Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2014

Published: 23 July 2014

ID: G00260862

Analyst(s): Ian Keene


This Hype Cycle can assist CSPs in selecting appropriate technology portfolios for CSP infrastructure to match service strategies. The report is focused on technologies directly related to CSP infrastructure.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Major Changes From the 2013 Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cognitive Radio
    • 400 Gbps Transport
    • LTE-U
    • Terahertz Waves
    • 5G
    • 100 Gbps PON
    • Smart Antennas for CSP Networks
  • At the Peak
    • Smart City Framework
    • Open APIs in CSPs' Infrastructure
    • Diameter Protocol
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Internet of Things
    • LTE-A
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Voice Over LTE
    • Cloud-Based RAN
    • Software-Defined Networks
    • Converged Cable Access Platform
    • Small Cells
    • 802.11u
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
    • LTE Roaming
    • Mobile Subscriber Data Management
    • 802.22
    • IPv6
    • TD-LTE
    • 10G-PON
  • Climbing the Slope
    • DSL Vectoring/
    • Mobile CDN
    • Rich Communication Suite
    • 100 Gbps Transport
    • IMS
    • Long Term Evolution
    • 40 Gbps Transport
    • Femtocells
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile DPI
    • DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1
    • FTTH
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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