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Market Definitions and Methodology Guide: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology

Published: 30 June 2015

ID: G00273489

Analyst(s): Peter Liu, Deborah Kish, Kosei Takiishi, Norbert Scholz, Martina Kurth, Akshay K. Sharma, Jouni Forsman, Mentor Cana, Sylvain Fabre, Kathie Hackler, Ian Keene

Summary

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

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

  • Communications Service Providers

Introduction

Methodology

Market Model

  • Forecast Output
    • Influencing Factors That Impact Forecast Assumptions

Metrics

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • CSP-OT-Network
    • Fixed Access
    • DSL Technologies
    • Fiber
    • Other
  • Optical Transport and Service Provider Routers and Switches
    • Optical Transport System Market
    • Service Provider Routers and Switches
  • Mobile Infrastructure
    • Network Elements
  • Small Cells
    • Picocell
    • Femtocells
    • Carrier Wi-Fi Hot Spots
  • Other Network
  • CSP-OT-Software
    • CSP-OT Infrastructure Software
    • CSP-OT Application Software
  • CSP-OT Services
    • CSP Network Infrastructure Services
    • CSP-OT Software Services
  • Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization
  • Geographic Definitions

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