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Hype Cycle for Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2015

Published: 04 August 2015

ID: G00274886

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre


This Hype Cycle can assist CSP CTOs in selecting appropriate technology portfolios for their infrastructure to match service strategies to support ubiquitous broadband, digital services and the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
    • Why CSP Networks Need New Capabilities
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • On the Rise
    • Named Data Networking
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Super Cell
    • Terahertz Waves
    • 5G
    • LTE-M
    • LTE Direct
    • 802.11ah
    • Cognitive Radio
    • Mobile-Edge Computing
  • At the Peak
    • Wide-Area IoT Networks
    • Smart Antennas for CSP Networks
    • 4G for Emergency Public Services
    • LTE-U
    • Machine Learning
    • eUICC
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • 802.11ai
    • White-Box Switching
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Voice Over LTE
    • Network Function Virtualization
    • LTE-A
    • Cellular to Wi-Fi Authentication
    • Software-Defined Networks
    • Voice Over Wi-Fi
    • Cloud-Based RAN
    • Wi-Fi Positioning and Analytical Systems
    • LTE Roaming (IP Exchange)
    • Small Cells
    • Super Wi-Fi
    • 802.22
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Bluetooth 4
    • Ka Band Satellite Communications
    • TD-LTE
    • Mobile CDN
    • ZigBee
    • 802.11ac Wave 1
    • Long Term Evolution
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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