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  • Michael Howard | January 17, 2017
    Over the past 2 years, I’ve been talking to operators and vendors about how they’re going to buy, consume, and sell software and hardware going forward. I usually get only general answers from vendors, and I reported some of these options for vRouter software in a series of client notes in 2014-2015. But to be fair, consumption models are certainly in a state of flux or, better said, are developing along a number of tracks, each to serve a different purpose or satisfy a service provider need.
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  • Heidi Adams | January 12, 2017
    Following is information and insight from IHS Markit about our 2016 100G+ & ROADM Strategies Global Service Provider Survey.
  • Stéphane Téral | January 10, 2017
    Happy New Year everyone! And of course, we cannot start a new year without providing an outlook of what lies ahead in the land of telecom spending: it appears to be very flat at best! Little has changed since last year, and in our most recent biannual Service Provider Capex, Revenue, and Opex Market Tracker – Regional report, released in November 2016, we still expect worldwide capex to barely budge from $341.5B last year to 342.8B by year end—just 0.4% YoY growth.
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  • Michael Howard | January 13, 2017
    The only report of its kind, the IHS 2016 Service Provider Router and Switch Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top service provider router and switch vendors on criteria using concrete data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.
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  • Clifford Grossner | January 11, 2017
    The Data Center SDN Strategies Service Provider Survey provides insight into how cloud and telecom service provider data centers are evolving for software-defined networks (SDNs).
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  • Michael Howard | December 30, 2016
    The Routing, NFV & Packet-Optical Strategies Service Provider Survey covers hot and emerging topics in the carrier Ethernet, routing, and switching space, with a focus on the IP edge—the area where architectural changes are occurring closer to the customer
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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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