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To address the need of end users for speed, the race is on to deliver gigabit services. Connected home and multiscreen services thrive as operators look to exploit the capabilities of their broadband networks, increasing the breadth and sophistication of services offered. Meanwhile, 4K/UHD, OTT video, and cord-cutting and -shaving are reshaping the pay-TV space.

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  • Abel Nevarez | March 18, 2019
    This year’s MWC Barcelona event was an important gathering place for the mobile industry, playing host to an interesting dialogue about the future of mobile connectivity. Of course, 5G was the focus of MWC, but a few other topics managed to be part of the overall mobile discussion—WiFi in particular managed to shine through the deluge of 5G announcements. Service providers like AT&T, manufacturer Samsung, network vendors Cisco and Nokia, and Internet giants Facebook and Google all made notable WiFi announcements highlighting not only their own WiFi activity but continuity of the larger WiFi ecosystem. This research note provides a summary of some of the announcements and discussions we had related to WiFi and how it relates to network and service evolution in the 5G era. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Stéphane Téral, Stelyana Baleva | March 13, 2019
    With the world gearing up for a massive increase in IoT devices and the building of 5G networks, what we heard at Mobile World Congress this year is that OSS/BSS vendors are welcoming the new requirements with 5G-ready cloud platforms that facilitate service providers’ network virtualization process. Every service provider we’ve spoken with is involved in a network function virtualization project, and a few of them, including AT&T and Telefónica, are ahead of the process with large digital transformation initiatives. In fact, Telefónica organized a full session that dove into its ambitious transformation into a liquid software-defined automated network, where each network node is under consideration with a chief goal in mind: the move to 5G and future network architectures that revolve around convergence, simplification, disaggregation, virtualization, cloudification, automation, and infinite capacity. We can tell the vendors got the message, which can be summed up in five themes: cloud, 5G readiness, open source, collaboration and partnership, and digital BSS.
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  • Stéphane Téral | March 08, 2019
    After a first cut at 6G, let’s come back to the highlight of the show. As usual, Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri kicked off the event with his traditional keynote Sunday afternoon. Of course, he didn’t miss the chance to remind the audience that his company was the only one available in all geographies across the world. As we all know, Huawei is banned in the US market—although they have a small presence in rural America—but this statement prompted us to wonder where Ericsson wasn’t present. Anyway, everyone sees 2019 shaping up as a big year for 5G, so here is a summary of the world’s three largest RAN vendors’ war of 5G claims. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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Extensive research on the fixed-line broadband access infrastructure market, including products, operators and vendors. Coverage includes broadband aggregation equipment and components, cable broadband hardware, hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) optical nodes and more.
Broadband Media Intelligence provides detailed, constantly updated company and market information on the broadband access and online entertainment industries of 50 markets worldwide.
Focused research on the global home networks ecosystem and connectivity within the home for both service provider and retail market segments. Covers cable, DSL, FTTH, and Fixed LTE consumer premise equipment (CPE), with regional and country level data, as well as Wi-Fi, voice, and different access technologies.
Comprehensive industry value forecasts, historic data and in-depth analysis of the global media management industry. Building a unique and global view of the media management market from both supply and demand perspectives with analysis of infrastructure investment decisions and capex vs. opex, this service enables informed build vs. buy vs. partner decisions, and provides an integrated view of the competitive global media management landscape.
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Extensive, continually updated reportage on the global set-top box ecosystem, spanning 80+ countries and driven by an experienced team of analysts that monitors and analyzes technology developments in satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT, and terrestrial networks.
Global, in-depth coverage of service enablement (OSS/BSS), analytics, AI (machine/deep learning), customer experience, revenue management and managed services.
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  • Icon Tim Westcott | March 06, 2019
    The Media & Technology Digest provides a monthly analysis of the key trends and innovations shaping the global technology landscape. Written by our senior analysts the digest includes a detailed focus on key industry hot topics, analysis of all major industry and product announcements with in-depth examinations of significant industry trends.
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  • February 20, 2019
    The US online video market is set to get even more competitive with major launches from Disney, Apple, Warner Media and NBCU. This report looks at different scenarios for each service to gauge its potential impact on the market.
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  • Michael Howard | January 23, 2019
    Our second report examining telco digital transformation focuses on four technology areas: automation, which is the key to digital transformation, operator plans for using AI and ML, blockchain applications for telecom networks, and the role of open source software versus standards
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | March 18, 2019
    Database for all KPIs of pay and free TV operators worldwide. Pay TV subscriber data is presented quarterly by operator, and is split by service (TV, internet, telephony), transmission (analogue and digital) and platform (cable, satellite, IPTV, terrestrial, third-party premium).
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | March 18, 2019
    Database of all revenue metrics across TV markets worldwide. Revenue data is presented at total market level for pay TV, public TV, and TV advertising. Pay TV data covers subscription revenue by platform and operator, and is split by package tier (basic, extended basic, premium and a la carte) and transmission/type (analogue and digital subscription revenue, on-demand revenue).
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  • Maria Rua Aguete | March 18, 2019
    By-country historical and five-year forecast data across TV markets worldwide. Data is presented as total homes and as penetration rates of TV households, split by platform (cable, IPTV, terrestrial, satellite, third-party premium), for pay TV and free TV homes.
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  • Icon Executive Director, Enterprise & Residential Communications Technology, IHS Markit
    Mr. Daniel Simmons is an executive director in the Connected Home Technology research team at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Executive Director – Research and Analysis, Mobile Infrastructure & Carrier Economics
    Mr. Stéphane Téral is the executive director of research and analysis and an advisor for Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics at IHS Markit.
  • Icon Director – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms
    Mr. Ted Hall, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, evaluates new trends impacting the pay-TV business.
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