Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Communications Service Provider Infrastructure, 2016

Published: 25 July 2016

ID: G00290877

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre


This Hype Cycle can assist CSP CTOs in planning and 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
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Named Data Networking
    • Digital Security for Communications Service Providers
    • OpenConfig
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Li-Fi
    • Terahertz Waves
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • Open Compute Project Networking
    • 5G
    • LTE Direct
    • Wireless Network Monitoring
    • LTE-A Pro
  • At the Peak
    • Mobile-Edge Computing
    • Virtual CPE
    • Embedded SIM
    • LoRa
    • Sigfox
    • 4G for Emergency Public Services
    • Smart Antennas for CSP Networks
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • 802.11ai
    • White-Box Switching
    • Mobile Satellite Services
    • LTE-U
    • Voice Over LTE
    • LTE-M
    • NB-IoT
    • RPMA
    • Wi-SUN
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • LTE-A
    • CSP Network Function Virtualization
    • Software-Defined Networking
    • Voice Over Wi-Fi
    • Heterogeneous Networks
    • vEPC
    • Cloud RAN
    • Super Wi-Fi
  • Climbing the Slope
    • 802.22
    • Ka Band Satellite Communications
    • LTE Roaming (IP eXchange)
    • Small Cells
    • TD-LTE
    • 6LoWPAN
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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