Heavy Reading

Recent Reports

SDN in the WAN: Service Provider Opportunities & Challenges
Vol. 12, No. 11, November 2014
In just a few short years, SDN has risen from academic obscurity to become the most transformative business and technology trend the telecom world has seen in decades. But now that the initial technology hype stage has passed, operators are grappling with the hard questions that come with concrete implementation. This report provides a realistic analysis of the opportunities and challenges for service providers as they migrate their networks to the agile, software-driven architectures of the future.
LENGTH: 36 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
Service Chaining in Software-Centric Telecom Networks
Vol. 12, No. 10, November 2014
Network service chaining is an emerging set of processes and technologies that have the potential to radically change how telecom networks are designed and operated. This report examines the drivers for service chaining in telecom networks and identifies the innovations and architectures needed to realize the concept. It also analyzes emerging use cases, implementation challenges and the promise to improve how operators offer cloud services in the software-defined data center.
LENGTH: 46 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
The Future of Routing in 4G Mobile Backhaul Networks
Vol. 12, No. 9, October 2014
SDN and NFV are radically impacting the way the industry is thinking about routers – or just routing – in the backhaul. Consistent with NFV, routing can be centrally located and accessed as virtual instances by other nodes, rather than requiring dedicated routers throughout the backhaul. As network planners grapple with expanding capacity and agility to support ever higher capacity, more powerful smartphones, and advanced apps, this report reviews the evolving role of routing in the mobile backhaul network.
LENGTH: 35 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
U.S. Ethernet Services Vertical Markets Update: 2014-2019
Vol. 12, No. 8, August 2014
This report analyzes the U.S. Ethernet services market, projects growth for eight major Ethernet verticals through 2019, and examines the major issues that will affect each key vertical over the next five years. The report is based on in-depth interviews with senior executives at 15 leading service providers, which collectively account for about 90% of U.S. retail Ethernet service sales, as well as an exclusive survey of U.S. companies regarding their current and future Ethernet services usage.
LENGTH: 58 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
LTE Base Station & Handset Components 2014: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 12, No. 7, July 2014
Semiconductor components are key to the successful rollout of LTE networks worldwide. This report analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing LTE components for both base stations and user devices. It includes detailed competitive analysis on LTE baseband, RF and application processors for user devices and base stations. The report evaluates the products and strategies of 31 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, including 119 baseband, RF and application processor devices.
LENGTH: 50 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
A New Era of BSS/OSS Managed Services
Vol. 12, No. 6, May 2014
Service providers are increasingly turning to managed services for their BSS/OSS needs to reduce cost and delegate specific skill sets. Heavy Reading believes that BSS/OSS managed services are entering a new era – Managed Services 2.0, if you will. This report examines the leading drivers for BSS/OSS managed services and discusses operators' top priorities when choosing an outsourcing partner. The report also analyzes 17 leading BSS/OSS managed services vendors.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $3995 SEE DETAILS
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