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IP Services Infrastructure
Date  Report
Apr 24
The seven-year export ban imposed on ZTE by the U.S. Department of Commerce hurts ZTE first and foremost, but could have major repercussions for many U.S. suppliers, ultimately reducing their role in the complex global telco value chain.

Mar 20
For years, vendors have been investing in – and talking up – the possibility of transmitting data using light waves. A trial launched by Philips Lighting in March is a clear sign that meaningful LiFi deployments may be just on the horizon.

Mar 8
MWC18 saw major TEMs focusing on the future 5G core while other players focused on today’s opportunities. Amidst a few product surprises and the ongoing wrangling over the merits of open source MANO, steady progress was in evidence all round.

Feb 6
At MWC 2018, RAN vendors will target the enterprise opportunity; 5G focus will be on evolving the core. End-to-end security will be pervasive, while cellular IoT vendors and operators will push “stability” to differentiate from LPWA alternatives.

Jan 24
Metaswitch “MaX” is a smart solution for an underserved small business market segment, strengthening the company’s position in the mobile market. Nevertheless, some incumbent application server rivals may be quick to replicate MaX and fight back.

Jan 5
Mavenir acquired mobile sponsored data specialist Aquto and unveiled its hosted service plan model to renew innovation of prepaid mobile services, but did not gain the postpaid monetization apps key to boosting loyalty in integrated environments.

Jan 3
GlobalData’s Global Telecom Technology & Software team prepared 2018 predictions. This document summarizes key findings and takeaways across all segments, providing a thorough view of the telco infrastructure market to aid in 2018 planning.

Dec 20 2017
Nokia’s second Global Analyst Forum since the Alcatel-Lucent acquisition revealed a company feeling good about itself. Nokia has made steady progress, but its bold competitive positioning now needs validation by new revenues in its race to 5G.

Dec 19 2017
As 2017 ends, Nokia’s focus on end-to-end solutions and continued commitment to its ‘lead-expand-grow-create’ strategy are logical. Differentiating on end-to-end and executing on non-telco strategic focal points will remain challenges.

Dec 18 2017
2017 has been a pivotal year as NFV marked its fifth anniversary, operators virtualized core networks and vendor consolidation continued. This advisory report contains key 2018 predictions for the IP services infrastructure and NFV MANO segments.

Dec 11 2017
Network slicing has been heralded as a key feature of 5G networks that will enable operators to target diverse customer bases without building diverse networks. But, before we execute on the promise, many questions still need to be addressed.

Dec 8 2017
After a history of vendor-led “green” initiatives that have come and gone over the past decade, operators may be driving a more comprehensive and longer-horizon approach that fundamentally alters how networks are built and operated.

Dec 6 2017
Mavenir’s analyst day, the first since exiting Mitel, confirmed its commitment to transforming mobile network economics through disruptive solutions that deliver revenue protection and growth for operators.

Dec 4 2017
It’s easy to focus on 5G as a massive network transformation project. As much as that’s true, executing on the 5G promise will require business transformations which may be more challenging.

Nov 28 2017
Huawei’s Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 began with a billion connected cows and ended up with a 5G core comprising thousands of decomposed network functions. That’s some journey, and one which will tax both technology and carrier organizations.

Nov 27 2017
Virtualizing a SBC has been more difficult than originally expected, and while considerable progress has been made, significant challenges remain. The competitive landscape remains as dynamic as ever, with vendors differing in vSBC strategies.

Nov 2 2017
Nokia’s R18.0 cloud SBC release is not its 18th iteration, but one readying itself to support year 2018 requirements. While new feature content is limited, it is the third-party testing content that steals the show; rivals need to take note.

Oct 30 2017
It was not clear at first how the GENBAND/Sonus merger would be greater than the sum of its parts. But the new “Ribbon” is off to a good start, and despite lingering uncertainties and risks, its competitive positioning has strengthened.


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