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Forecast Analysis: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology, Worldwide, 4Q17 Update

Published: 18 December 2017

ID: G00322486

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


CSP-OT investment worldwide will grow at a 2.1% CAGR from 2016 through 2021; however, growth in 2017 will be only 0.1%, with $187 billion invested in constant dollars. Technology strategic planners need to balance their efforts between current 4G/LTE and long-term 5G projects.

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


  • CSP Competitive Environment
  • CSP Technology Strategy
  • CSP Technology Strategy
  • Economic and Regulatory Environment

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