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Recent Reports

MANO & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
To truly benefit from NFV, CSPs will need to automate their operations, and management and orchestration (MANO) of the virtual environment will play a key role in this automation. MANO will allow CSPs to automate the configuration of the NFV Infrastructure (NFV-I), service creation and network resource optimization to achieve both lower opex and improved service agility. This report examines the state of the art in NFV MANO as NFV moves out of proofs of concept and into production.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Investigating the 5G Core Network & System Architecture
August 2017
5G is the next-generation mobile networking standard that will build on the global 4G LTE ecosystem and targets a raft of new service opportunities. The report investigates a critical part of the 5G system architecture: the 5G core (5GC). Operators need a new 5GC to meet future service requirements, as the separation of control and user plane in 5GC creates opportunities for innovative deployments, such as edge computing, where the service requires very low latency or where there are very high traffic volumes.
LENGTH: 24 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
CORD & the Future of CSP Automation
August 2017
This report examines Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) as an approach to CO modernization -- as vision, platform and reference implementation of a service delivery platform. It reviews the CORD organization and its governance, examines its varieties, tracks trials and identifies strengths contributing to its growing acceptance. The report also projects CORD's future outlook, including adoption levels, and discusses vendor perspectives and CORD's relationship with emerging fog networking.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Metro Data Center Interconnect Forecast & Analysis
August 2017
This report analyzes the impact of Webscale Internet companies on the metro data center interconnect (DCI) market. It forecasts the global DWDM opportunity for metro DCI from 2017-2021, including both the direct and indirect DCI equipment revenue opportunities. The report quantifies direct metro DCI DWDM revenue in 2016 and provides 2016 market share for vendors. It also assesses metro DCI product specifications across suppliers and profiles all leading metro DCI equipment vendors.
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Utility Applications for LPWA: Smart Metering & More
August 2017
This report examines the applications for LPWA in the utility sector and compares the leading LPWA technologies that have gained traction in the utility space (and the major competing communications approaches). Further, it looks at the supply side of the market and identifies leading vendors of communications infrastructure, components, devices and platforms relevant to utility markets. Finally, this report gives examples of how the electricity, gas and water industries use LPWA networks.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Cable Looks to SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
July 2017
This report explores SD-WAN options for cable providers and the opportunities and challenges ahead. Cable providers have several options to benefit from the trend as organizations embrace the WAN technology that is heralded as being more affordable and flexible than current MPLS routers. However, all service providers and SD-WAN suppliers face a market where competition is becoming fierce and the pace of adoption is unclear.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
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