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  • Stéphane Téral | March 22, 2017
    As 5G research and development and the race toward a 5G standard accelerate, there is no shortage of discussion about potential use cases and economic benefits. In a way, you’d better have a good idea of what you’re trying to achieve by launching a new G. And at the very least, you need to develop a business model that leads to some return on investment at some point in time. But the very basic question is why are we moving to 5G so fast when most subscribers don’t even have a 4G service yet? Getting out of the current mobile industry funk is a chief reason—finding something that can contribute to better economic growth is another. Please log in to read the complete insight.
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  • Heidi Adams | March 20, 2017
    Following is information and insight from IHS Markit about our H1 2017 DCI, OTN and Packet-Optical Hardware Biannual Market Tracker, which contains data and analysis for the half-year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Diane Myers | March 13, 2017
    Following is information and insight from IHS Markit about our Q1 2017 Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers Quarterly Market Tracker, which contains data and analysis for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.


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  • Matthias Machowinski | February 14, 2017
    The WLAN Strategies & Vendor Leadership North American Enterprise Survey analyzes the trends and assesses the needs of enterprises that buy wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment.
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  • Diane Myers | February 01, 2017
    This annual market report provides accurate data and analyses--including market size, forecasts, and market trends--to help clients make better business decisions in the diameter signaling control market.
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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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  • 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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