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Forecast Analysis: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology, Worldwide, 3Q16 Update

Published: 26 September 2016

ID: G00297378

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


We forecast CSPs' total spending on OT network, software and services worldwide to reach $234.7 billion by 2020. Worldwide OT investments are expected to grow at a 4.3% CAGR in constant dollars from 2015 through 2020.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

  • Currency and Exchange Rates
  • Forecast Tables

Market Impact

  • CSP OT Network
  • Mobile Infrastructure — Macro Layer — LTE/4G, 3G and 2G
    • Small Cells
    • Fixed Access — Fiber, DSL and Other Broadband
    • Service Provider Routers and Switches, and Optical Transport
    • Other Network
    • CSP OT Software
    • CSP OT Infrastructure Software
    • CSP OT Application Software
    • CSP OT Services
    • CSP OT Network Infrastructure Services
    • CSP OT Software Services
    • SDN and NFV


  • Influencing Factor: CSP OT Investment
  • Influencing Factor: CSP OT Investment
  • Influencing Factor: CSP Competitive Environment

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