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Hype Cycle for the Telecommunications Industry, 2014

Published: 04 August 2014

ID: G00260996

Analyst(s): Kamlesh Bhatia


CSPs' future existence will depend on their ability to deliver individual experiences over an industrial-scale infrastructure. This Hype Cycle examines the key systems, processes and platforms that will help CSPs tide over their competitors and remain relevant to their consumers.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Cognizant Computing
    • IoT Platform
    • Open-Source Telecom Operations Management Systems
    • 5G
    • DevOps
  • At the Peak
    • In-Memory Computing
    • Subscription Billing
    • Business Capability Modeling
    • Managed Mobility Services
    • Open APIs in CSPs' Infrastructure
    • IT/OT Integration
    • Communications Service Providers as Cloud Service Brokerages
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • Hybrid Mobile Development
    • Social Network Analysis
    • Capacity-Planning and Management Tools
    • Context-Enriched Services
    • CSP Network Intelligence
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 4G Standard
    • Big Data
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Voice Over LTE
    • Cloud-Based RAN
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Software-Defined Networks
    • Innovation Management
    • Mobile QoS for LTE
    • Mobile Unified Communications
    • Telecom Analytics
    • Real-Time Infrastructure
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Next-Generation Service Delivery Platforms
    • Retail Mobile Payments
    • Mobile Subscriber Data Management
    • Service-Oriented Architecture in OSS/BSS and SDP
    • Location-Based Advertising/Location-Based Marketing
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Content Integration
    • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    • Mobile CDN
    • Rich Communication Suite
    • Mobile Advertising
    • Enterprise Architecture
    • IP Service Assurance
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile DPI
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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