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Hype Cycle for Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2013

Published: 29 July 2013

ID: G00248758

Analyst(s): Ian Keene, Peter Kjeldsen


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

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • 5G
    • Cognitive Radio
    • OneAPI
    • Terahertz Waves
    • 100 Gbps PON
    • Diameter Protocol
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Open APIs in CSPs' Infrastructure
    • Terabit-per-Second Transport
    • Smart Antennas for Cellular Applications
  • At the Peak
    • Network Functions Virtualization
    • LTE-A
    • Network Intelligence
    • Cloud-Based RAN
    • WDM-PON
    • Wi-Fi Positioning Systems
    • 4G Standard
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Small Cells
    • Mobile Subscriber Data Management
    • Z-Wave
    • Mobile CDN
    • Direct CSP Billing
    • Next-Generation Service Delivery Platforms
    • IP eXchange for Long Term Evolution
    • CMTS Bypass
    • DSL Vectoring/
    • 10G-PON
    • 802.22
    • CDN for Fixed CSPs
    • IPv6
    • RF Over Glass
    • TD-LTE
    • Rich Communication Suite
  • Climbing the Slope
    • 100 Gbps Transport
    • IMS
    • Mobile Advertising
    • Network Sharing
    • Femtocells
    • Long Term Evolution
    • 40 Gbps Transport
    • IPTV
    • Video Telepresence
    • FTTH
    • Mobile DPI
  • Entering the Plateau
    • VDSL2
    • MPLS-TP
    • OTN and GMPLS/ASON
    • DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1
    • HSPA+
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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