Heavy Reading

Recent Reports

NFV & Telco Data Center Servers: Key Considerations & Technologies
Vol. 13, No. 5, July 2015
This report examines the new requirements emerging from telcos that are looking to migrate network functions from proprietary, dedicated hardware platforms to standardized IT servers. It highlights the strategies of leading vendors to support telcos’ need for performance, availability and scalability, and how the cloud and telecom environments differ, including the impact of using common infrastructure for all services in a telco data center. The report profiles 10 server platform, components and software suppliers.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
The Future of African Mobile Profitability
July 2015
This report provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the dynamics that underpin mobile profitability in Africa. Building on extensive quantitative analysis, a dozen interviews with market players and one of the region's most extensive quantitative databases, the report offers some answers to some of the most critical questions facing African operators today.
LENGTH: 127 PAGES    PRICE: $2000 SEE DETAILS
Looking Beyond the Network: The Case for Service Quality Metrics
Vol. 13, No. 4, June 2015
All around the world, mobile operators face the same challenges, including: market saturation, intensifying competition, flat or declining ARPU, rising data traffic and high churn. To meet these challenges, operators need to focus much harder on improving the customer experience, which requires building much closer links between network service quality and the customer experience. This report examines the background to this effort and describes the emerging toolset that can help to make it happen.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
Overlays for Data Center Networking: Drivers & Challenges
Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2015
This report analyzes the potential impact of overlay networking on the telco data center domain, including the various drivers that support its deployment, as well as the main challenges it presents. It also provides insight into the current thinking of telco data center operators as regards their attitudes, expectations and plans for overlay networking. The report also profiles 10 leading overlay networking solution suppliers, including details of their approaches, solutions and partnerships.
LENGTH: 18 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
NFV MANO: What's Wrong & How to Fix It
Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2015
The NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) stack is critical for NFV, but it remains weakly defined, leading to idiosyncratic vendor implementations. The resulting "zoo" of NFV MANO products is causing operator confusion and creating a major barrier to NFV adoption. This report analyzes the issues influencing vendors' interpretations of NFV MANO and the need for greater functional clarity. The report profiles 19 leading vendors of NFV MANO solutions and assesses their strategies, positioning and products.
LENGTH: 63 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
Integrated Multicore Processors for the Software-Defined Network: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2015
The delivery of new services based on SDN and NFV technologies depends on the latest multicore processors. This report delivers a complete competitive analysis of multicore processors, IP and software, covering more than 80 products from 15 vendors. It offers detailed information on all types of high-performance multicore processors, including integrated multicore processors, general-purpose multicore processors and network processors, covering key product features, power, package and availability.
LENGTH: 75 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
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