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Understanding service provider spending on core technologies enabling the delivery of new consumer and enterprise services

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Driven by the move from hardware based systems to virtual, software centric implementations, Service Provider Technology is in a state of transition. Ovum’s research service delivers valuable insight into these forthcoming changes and enables your company to take advantage of the market disruption caused by technology and business model transformation.

Vendors serving the service provider industry need objective market research to understand service provider priorities, benchmark competitors, and track service provider spending. Ovum’s research enables vendors to make sense of the rapidly changing world of telecom infrastructure.


Service provider Technology enables you to:


Better understanding of your target markets

Ovum’s telco market intelligence adds context to business and digital transformation.  Enables you to identify the high potential revenue and partner opportunities across the complex telco IT landscape.

 

Realize the impact of telco market trends on your company

Track and anticipate the trends in telco operations including the impact of SDN/NFV, the transition to micro-services, and the move to DevOps. 

 

Refine your digital transformation strategies

Identify opportunities and risks associated with transitioning to a digital first world for your company, your competitors and your customers.  Formulate differentiating and winning strategies.  

 

Visit our 2020 research agenda to find out more.

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  • Research Agenda 2019

    Consumer and Entertainment Services, Content Marketing, Digi...

    Research Agenda 2019

    Welcome to our 2019 Research Agenda which sets out the topics and themes our 150 strong analyst and consultant team will be focusing on in the coming year.

  • The ICPs: Bullying the CSPs for dark fiber

    Service Provider Technology

    The ICPs: Bullying the CSPs for dark fiber

    ICPs are making life difficult for CSPs as they expand their dark fiber markets away from North America and Europe.

  • The ICPs: Bullying the CSPs for dark fiber

    Service Provider Technology

    The ICPs: Bullying the CSPs for dark fiber

    The internet content providers (ICPs) continue to build global systems to connect their ever-growing network of data centers. The ICP connectivity networks consist of lit services provided by the communications service providers (CSPs), dark fiber–based networks, and commissioned networks both wholly owned and within partnerships. 

  • Cisco launches new silicon, 8000 Series router, and XR7 products

    Service Provider Technology

    Cisco launches new silicon, 8000 Series router, and XR7 products

    Cisco laid out a disruptive sales strategy for its new router and Silicon One architecture. The flexibility includes software, hardware, and processor sales options allowing for service providers to build router networks their way.

  • Actions speak volumes and Cisco has spoken on optics

    Service Provider Technology

    Actions speak volumes and Cisco has spoken on optics

    On December 11, 2019, Cisco launched the 8000 Series router and outlined a refreshed optical strategy for 2020 and beyond.

  • Telco tower spin-offs are gaining prevalence, but further benefits may prove elusive

    Service Provider Markets, Service Provider Technology

    Telco tower spin-offs are gaining prevalence, but further benefits may prove elusive

    Announcements by major telecommunications providers to spin off tower companies have gained in prevalence. We consider the motivations and benefits together with the risk that future advantages may be more limited.

  • 66% of CSPs to adopt CI/CD practices for NFV by 2021

    Service Provider Technology

    66% of CSPs to adopt CI/CD practices for NFV by 2021

    This opinion looks at the take up of CI/CD practices as they continue their adoption of NFV, with 66% of service providers aiming to have implemented CI/CD practices by the end of 2020.

  • Driving New Business Opportunities with Multi-Access Edge Computing and 5G

    Service Provider Technology

    Driving New Business Opportunities with Multi-Access Edge Computing and 5G

    Multi-access edge computing (MEC) can be expected to play a pivotal role in fulfilling a range of use cases projected for 5G. The prospects for service innovation and new market opportunities such as business to business (B2B), business to consumer (B2C), and business to home (B2H), driven by MEC in conjunction with 5G, are extremely positive...

  • Internet2 will deploy Ciena's 800G WaveLogic 5 Extreme

    Service Provider Technology

    Internet2 will deploy Ciena's 800G WaveLogic 5 Extreme

    Ciena will be the first to deliver a 800Gbps coherent solution and an up to 95Gbaud-capable system. The technology will lower the cost per bit by reducing power and size and increasing distance.

  • Optical line systems: The road to 100Tbps

    Service Provider Technology

    Optical line systems: The road to 100Tbps

    Advances in transmission, optical line amplification, and ROADM switching technologies are enabling more wavelengths to be transported on a pair of optical fibers. Higher wavelength systems pave the way for 100Tbps transmission.

  • Cisco showcases its Co-innovation Center

    Service Provider Technology

    Cisco showcases its Co-innovation Center

    Cisco opened the doors on its Toronto Co-Innovation Center on its October 3 Analyst Day. The Center's mission is to inspire, innovate, build, codevelop, and ultimately transfer promising technologies.

  • Huawei offers to license its 5G know-how but who will buy it?

    Service Provider Technology

    Huawei offers to license its 5G know-how but who will buy it?

    Huawei's CEO Ren Zhengfei said the company would be willing to license its 5G IP to create a new Western competitor. The question is, what company could take the CEO up on his offer.

  • It's not just the size of your R&D, it's what you do with it: Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia explore new areas

    Service Provider Technology, Enterprise Decision Maker

    It's not just the size of your R&D, it's what you do with it: Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia explore new areas

    Major telecoms vendors Ericsson, Huawei, and Nokia have invested heavily in R&D over the past few years, much of it driven by 5G; but there are indications that this R&D spend may become more diverse and decentralized.

  • Operators' 5G aspirations remain hostage to their spectrum holdings

    Service Provider Technology

    Operators' 5G aspirations remain hostage to their spectrum holdings

    The bands that operators own when it comes to spectrum will greatly impact what those operators' 5G services look like. Ideally, an operator should have a mix of low, mid, and high-band spectrum.