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Hype Cycle for the Future of CSP Wireless Networks Infrastructure, 2017

Published: 02 August 2017

ID: G00314847

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre


This Hype Cycle can assist communications service providers' technology strategic planners in selecting appropriate technology portfolios for their infrastructure, matching service strategies that support ubiquitous broadband, digital services and the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
    • Why CSPs Need to Transform the Future of Network Capabilities
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Named Data Networking
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Digital Security for Communications Service Providers
    • Li-Fi
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • 5G
    • LTE Direct
  • At the Peak
    • Spectrum Sharing
    • Open Compute Project Networking
    • Wireless Edge Computing
    • Virtual CPE
    • e-SIM
    • LoRa
    • LPWA
    • NB-IoT
    • LTE for Mission-Critical and Public Safety Networks
    • Sigfox
    • Smart Antennas for CSP Networks
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • LTE-A Pro
    • White-Box Switching
    • Random Phase Multiple Access (RPMA)
    • Voice Over LTE
    • Wi-SUN
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • CSP Network Function Virtualization and Orchestration
    • LTE-U
    • Voice Over Wi-Fi
    • Cloud RAN
    • HetNets
    • Software-Defined Networking
  • Climbing the Slope
    • vEPC
    • IPv6
    • LTE-A
    • Small Cells
    • LTE Roaming (IPX)
    • 6LoWPAN
    • TD-LTE
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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