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The new demands of video, mobility and cloud services have spurred carriers to rearchitect their networks—with service agility, automation and accommodation of the explosive growth in mobile traffic high on their agenda. Understanding the future of virtualized services and networks alongside the impact of video everywhere is critical for all players engaged in carrier and enterprise networking.

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  • Stéphane Téral | January 11, 2019
    In a turn from the desynchronized regional telecom capex growth we experienced for the past few years, the global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth, but momentum faded as the year progressed and growth trends diverged. Notably, the economies of the eurozone, the United Kingdom, Japan, and China began to weaken. In contrast, the US economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • December 21, 2018
    On 18 December 2018, Cisco announced plans to acquire Luxtera Incorporated, a privately-held semiconductor company focused on silicon photonics (SiP) based solutions, for $660M in cash and equity. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of CY19. Luxtera develops and manufactures silicon photonics–based optical transceivers primarily for interconnecting servers, routers, and switches in hyperscale and enterprise data centers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Stéphane Téral | December 11, 2018
    As a warm up for Thanksgiving festivities, Huawei pulled off its ninth Global Mobile Broadband Forum, an extraordinary two-day event at ExCeL London with a total of 2,200 attendees and participants, 57% more than last year’s event, which was also in London. Although it’s not yet at the level of the SalesForce.com event that gathered 170,000 attendees in San Francisco last September—one-fifth of the city’s population—Huawei remains by far the only company in telecoms that has the capability, resources, and capacity to organize such a big event with a C-level league of speakers. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Icon Senior Research Director, VoIP, UC, and IMS
    Joining Infonetics Research/IHS in December 2008 and leveraging 20 years of telecom industry analyst and marketing experience, Diane Myers is widely regarded as one of the VoIP industry's top analysts.
  • Icon Directing Analyst, Enterprise Networks and Video
    A leading expert on enterprise networking and communications technologies, MatthiasMachowinski has 14 years’ experience as an analyst in the telecom and datacom industry and specializes in the data and communication technologies deployed by small/medium businesses (SMBs), enterprises, and public sector organizations. His areas of focus include emerging network use cases, network technologies, architecture adoption rates, wired/wireless convergence, the effects of downtime, and end-user spending trends.
  • Icon Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks
    Michael Howard co-founded market research firm Infonetics Research in 1990, and today is recognized worldwide as one of the industry’s leading experts in emerging markets, network operator trends, and user buying patterns.
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