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Recent Reports

Smart NICs: Accelerating Virtualized Applications
November 2017
Smart network interface cards (NICs) offload low-level functions from server CPUs, dramatically increasing network and application performance. By using the right smart NIC and providing the best software support, service providers can significantly enhance the services they offer. This report covers the market and applications for smart NICs, examines the technology and devices inside smart NICs and profiles 18 of the leading vendors.
LENGTH: 27 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Emerging Technology Focus Group: CSPs See Big Promise in Machine Learning
November 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers about emerging technologies. The focus group was asked about technology exploration, target service provider transformation strategies and virtualization and automation. The results clearly illustrate that many service providers are well on their way to using emerging technologies to improve their networks, make their products and services more competitive and, as much as possible, reduce churn.
LENGTH: 12 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Cable Operators Target SMBs With Managed Security Services
October 2017
This report examines the current state of MSO efforts in managed security services (MSS) in North America. It assesses MSO MSS strategies and examines major market trends and issues, including MSO strengths, obstacles to growth and the roles of partnerships. Further, it defines the most significant components of MSS and profiles several significant North American cable companies in relation to their activities in the managed security services market.
LENGTH: 20 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Telecom Automation: Heavy Reading Perspectives
October 2017
Automation is driving wrenching change and innovation in almost every part of the global economy. For CSPs, automated networks are an essential requirement to service the growing automation of industrial, enterprise, healthcare and government customers. In short, CSPs are faced with a stark choice: Automate or die. This report delivers Heavy Reading's perspectives on the challenges and promises of automation as they relate to the telecom sector, based on the input of seven different analysts.
LENGTH: 40 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Cable's 5G Backhaul & Small Cell Prospects & Challenges
October 2017
In order to fulfill its promise of multi-gigabit mobile broadband, 5G requires an extensive backhaul network and widespread distribution of small cell devices. This offers a significant opportunity for cable providers. This report identifies emerging backhaul service strategies for cable providers, as well as current opportunities and challenges in the market. It also identifies 12 technology suppliers that have signaled their interest in working with U.S. cable providers on mobile transport needs.
LENGTH: 17 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
SD-WAN Focus Group: Path to Success Still Uncertain
October 2017
This report was generated from a Q&A with service providers that are SD-WAN experts. This focus group was asked nine questions about deployment, challenges and benefits of the technology and revenue related to SD-WAN. The results clearly illustrate that while SD-WAN is clearly seen as a de facto technology going forward, answers to practical questions about the technology haven't been as easy to divine.
LENGTH: 12 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
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