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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.

Get the complete picture of the critical technologies and trends that are shaping this space with our insightful analysis and data on VoIP and IMS, enterprise and service provider routing and switching, SDN and NFV, optical networks and service provider network economics.

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  • November 14, 2018
    On 9 November 2018, II-VI Incorporated announced plans to acquire Finisar in a cash and stock deal with an equity value of $3.2 billion; the acquisition is expected to close in the middle of 2019. The combined company will generate approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue. The markets for photonic products are diverse and increasingly competitive, and product R&D and fabrication facilities for compound semiconductors are very expensive. Consolidation to achieve scale is a viable strategy to maintain the level of investment required to develop differentiated products serving fast-growing, diverse markets. With the Finisar acquisition, II-VI nearly doubles in size in terms of revenue, R&D investment, and employees. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • November 09, 2018
    To achieve leadership in mobile infrastructure market, suppliers must combine substantial internal research and development with engagement in standardization. This report analyses the contributions vendors and operators have invested in 3GPP standards. This includes holding rapporteur roles in technical specifications groups and contributing work items for technology evolution. The report covers all contributions made between the years 2005 and mid-2018 and focuses primarily on 5G and LTE. However, some other hot domains such as, eMTC, NB-IoT, and V2X will be look at as well. Clients, please log in to view the full content.
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  • Sivalingam Muniandi | November 01, 2018
    China is also pushing ahead with 5G development. China is expected to commercialize 5G by 2020, putting it a year behind the US, which plans to begin early next year. Two key companies leading 5G development in China are Huawei for modem technology and ZTE for infrastructure.
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Total visibility into the entire routing and switching market, including overall equipment market leaders, and the trends and plans of both service providers and enterprises. Combines coverage from the Service Provider Routing & Switching Intelligence Service and the Enterprise Networks Intelligence Service.
Critical insights into the market for optical equipment and components used by service providers, data centers and enterprises for metro as well as core network transport. Includes optical network hardware, optical transport network (OTN) and packet-optical hardware, data center optics, telecom optics and components, 100G+ coherent optical equipment ports and more.
Detailed analysis of network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployed in service provider, data center and enterprise networks. Includes data center as well as enterprise SDN hardware and software, carrier SDN hardware, software and services, and NFV hardware.
Global, detailed coverage of the market trends and conditions affecting telecom and mobile operators, including revenue, investment, outsourcing and the global economy.
Comprehensive market coverage of equipment deployed by service providers operating data networks, and their plans for emerging technologies as network architectures evolve. Includes carrier Ethernet switches (CES), IP edge and core routers, virtual routers (vRouters), Ethernet access devices (EADs) and Ethernet ports.
Global, in-depth coverage of VoIP and circuit-to-packet migration products, services, operators, vendors and subscribers. Includes trunk media gateways, session border controllers (SBCs), media servers, softswitches and voice application servers.


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  • Heidi Adams | October 15, 2018
    The Optical Network Applications Service Provider Survey analyzes the trends and assesses the needs of service providers using emerging optical networking architectures.
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  • Diane Myers | August 03, 2018
    The IMS Equipment Vendor Scorecard​ profiles, analyzes and ranks the leading vendors of IMS equipment worldwide. This scorecard evaluates vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, such as direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks.
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  • Heidi Adams | July 12, 2018
    The Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top optical hardware vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks.
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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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