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Recent Reports

CORD and VCO: Paths to the Next-Generation Central Office
March 2019
The CORD AND VCO Report examines the NGCO phenomenon, prominently including the progress of CORD and the emergence of VCO as operator open-source reference designs. It examines and compares both models’, highlighting strengths contributing to their growing acceptance and projecting their outlook and overall NGCO adoption against the backdrop of contrasting operator and vendor perspectives on virtualization.
LENGTH: 30 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
An SD-WAN Overview: Issues and Prospects
February 2019
An SD-WAN Overview: Issues and Prospects provides an overview and reviews significant issues in relation to the emergence of SD-WAN. It looks at the meaning of SD-WAN, its major drivers and benefits, and the structure of the market and its participants – especially between software and hardware vendors and service providers (SPs). The report also projects the market outlook and assesses issues, including the growing importance and demands of the branch and increased demands for security. It then profiles several significant U.S.-based SD-WAN market participants.
LENGTH: 33 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
The Rise of PAM4 and 64QAM: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules and Components
February 2019
The Rise of PAM4 and 64QAM: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components 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. The report includes not only granular information on the optical modules and components themselves—of interest to telecom equipment manufacturers, service providers, optical module vendors, and semiconductor vendors—but also insights into how the overall market and ecosystem is developing—of interest to a wide audience, including investors. The report evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 50 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, including almost 500 optical modules and more than 150 semiconductor components.
LENGTH: 102 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Mobile Operator 5G Capex Forecasts: 2018-2023
December 2018
Spectrum auctions to enable the launch of 5G services are hot news at the moment, given the large sums of money involved. But once these auctions are complete, mobile operators will still be a long way from having an operational network, which will require significant capital investment. This paper provides insight into how much might be spent, and where and when. It estimates and forecasts 5G capex by mobile operators, including investments in the fixed transport infrastructure to serve those networks. It includes estimates for capex split by region and network segment.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Cable's 5G Transport Role: Promise Meets Complexity
December 2018
The cable industry is poised to benefit in many ways from 5G, but it must be careful to avoid getting stuck in a quagmire of complexity. This report analyzes the prospects for cable to provide 5G mobile transport services and examines the recent technologies and strategies that are being explored. It assesses the challenges that cable, mobile and technology companies must overcome to make 5G a success. The report also profiles 22 cable technology suppliers that are expanding into 5G or play roles in related fields that could lead to a 5G role.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Concerned About Impact of Future Tech on Security
November 2018
This month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) forum focused on network security planning. This TLC panel was asked 10 questions about deployment plans, drivers and challenges and budgeting for network security. The results clearly indicate that CSPs feel their companies are currently doing a good or excellent job with network security; however, there are several new technologies and services that must be addressed in order to maintain necessary levels of network security.
LENGTH: 13 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
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