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Forecast Analysis: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology, Worldwide, 3Q17 Update

Published: 18 September 2017

ID: G00322483

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


Technology strategic planners should review Gartner's quarterly forecast update for assumptions and the resulting market impacts that will affect the modernization of CSP IT operations and networks. CSP-OT investment worldwide will grow at a 2.1% CAGR in constant dollars from 2016 through 2021.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

  • Currency and Exchange Rates
  • Forecast Tables

Market Impact

  • CSP-OT Network
    • Wireless Infrastructure — 5G
    • Wireless Infrastructure — Macro Layer — LTE and 4G, 3G, and 2G
    • Wireless Infrastructure — Small Cells
    • Fixed Access — Fiber, DSL and Other Broadband
    • Backbone Architecture — 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


  • Enterprise Behavior
  • Economic and Regulatory Environment
  • Pricing
  • CSP Business Strategy

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