Heavy Reading

Recent Reports

Air Attack: Cable Adding New Wireless Weapons
July 2018
This report provides a comprehensive update of U.S. cable providers' wireless activity, including WiFi and MVNO mobile services, and adoption of emerging capabilities, including CBRS, LoRa and 5G. It includes a status report of the top four cable providers and a table of 19 suppliers serving the U.S. cable industry with wireless equipment and solutions.
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5G Focus Group: CSPs Ready 5G Backhaul Sans Clear Vendor Relationships
July 2018
While nearly half of the panelists in our latest Thought Leadership Council forum say their companies will have 5G-ready backhaul in place by 2020, almost none have made a final decision on which vendors they will use. This focus group was asked 10 questions to ascertain deployment plans, vendors, budgets and obstacles for 5G backhaul. The results clearly indicate that CSPs have a good grasp of and are well on their way toward deploying 5G backhaul, despite not having made firm choices of the vendors they'll use for those deployments.
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WiFi Prospects in a 5G World
June 2018
Just like 3G, 4G and LTE, 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities. This report explores recent patterns in WiFi deployment and improvements to the technology. It reviews the likely impact of business models, installed base of legacy infrastructure and vested interests – all of which will influence the evolution of the market – exploring how WiFi and 5G are likely to fit together.
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B/OSS Transformation Focus Group: B/OSS Automation Plans Equate to Cautious Optimism
June 2018
Service providers on our Thought Leadership Council are cautiously optimistic about B/OSS automation, with more than half already taking steps to automate B/OSS. This focus group was asked 10 questions about their deployment plans, technology, drivers and obstacles for B/OSS automation. These service providers clearly have realistic goals and expectations for this technology, but they're also cognizant of the challenges they face as they continue to integrate automation.
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Universal CPE: The Ultimate CPE Solution?
May 2018
Universal CPE (uCPE) systems are a key market opportunity created by the development of SDN and cloud services. uCPE solutions are continuing to develop with new processors, better system integration and more efficient virtualization solutions. This report covers 18 vendors that offer uCPE hardware platforms, software platforms or integration services. The report also covers the leading processors for uCPE platforms and service provider approaches to uCPE systems, with specific information on AT&T uCPE platforms.
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Emerging Technologies Focus Group: Operators – Prove Machine Learning's Applicability
May 2018
This focus group was asked nine questions about machine learning to ascertain current and future plans, how well it's understood and influences impacting the technology. The results clearly indicate that service providers are integrating the technology when and where it's understood and most obviously applicable; however, widespread adoption of machine learning for service providers will lag until applicability is proven.
LENGTH: 12 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
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