net Neutrality: An Economic Analysis
Vol. 6, No. 5, May 2006
This report evaluates the potential impact of abandoning network-neutrality policies. It analyzes how operators might charge for preferential content delivery and how much revenue they might generate; considers reactions by competitors, content providers, and access customers; and draws conclusions about the commercial appeal of such a strategy.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IP Network Line Cards: Next-Gen Challenges
Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2006
This report analyzes the relationship between network requirements and IP network line card design. It examines the market forces changing network card design, including implications for system, subsystem, and card-level semiconductor vendors. It also analyzes what is occurring to network cards in the access and aggregation and metro edge/core network segments.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IPTV Test and Measurement: Who’s Doing What
Vol. 6, No. 3, March 2006
As telecom operators add video services to existing voice and data offerings, they face new challenges for ensuring quality of service and quality of experience. This report examines 18 key vendors of test and measurement solutions for IPTV operators that include pre-deployment lab test, post-deployment diagnostics, 24/7 monitoring, and umbrella monitoring systems.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IMS: What Carriers Really Think
Vol. 6, No. 2, February 2006
To learn more about service provider attitudes toward IMS and gauge when (or if) the IMS spending spree will begin, we conducted a worldwide survey of network operators, drawing responses from more than 90 professional at more than 60 different network operators. This report presents and analyzes the results.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Online Gaming: Invasion of the MMORPGs
Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2006
Online gaming has undergone tremendous growth over the last few years – especially the crucial and very profitable "massively multiplayer online role-playing game," or MMORPG. This report provides an overview of the online gaming market, including analysis of the opportunities and challenges it presents for telecom service providers.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
2006 Muni Broadband Outlook
Vol. 5, No. 12, December 2005
This report delivers a timely assessment of 22 key U.S. markets in various stages of municipal broadband network deployment, focusing on broadband wireless access. It includes up-to-the-minute information on technology choices, business models, and timetables, as well as the latest RFP data and contact information for key officials, where available.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
IPTV: Where the Money Is
Vol. 5, No. 11, November 2005
Now bursting into the mainstream, IPTV looks set to grow impressively over the next five years. This report examines the implications across the spectrum of industry players: the media companies providing the content; the telecom operators providing the service; and the vendors providing the "plumbing." Who stands to win big?
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
VOIP Testing: A Competitive Market Emerges
Vol. 5, No. 10, October 2005
This report delivers an in-depth analysis of the VOIP testing sector, focusing on the specialist companies now looking to redefine the market. It includes a taxonomy of VOIP test and monitoring products and categorizes offerings from 22 different vendors, ranging from the biggest industry players to startup VOIP test specialists.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Ethernet in the First Mile: Who's Doing What
Vol. 5, No. 9, September 2005
This report provides an overview of Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) and similar technologies. It provides a taxonomy of the EFM space, cataloguing the players and examining their tactics, before taking a wider view to consider the general state of this market and its development potential for the future.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Europe’s Incumbent Vendors: A Global Competitive Analysis
Vol. 5, No. 8, August 2005
Europe’s Big Five equipment vendors (Alcatel, Ericsson, Marconi, Nokia, and Siemens) continue to grapple with the transformation of their once-insulated home markets, even as they execute strategic forays into other markets around the world. This report examines the comparative strengths and weakness of these suppliers across the entire telecom equipment spectrum.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
VOIP Gateways: Surviving the Softswitch Revolution
Vol. 5, No. 7, July 2005
A distributed model is emerging in today's voice networks, in which functions once owned by monolithic "softswitches" are spread across several different units: VOIP gateways, media servers, SBCs, and application servers. This report focuses on gateways – devices long ago written off as remnants of VOIP's dark ages, but now experiencing a resurgence.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Special Report: Telecom's Technology Hot Spots
Vol. 5, No. 6, June 2005
In this all-new report, Heavy Reading analysts pinpoint the companies expected to assume leading roles in the critical telecom sectors that will attract spending from network operators and their suppliers in the coming months, including: carrier-class Ethernet; IPTV and next-gen video; IMS and fixed-mobile convergence; and multiservice edge technologies.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
China’s Big Three Vendors Take On the World
Vol. 5, No. 5, May 2005
China's top telecom equipment vendors – Huawei, UTStarcom, and ZTE – are now making aggressive moves into the international marketplace, posing a potentially huge challenge to incumbents. This report examines these vendors' product positioning, internationalization strategies, and financial performance, and evaluates the threat they pose to Western incumbents.
LENGTH: 36 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Service Delivery Platforms: The Next Grand Design?
Vol. 5, No. 4, April 2005
This report defines SDPs and examines how they work, including a discussion of the critical elements that make up its architectural framework. It then identifies and analyzes the key goals of SDP and the challenges that vendors, operators, and standards groups face in achieving these goals.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Micro MSPPs: Carrier Deployment Plans
Vol. 5, No. 3, March 2005
More than two dozen vendors have rolled out micro MSPPs as a low-cost option for extending services to more customers. This report examines carrier plans to use micro MSPPs, including results from an exclusive online survey covering carrier and vendor expectations for this burgeoning product sector.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Residential VOIP Services Explosion
Vol. 5, No. 2, February 2005
VOIP residential services are poised to take off, with a wide array of service providers looking to enter this market. This has wide implications for service providers, consumers, and VOIP equipment vendors, all of which are examined in this new report.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
AdvancedTCA: Tomorrow’s Telecom Hardware
Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2005
Major telecom equipment suppliers are adopting the Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture as their next-generation hardware platform, but the decision is as much economic as it is technical. This report analyzes key vendors involved in the ATCA systems market.
LENGTH: 26 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
2005 U.S. Wireline Capex Preview
Vol. 4, No. 12, December 2004
This report assesses the prospects for capex growth among wireline network operators, focusing on the RBOCs and the top three long-distance carriers. It also analyzes recent carrier-issued RFPs to shed light on which telecom sectors are likely to get the biggest slices of the capex pie next year – and which vendors are in the best position to win those contracts.
LENGTH: 11 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
FTTP Success: It's the Video
Vol. 4, No. 11, November 2004
With competitive pressures mounting to deliver video to complete the service triple play, 2005 is shaping up to be a watershed year that could set the course for carrier FTTP expansion plans for years to come. This report sorts out the prospects for deployments and services, with special emphasis on the video services sector.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
M&A: Consolidation Craze
Vol. 4, No. 10, October 2004
Innovative, focused startups are batting incumbent equipment vendors out of the park on next-gen product development and performance. This report pegs potential acquisition targets and valuations in the upcoming cycle of telecom equipment consolidation.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Next-Gen DSL Deluge
Vol. 4, No. 9, September 2004
A wave of higher-speed DSL technologies is about to sweep through the telecom market – providing bigger bandwidth for a wide range of applications.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Telecom Opportunities in the Elite EU8
Vol. 4, No. 8, August 2004
The newly minted Elite EU8 – the eight Eastern European countries recently admitted to the EU – have high prospects for telecom growth, as they move to upgrade their infrastructure to catch up with their Western counterparts.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Next-Gen Sonet/SDH Chip Survey
Vol. 4, No. 7, July 2004
Multiservice edge equipment based on next-gen Sonet/SDH silicon radically improves carriers’ ability to offer packet services over legacy infrastructure. This survey compares 31 products, from the ten leading chip vendors in the market, against 17 individual criteria.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
Managed Security Services: The Safe Bet
Vol. 4, No. 6, June 2004
Managed security services are the hottest ticket to high-margin, recurring profit for telecom providers. In this report we examine the security services offered by ten major service providers and analyze the vendors best positioned to meet their requirements.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $900 SEE DETAILS
VOIP: The Enterprise Options
Vol. 4, No. 5, May 2004
Increased IP PBX sales in 2003 gave enterprise VOIP its greatest validation to date, but what enterprise activity do we expect in the years to come? In this report we explore large business attitudes about VOIP and identify the products and services shaped to fit different concerns. Findings show that despite an increased number of services available and potential total cost of ownership savings, large corporations will take an incremental approach to converged services.
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Passive Optical Networks: 21st Century Access?
Vol. 4, No. 4, April 2004
In 2003, the RBOCs put passive optical networking (PON) on the map, but released scant details about their plans. In this report, we assess RBOC activity so far and look beyond the headlines at the companies deploying fiber to the premises (FTTP) and PON. We explore the key return on investment (ROI) and standardization concerns and discuss the decision-making process that goes into choosing a PON. The report finds that although the short-term market for PON is limited, its long-term prospects are bright.
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Telecom Recovery Leaders and Laggards
Vol. 4, No. 3, March 2004
With all the talk of a telecom recovery, are you wondering which vendors will be the quickest out of the blocks? Our latest report will put you out of your misery, as we assess which vendors have the right blend of product performance, market traction, and financial stability to ride any upturn in the market. But the future can't be bright for everyone: We also earmark those blighted by poor management, product inertia, and financial underperformance.
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Session Controllers Report
Vol. 4, No. 2, February 2004
With VOIP services poised for takeoff, a new class of equipment has emerged to facilitate the transmission of high-quality packet-based voice across multiple networks: the session controller. Handing off traffic at the junction between IP networks, these devices ensure call quality and enable traffic to bypass the NATs and firewalls that form roadblocks at the network edge. This report examines the major players in this sector, comparing their products, strategies, and probability of long-term success.
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Fed Watch: 2004 Regulatory Outlook
Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2004
The regulation of telecom services affects everyone - from investors and equipment suppliers to service providers, end users, and state legislators. This report examines the U.S. regulatory landscape in 2004 and anticipates the outcome of crucial decisions on Internet telephony/VOIP, the Triennial Review Order, wireless, universal service, and more. It presents a detailed analysis of all five FCC commissioners' positions on these key issues, based on interviews with each commissioner or members of their senior staff.
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Capital Spending Outlook
Vol. 3, No. 12, December 2003
Wondering who's got the cash? We've got something that may help: details about the spending plans of the six largest service providers in North America. This report "follows the money" to the top of the food chain, presenting a detailed picture of how much money is being spent in 2003, how much will likely be spent in 2004, and what technology that cash will likely be spent on.
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FTTP Reality Check
Vol. 3, No. 11, November 2003
The fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) market is in the very early stages of a long-term growth curve that's likely to start slowly and build over many years. The report takes a detailed look at the technology, finances, and architectures of major FTTP initiatives – cutting through the hype to tell you what's real and what's just noise in this important emerging market.
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International IP VPNs: Goodbye Hype, Hello Reality
Vol. 1, No. 4, November 2003
The tide is turning in the global telecom services market, washing up a flood of orders for IP virtual private networks. Why this wave of support for IP VPNs? And which service providers stand to gain from this sea change? This report answers those questions through profiles of the nine leading players in this market – identifying the carriers with the network, expertise, and stability to cash in on this developing opportunity.
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Inventory Systems: Hidden Assets
Vol. 1, No. 3, October 2003
Resource management systems, otherwise known as inventory OSSs, have become burgeoning sector of the telecom software industry, ever since it became apparent that they could actually save operators money – everyone's top priority these days. This report looks at the software vendors at the heart of the resource management sector, identifies the market leaders, finds out from carriers why these systems are now "vital" to their strategies, and identifies eight key reasons why operators are investing in state-of-the-art inventory systems.
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Bandwidth Price Revolution
Vol. 3, No. 10, October 2003
Big backbone builds during the boom have left us with a glut of capacity here in the bust. The resultant supply-and-demand imbalance sent prices plummeting, and carriers consequently plummeted into bankruptcy. But don't despair! As the industry restructures, the easy availability of cheap bandwidth is setting the stage for a leap forward in applications and services designed to exploit these big, empty pipes. How will this shape the market of the future? There's only one way to find out...
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The SIP Revolution: Winners and Losers
Vol. 1, No. 2, September 2003
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is shaking up the telecom world: By enabling users to set up personal communications (including voice calls) across data network connections - circumventing traditional telephony systems - it's got telcos scratching their heads over how to tap the potential for new services and ensure their own survival. This report lays out the implications of this disruptive new technology, identifies the barriers to its uptake, and assesses the companies already involved in early-stage SIP services.
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DSLAM Dynamics
Vol. 3, No. 9, September 2003
Think DSL is old news? Think again. The threat from cable and satellite providers is growing, but traditional carriers can still win if they're first to the Holy Grail: the "triple-play" combination of voice, digital video, and Internet access. And in this battle for broadband supremacy, the DSLAM is the single most crucial piece of gear that carriers can deploy. So, who's the boss in this red-hot segment of the DSL equipment market? Read the report to find out.
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Billing's Big Guns
Vol. 1, No. 1, August 2003
Billing is the single most valuable telecom software market, but competition is intense, and consolidation is inevitable. How do buyers know which companies will thrive, which will merely survive, and which will take a dive? Boardwatch Insider's debut report checks the financial health of the biggest billing vendors and examines the market's trends and opportunities. There's money to be made out there, but only if you've got the right information.
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Startup Shakeout
Vol. 3, No. 8, August 2003
The telecom equipment startup market has endured a brutal couple of years, but now it seems the correction is largely over and the market is ready to improve. This report reviews recent M&A activity, identifies which technologies still hold promise for VC investment, and predicts what shape the future market is likely to take. If you're looking for tips on when the money will start flowing again, look no further.
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Network Processor Revolution
Vol. 3, No. 7, July 2003
The network processing unit (NPU) market came through a stormy year with plenty of design activity but limited revenue. Still, many chipmakers are looking at the market as a good one for these lean times. Is this the next big communications chip play? This report presents an overview of the NPU market, including profiles of the leading companies, application and implementation issues, and a comprehensive review of the leading chipsets.
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OSS Opportunity: Telecom's Promise of Software Simplicity
Vol. 3, No. 6, June 2003
Okay, "Operations Support Systems" (OSS) doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. But despite its complicated moniker, the sector is burgeoning on the promise of simplifying the network operations of bloated telecom companies. This report explains how this stuff works, then provides financial analysis of the major public and private players who stand to benefit from telcos' desperation to save costs by fixing their tangled physical networks.
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B-RAS Bonanza
Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2003
The broadband explosion creates an opportunity for carriers to rake in profits from new, advanced services, but first they must figure out how to integrate broadband into their existing networks efficiently. Fortunately, the Broadband Remote Access Server (B-RAS) can help them do just that. This report identifies several different flavors of B-RAS, pinpoints the issues carriers need to consider when selecting a product, and quantitatively ranks the leading offerings.
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Rural Telecom Stability
Vol. 3, No. 4, April 2003
"Rural Telecom Stability" takes a look at the rural local exchange carrier market and considers why it seems more stable than the rest of the telecom industry.
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VPLS Variations
Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2003
"VPLS Variations," takes a look at emerging VPLS technology and how it could jumpstart growth in private data services.
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Fed Watch - U.S. Regulatory Outlook
Vol. 3, No. 2, February 2003
"Fed Watch: U.S Regulatory Outlook," analyzes what moves the federal government is likely to take in 2003, and how it will effect the telecom industry.
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2003 Outlook: The Experts Speak
Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2003
"2003 Outlook: The Experts Speak" discusses the future of the communications industry with five leading telecom gurus.
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Deconstructing VOIP
Vol. 2, No. 12, December 2002
"Deconstructing VOIP" analyzes the applications and economic drivers that will push enterprises and carriers to adopt voice over IP (VOIP) technology.
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Capital Spending Update
Vol. 2, No. 11, November 2002
Capital spending plunged more than 40% in 2002. What's up for 2003? This report, "Capital Spending Update" analyzes long-term trends in capital spending by the leading telecom carriers and goes beyond the numbers to tell you what's next.
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3G Firewalls: Is Bigger Better?
Vol. 2, No. 10, October 2002
Given the general economic malaise and slowdown in demand for higher bandwidth Internet services, are souped-up firewalls really necessary? This report, "3G Firewalls - Is Bigger Better?" looks at new high-speed firewall architectures and their likely adoption path.
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Top Recovery Candidates
Vol. 2, No. 9, September 2002
Who is best positioned to achieve market gains when the telecommunications market recovers? This report grafts financial analysis with qualitative review to name the companies most likely to survive – and eventually prosper – when the downturn finally ends.
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Comm Chips Reboot
Vol. 2, No. 8, August 2002
As the communications chip market recovers from the greatest inventory correction in history, this report outlines the latest technology trends in the market and tells you which companies are best positioned to be the next leaders.
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Retro Chic - Multiservice Switches
Vol. 2, No. 7, July 2002
What's the future of switching? Right now, it's firmly in the past. This report examines the trends in multiservice switching market, where providing scaleable architectures that handle a number of legacy services has become priority number one.
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Components Crunch Time
Vol. 2, No. 6, June 2002
Where is the recovery in the optical components market? This report updates the progress in fixing the industry's structural problems, and outlines some likely merger scenarios.
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The Core IP Report
Vol. 2, No. 5, May 2002
What's inside the controversial core? This report examines bandwidth economics and technological developments in next-generation IP routing.
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Broadband Access: Last Mile, Last Chance?
Vol. 2, No. 4, April 2002
This report examines the financial health and technology trends in the broadband access market.
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Carrier Crisis Report
Vol. 2, No. 3, March 2002
This report examines the financial health of 11 leading telecom service providers.
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Cable Broadband: The Sleeping Giant?
Vol. 2, No. 2, February 2002
This report examines the technology and financial positioning of the leading multiple systems operators (MSOs).
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The Big Shots: Are They Ready?
Vol. 2, No. 1, January 2002
This report presents a thorough competitive analysis of the networking equipment giants and identifies hot growth areas for the future.
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Switch Hitting- OOO vs. OEO
Vol. 1, No. 7, December 2001
This report examines technology and financial performance of the leading switching players.
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Carrier Capital Spending - Past, Present, and Future
Vol. 1, No. 6, November 2001
This report examines patterns of capital spending by 11 major telecommunications carriers.
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Communications Chip Chaos
Vol. 1, No. 5, October 2001
This report closely examines the troubled high-speed communications market.
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Optical Ethernet: The Shock of the New
Vol. 1, No. 4, September 2001
This report examines the convergence of Ethernet and optical transport technology in metropolitan networks.
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Component Conundrum
Vol. 1, No. 3, August 2001
This report examines technology trends in the optical components industry and ranks 10 of the most prominent public companies.
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Valuation Deflation
Vol. 1, No. 2, July 2001
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The New Carrier Landscape
Vol. 1, No. 1, June 2001
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