Hype Cycle for Network Service Provider Infrastructure, 2008


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Network service providers continue to focus on cost savings, particularly for operational expenditure, but competitive pressures will make the end-user experience and new services increasingly important. This Hype Cycle identifies the key infrastructure technologies and trends in NSPs' networks.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off The Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • LTE-A
      • White Spaces
      • 4G Standard
      • RF over Glass
      • VoIP Wireless WAN
    • At the Peak
      • Next-Generation Service Delivery Platform
      • 802.11r
      • Femtocells
      • WiMAX 802.16e-2005
      • High-Speed Uplink Packet Access
      • Long-Term Evolution
      • PBT and T-MPLS
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Network DVR
      • Radio Over Fiber
      • IMS
      • MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding (AVC)
      • VDSL2
      • 802.11n
      • Switched Digital Video
      • Mobile TV Broadcasting
      • TD-SCDMA
      • IPTV
      • Wireline Home Networking (Coaxial and Power Line)
      • WiMAX 802.16d-2004
      • DOCSIS 3.0 Cable CPE
    • Climbing the Slope
      • FTTx
      • GMPLS/ASON
      • Next-Generation Satellite
      • High-Speed Downlink Packet Access
      • Interactive TV
      • Next-Generation Voice
      • ROADMs
      • cdma2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A
      • Carrier Ethernet
      • Residential VoIP
    • Entering the Plateau
      • MPLS Infrastructure
      • Digital Terrestrial TV
      • Next-Generation SDH/SONET
      • Digital TV (Cable, Satellite)
      • Video on Demand
      • WDM
    • Off the Hype Cycle
      • Fixed-Mobile Convergence
      • WCDMA and Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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