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Market Definitions and Methodology Guide: Communications Service Provider Operational Technology

Published: 27 March 2018

ID: G00328451

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


Communications service provider operational technology includes network infrastructure, software, network infrastructure and software services purchased by CSPs for use in service delivery. We describe the segmentation, terminology and forecast methodologies used when analyzing worldwide markets.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know

  • Communications Service Providers


Notable Changes


  • Sources of Information
  • Forecast Market Demand Model
    • Diagram
    • Components
    • Not Included in the CSP-OT Forecast
    • Influencing Factors


  • Compound Annual Growth Rates
  • Currency Format and Exchange Rates

High-Level Definitions and Segmentation

  • CSP-OT Network
    • Wireless Infrastructure
    • Fixed Access
    • Backbone Architecture
    • Other Network
  • CSP-OT Software
    • CSP-OT Infrastructure Software
    • CSP-OT Application Software
  • CSP-OT Services
    • CSP Network Infrastructure Services
    • CSP-OT Software Services
  • Geographic Definitions

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