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Forecast Analysis: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology, Worldwide, 1Q17 Update

Published: 24 March 2017

ID: G00321712

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


Gartner forecasts CSPs' total investment in OT network, software and services worldwide to reach $223.4 billion in constant currency by 2021. Worldwide OT spending is expected to grow at a 2.9% CAGR in constant dollars from 2016 through 2021.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Coverage Update

Forecast Data

  • Currency and Exchange Rates
  • Forecast Tables

Market Impact

  • CSP-OT Network
    • Mobile Infrastructure — Macro Layer — LTE and 4G, 3G, and 2G
    • Small Cells
    • Fixed Access — Fiber, DSL and Other Broadband
    • SPRS 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


  • CSP-OT Investments
  • Economic
  • Technology Roadmap
  • Technology Roadmap
  • CSP-OT Investments
  • Economic
  • Government Incentives and Regulation
  • Government Incentives and Regulation

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