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Market Definitions and Methodology Guide: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology

Published: 24 June 2016

ID: G00297351

Analyst(s): Martina Kurth , Kathie Hackler, Michael Porowski , Jouni Forsman , Norbert Scholz , Ian Keene, Kosei Takiishi , Amresh Nandan , Akshay K. Sharma, Sylvain Fabre , Peter Liu


Communications service provider operational technology includes network infrastructure, software and IT services purchased or delivered as a service to CSPs for use in product delivery. We describe the segmentation, terminology and forecast methodologies used when analyzing worldwide markets.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

  • Communications Service Providers



  • Sources of Information

Forecast Market Demand Model

  • Forecast Market Demand Output
    • SDN/NFV Overlay Forecast
    • Not Included in the CSP-OT Forecast
  • Influencing Factors That Impact the Forecast
    • Vendors (Supply)
    • CSPs (Demand)
    • End Users (Demand)
    • Standards Bodies
    • Macroeconomic


  • Compound Annual Growth Rates
  • Currency Exchange Rates

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
    • Mobile Network Elements
  • 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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