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  • July 12, 2016
    Communications service providers have begun to see the value that the cloud can bring to their networks and back office operations; our data center and cloud research has demonstrated increasing service provider investment in data center technology to support the migration of applications to the cloud, driven by the desire to lower operating costs and improve application scalability. As connected devices become more sophisticated, ubiquitous broadband consumption increases, and new content, services, and applications emerge; the hardware-specific, complex, and often inflexible nature of traditional telecom network and IT environments means that they are often strained to the limit.
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  • Brad Shaffer | July 07, 2016
    The first three months of 2016 have been more challenging than normal for wireless semiconductor suppliers. While the first quarter is typically a seasonally down period for the industry, the first three months of 2016 have...
  • Stéphane Téral | July 06, 2016
    That’s pretty much how the situation can best be summarized after 2 days spent at the brand new 5G World event, which is the “next generation” of the 11-year old LTE World Summit. And in order to mark the commencement of a decade-long series, the event went back to its roots in London. Like last year, it was well attended with over 2,000 attendees, including 200+ service providers mainly from EMEA. However, it seems like the co-located Connected Cars ‘16 event brought much of the YoY delegate growth at a time many service providers are beefing up their LTE footprint by implementing a flavor of carrier aggregation, the very first feature of LTE-Advanced, which technically is 4G.
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  • July 22, 2016
    The Policy Management Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top policy management vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, software intensity, and other benchmarks.
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  • July 20, 2016
    This annual report provides accurate data and analysis—including market size, vendor market share, forecasts, and market trends—to help clients make better business decisions in the competitive landscape and growth areas of the convergent charging software and services market.
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  • Icon Senior Director, Mobile & Telecoms
    As senior director and head of the IHS mobile and telecoms team, Ian Fogg directs research, consulting, analysis, and forecasting of the mobile and telecoms market.
  • Icon Directing Analyst, Mobile Backhaul and Small Cells
    Richard Webb is a highly sought-after analyst who has been covering telecom markets for over 15 years. As a directing analyst with Infonetics Research/IHS, he authors numerous market share and forecast reports, surveys, and opinion pieces on microwave, millimeter wave, mobile backhaul, small cells, and carrier WiFi.
  • Icon Senior Research Director, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics
    With 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Stéphane Téral is regarded as one of the top analysts in his field, having been the trusted advisor at some of the world's largest telecom providers and manufacturers.