Heavy Reading

Recent Reports

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
IoT Platforms: Chasing Value in a Maturing Market
January 2016
This report examines the market for horizontal, multi-sector platforms to enable IoT applications. It considers the opportunities for telecom operators in this market; where value resides in the process of developing, supporting and delivering an IoT application; and how much of this value can be captured through the use of a horizontal platform. The report also assesses the offerings of 10 leading vendors of IoT platforms.
LENGTH: 25 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
The Future of Virtualization Index Report
January 2016
The Future of Virtualization Indexes part of Light Reading's Virtuapedia initiative track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. These indexes will be updated three times per year, providing an industry-wide scorecard for tracking the transition to virtualized networks and services. This report provides the findings of our inaugural Future of Virtualization survey, based on data gathered in November 2015.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $3495 SEE DETAILS
COTS, ATCA & White Box User Survey: 2016 Market Outlook
December 2015
This report analyzes how telecom equipment manufacturers use COTS platforms and white box switches, based on an exclusive worldwide survey of engineers, designers, product managers and sales/marketing personnel that work for telecom and networking system equipment manufacturers and suppliers. These platforms are widely used in many types of networking equipment, from the access edge to the core of the network.
LENGTH: 22 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
The Lower the Better: Encrypting the Optical Layer
December 2015
This report takes a closer look at some of the trends driving the market for optical layer encryption, the benefits it can provide, how a handful of vendors are addressing the growing need and, finally, how encryption technology and the market for this capability may continue to evolve.
LENGTH: 14 PAGES    PRICE: $1495 SEE DETAILS
The African Fiberco "Big Three": Seacom, MainOne, Liquid Telecom & the Case for African Fiber Consolidation
December 2015
This report examines the strategic options available to Africa's Big Three Fibercos -- MainOne, Seacom, and Liquid Telecom -- including the dynamics of their core geographies and the state of their current network infrastructure and service portfolio. It also examines the consolidation potential of each of the fibercos, either as acquirers or as acquisition targets. We argue that there is potentially more value in domestic market consolidation than in a combination of the Big Three Fibercos; we also note that each of these companies would be a great fit for a number of players, such as Etisalat or Vodacom Business.
LENGTH: 42 PAGES    PRICE: $2000 SEE DETAILS
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