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Recent Reports

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
From 25/100G to 400/600G: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components
July 2017
This report identifies key networking, optical module and semiconductor technologies and details their application to 25G, 100G, 200G, 400G and 600G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components. It evaluates and analyzes the products and strategies of 49 leading vendors in this rapidly growing market, including more than 300 optical modules and almost 150 semiconductor components.
LENGTH: 80 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
FTTx: State of the Market
June 2017
This report examines the evolution of PON technologies. It reviews the key technologies for FTTH, FTTB and FTTC, considers the state of advancement beyond gigabit networks into multi-gigabit deployments, and compares the positioning of leading FTTx technology vendors. It also explores the relationship between fiber and copper, and considers how fiber and wireless will interact as 5G technologies come on stream.
LENGTH: 28 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
Future of Virtualization: The Force (Finally) Awakens
June 2017
The Future of Virtualization Indexes track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. Since the previous survey, CSPs appear to have achieved notable progress on developing and deploying their high-priority functions. This report provides the findings of Heavy Reading's fourth survey on the Future of Virtualization Indexes, based on data gathered in April 2017.
LENGTH: 16 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
TM Forum Live! Highlights: Eight Key Takeaways
June 2017
TM Forum Live! is the key event in the OSS/BSS world's calendar. This report presents our views on eight hot topics -- transformation, DevOps, microservices, APIs, open source, automation and AI, service assurance, and vendor selection -- citing specific examples of cases discussed at the show and summarizing input from both telecom operators and their technology partners.
LENGTH: 15 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
Test & Measurement Meets Virtualization's Challenges
May 2017
This report covers test and measurement (T&M) solutions for virtualized networks and how they are impacting customers across the market. It further examines what vendors are doing with the technology, as well as the trends and challenges they face, profiling 14 prominent providers of T&M solutions.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $2495 SEE DETAILS
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