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Market Definitions and Methodology Guide: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology

Published: 02 July 2014

ID: G00260987

Analyst(s): Deborah Kish, Martina Kurth


This document describes the segmentation and forecast methodologies Gartner uses when analyzing the world markets for communication service providers' operational technology. It also defines the many terms for equipment, systems, software and services.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

  • Communication Service Providers
    • Wireline
    • Wireless
    • Cable
    • OTT and Cloud



  • CSP-OT Market Model
  • Forecast Output
    • Influencing Factors That Impact Forecast Assumptions


High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • CSP-OT-Network
    • Fixed Access
  • Optical Transport and Service Provider Routers and Switches
    • Optical Transport System Market
    • Service Provider Routers and Switches
  • Mobile Infrastructure
    • Network Elements
  • Small Cells
    • Femtocells
    • Picocells
    • Wi-Fi Hot Spots
  • Other Network
    • Softswitches
    • Media Gateways
    • Signaling Gateways and Session Border Controllers
  • Traditional Switching
  • CSP-OT Software
    • CSP-OT Infrastructure Software
    • CSP-OT Application Software
  • CSP-OT Services
    • CSP Network Infrastructure Services
    • CSP-OT Software Services
  • Geographic Definitions

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