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Recent Reports

Cable Mining Its Big Data to Improve Service Performance
April 2016
This report describes the ways that cable providers are exploring big data analytics to improve performance on a variety of fronts. It identifies five key performance indicator areas where cable providers are seeking to apply big data: network performance, service performance, customer care, predictive modeling and virtualization. The report also includes a comparison of key data analytics suppliers that are working with U.S. cable providers.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
COTS Platforms for the New IP Era: A Competitive Analysis
April 2016
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing COTS platforms for telecom and cloud applications. The report is based on a series of interviews conducted with a wide range of vendors during the first three months of 2016, along with product information supplied by vendors. In total, the report contains detailed information and analysis on 275 products from 45 COTS platform vendors.
LENGTH: 81 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Transforming Data Center Infrastructure for NFV, SDN & Cloud
April 2016
This report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure. It discusses the architectural considerations CSPs must make, including leveraging open source, whether to use a centralized or distributed architecture, and how to scale virtualized resources. It also highlights the strategies that leading vendors are following to support telcos by presenting an overview of six NFVI solution suppliers.
LENGTH: 19 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
CDN Competitors Go Small to Take on Akamai
April 2016
This report examines the current state of the CDN market, reviews the continuing evolution of the CDN model and estimates market shares of major CDN providers. It also examines emerging market trends and issues, including the development of value-added services, such as security services. Finally, the report profiles 11 market players with significant impact on this segment.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
Preparing for Virtual Reality
February 2016
This report analyzes the state of the market for VR technology and services. It assesses the impact that different VR applications will likely have on telecom operators by considering application throughput and latency requirements, and assesses which applications will likely be mass-market and which will remain small-scale. It describes the elements that make up the technology and service value stack for VR and profiles 14 innovative players across the broad VR market.
LENGTH: 31 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
Cable Has Its Eyes on the Enterprise Business Prize
January 2016
This report explores cable's prospects in the enterprise market and the opportunities and challenges ahead. Much of the information was obtained at the Light Reading Future of Cable Business Services conference in December 2015, which featured extensive discussions among cable providers, vendors and industry analysts about cable's enterprise efforts. The report includes profiles of eight technology suppliers that support U.S. cable's business services.
LENGTH: 23 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
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