Heavy Reading

Recent Reports

Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Increasingly Rely Upon Automation in IoT Networks
September 2018
Automation is slowly but surely becoming a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) network architecture, according to the latest survey results from the Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This TLC group was asked nine questions about the impact of IoT on network architecture. The results clearly indicate that CSPs increasingly are turning to automation as they build IoT networks, and they continue to focus on security as a primary area of concern in those networks.
LENGTH: 12 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
AI in Telecom Operations: Opportunities & Obstacles
September 2018
As the complexity of communications networks grows, CSPs are realizing that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) will be key to automating their operations and enhancing the customer experience. This report provides an overview of AI/ML, outlines the key telecom use cases and discusses the challenges of applying AI/ML to the networking domain. The report also provides real-world examples from 10 CSPs using AI/ML, summarizes key AI-focused initiatives, and profiles 16 vendors with AI-based offerings focused on the telecom industry.
LENGTH: 48 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Multicore Processor & Switch Survey 2018
September 2018
This report analyzes the current and projected use of multicore processors and switch chips by telecom and networking equipment manufacturers, based on the results of an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for telecom and networking system equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The responses to our survey make it clear that these devices are critical components in most types of networking equipment, from the access edge to the core of the network.
LENGTH: 21 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
5G/LTE Base Station, RRH, CPE & IoT Components: A Competitive Analysis
August 2018
As the mobile industry prepares for the introduction of 5G services, we have seen significant investment in components to implement 5G/LTE macro and small base stations, C-RANs, RRHs, CPE and handset modems, and IoT systems. The latest components support 3GPP Release 13/14 LTE-Advanced Pro with throughput up to 2 Gbit/s and 5G New Radio with throughput up to 5 Gbit/s. This report analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing 5G, LTE and related components for base stations and user devices, including IoT/M2M.
LENGTH: 65 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
5G Test & Measurement
August 2018
This report describes the very broad range of test & measurement activity happening now, and how that activity will evolve over the next couple of years as networks start to be rolled out and services are switched on. It describes the specific challenges for testing that are a consequence of 5G – such as the use of higher frequency bands, denser networks and network slicing – and reviews the supply side of the market. Finally, this report profiles 11 vendors that provide test solutions developed or used in the 5G ecosystem.
LENGTH: 29 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
NFV Orchestration: Evolving Ecosystems & Solutions
August 2018
NFV orchestration has expanded beyond its original specification, with new solutions that can manage both virtual and physical network functions, and provide rich service templating/modeling and policy management capabilities. This report highlights the strategies of leading NFV orchestration solution suppliers, discusses how the market is likely to evolve in the near term, and explores the leading open source orchestration projects. Finally, the report profiles 14 leading vendors with compelling offerings in the NFV orchestration market.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
To view reports you will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader. If you do not have it, it can be obtained for free at the Adobe web site.