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Total visibility into the data and communication networks deployed by small and medium businesses, enterprises, and government organizations; coverage includes equipment, software, and services.

Analyst Insights View All (148)

  • Diane Myers | July 19, 2016
    We have started covering specific virtual network functions (VNFs) on an ongoing basis in our quarterly Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers Market Tracker - Regional. Many of the IMS core functions such as CSCF, HSS, and voice application servers are software elements that vendors have been moving from dedicated hardware to general purpose servers over the past several years. With mobile operators moving to VoLTE and large scale IMS networks, NFV has become front and center with work being done to make the network elements operational under hypervisors and NFV management and orchestration (MANO) software.
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  • Diane Myers | July 19, 2016
    Communications as defined by voice and messaging has traditionally been sold by and consumed from network operators. However, that has changed with the growth of over-the-top (OTT) providers and applications. We must no longer think of communications as just a service we subscribe to but also as a feature embedded inside applications. By embedding real-time communications in applications and websites, companies are able to connect with customers and partners at direct points of presence.
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  • Clifford Grossner Ph.D., Devan Adams | July 15, 2016
    We first wrote about P4 (Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors) when it was displayed during the Open Networking Summit (ONS) in March (see our Analyst Insight Open Networking Summit 2016: Where Open Source Software Met Programmable Silicon). P4 can be applied to numerous programmable devices including central processing units (CPUs), graphic processing units (GPUs), network processing units (NPUs), ASICs (including networking), and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). One of the major advantages of using programmable chips for networking is additional protocol compatibility or even adding new protocols; P4 allows packet processors to support new features post-deployment. Consequently, programmable chips also decrease the frequency of hardware refreshes; switch chips based on P4 enable end users to code their chips and reuse the hardware instead of purchasing new switches every few months to support the latest software innovations.
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  • Roz Euan-Smith | July 22, 2016
    This Smart City Profile is one of a series produced as part of the IHS Smart Cities Intelligence Series. These dedicated studies are designed to complement the group’s already extensive research portfolio by providing in-depth analysis on market development at the individual city level. These profiles provide a valuable bench-marking tool for clients active in the global smart cities market.
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  • Michael Howard | July 20, 2016
    The SDN & NFV Vendor Leadership Service Provider Survey provides service provider ratings of software-defined networks (SDNs) and network functions virtualization (NFV) vendors.
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  • Stéphane Téral | July 12, 2016
    The Telecom & Datacom Network Equipment & Software Database provides a big picture of the health of the overall telecom and datacom equipment and software market by compiling worldwide and regional market size, vendor market share, and forecasts from our reports that track enterprise and service provider gear.
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  • Jeff Wilson, Diane Myers, Michael Howard, John Kendall | July 11, 2016
    This Market Tracker provides accurate data and analyses—including market size, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the NFV hardware, software, and services market.
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  • Matthias Machowinski | July 06, 2016
    This market tracker provides accurate data and analyses including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends to help clients make better business decisions in the wireless LAN and WiFi phone markets.
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  • Roz Euan-Smith | July 01, 2016
    The Smart Cities Project Tracker is updated on a quarterly basis, and contains information on approximately 400 smart city projects around the world. All these projects use integrated information and communications technology (ICT) systems to improve efficiency, manage complexity and enhance citizen quality of life, leading to sustainable improvement in city operations.
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  • Icon Directing Analyst, IoT Devices & Connectivity
    Alex Green is a Directing Analyst within the IHS IT and Networking team and is the primary analyst responsible for examining the global market for the Internet of Things. He is also the custom research & consultancy lead for the IT & Networking team.
  • Icon Senior Principal Analyst, Compute, Servers & Storage
    Craig Stice is a Senior Principal Analyst covering Compute Platforms. Prior to joining the IHS team, Craig spent the last 10 years with Micron Technology in their marketing groups.
  • Icon Senior Analyst, Data Center and Cloud
    Fang Zhang is responsible for research in areas such as Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), Solid State Drives (SSDs) and Optical Disk Drives (ODDs) as well as Storage Area Networks (SAN)...