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Hype Cycle for the Future of CSP Wireless Networks Infrastructure, 2018

Published: 08 August 2018

ID: G00340452

Analyst(s): Sylvain Fabre


This Hype Cycle can assist CSPs in both selecting appropriate technology portfolios for their infrastructure and 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
    • Drone Base Station
    • Intercarrier Service Automation
    • C-V2X
    • Advanced Underserved Area Comms
    • Open-Source Base Station
    • Li-Fi
    • Uplink-Downlink Decoupling
    • 5G
    • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
  • At the Peak
    • Open-Source Infrastructure
    • Private LTE
    • Edge Computing for CSPs
    • Virtual CPE
    • Open Compute Project Networking
    • e-SIM
    • LoRa
    • NB-IoT
    • LTE for Mission-Critical and Public Safety Networks
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Network as a Service (NaaS)
    • LPWA
    • Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN)
    • Massive MIMO
    • LTE-A Pro
    • Spectrum Sharing
    • White-Box Switching
    • VoLTE
    • Mobile Self-Organizing Networks
    • Wi-SUN
    • Content Filtering as a Service
    • Cloud RAN
    • LTE-U
  • Climbing the Slope
    • HetNets
    • vEPC
    • IPv6
    • LTE-A
    • Small Cells
    • TD-LTE
    • LTE Roaming (IPX)
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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