Hype Cycle for Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2012


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Communications service providers need to keep costs down and protect existing revenue, while securing future revenue through innovations and adjustments to their technology portfolio that offer tangible end-user benefits in terms of bandwidth, mobility, rich content and near-ubiquitous broadband.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Major Changes to the 2011 Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Cognitive Radio
      • 100 Gbps PON
      • API-Based Cloud Network on Demand
      • OneAPI
      • 3D TV Services
      • Terahertz Waves
      • WiMAX 802.16m
      • Diameter Protocol
      • Terabit-per-Second Transport
      • Smart Antennas for Cellular Applications
      • LTE-A
      • Network Virtualization
      • Wi-Fi Positioning Systems
      • Cloud Services Brokerage
      • Mobile Social Gaming
      • Socialcasting
    • At the Peak
      • 802.11u
      • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
      • Transcoderless and Software-Based Videoconferencing Infrastructure
      • Convergent Communications Advertising Platforms (CCAPs)
      • Network Intelligence
      • VoIP Wireless WAN
      • 4G Standard
      • Z-Wave
      • Cloud-Based RAN
      • IP eXchange for Long Term Evolution
      • Mobile CDN
      • WDM-PON
      • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
      • Application Stores
      • Augmented Reality
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Integrated Policy and Charging Control Solutions
      • Public Cloud Computing/The Cloud
      • Mobile Subscriber Data Management
      • Energy Management Gateways
      • CDN for Fixed CSPs
      • Rich Communication Suite
      • Time Division-Long Term Evolution
      • VDSL2 Enhancements
      • CMTS Bypass
      • Direct CSP Billing
      • Next-Generation Service Delivery Platforms
      • 802.22
      • White Spaces: Super Wi-Fi
      • RF Over Glass
      • 10G-PON
      • Addressable TV Advertising
      • IPv6
      • 100 Gbps Transport
      • Network Sharing
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Femtocells
      • IMS
      • Long Term Evolution
      • Video Telepresence
      • Mobile Advertising
      • IPTV
      • Mobile DPI
      • 40 Gbps Transport
      • Network DVR
      • Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access
      • HSPA+
      • FTTH
      • MPLS-TP
      • VDSL2
      • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable
      • MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Interactive TV
      • OTN and GMPLS/ASON
      • Next-Generation Voice
      • ROADMs
      • Mobile TV Streaming
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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