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07/07/15 25GE Ports to Make Up 9 Percent of Converged Data Center Network Adapter Market by 2019, Says IHS
07/06/15 Virtualizing Network Security with NFV and SDN Explored in New Whitepaper and Webinar
06/29/15 Huawei and Cisco Lead Policy Management Vendor Scorecard
06/24/15 Ciena, Cisco and Infinera Lead 2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network Hardware Scorecard
06/19/15 OTT, Subscriber Data Monetization Top Reasons Operators Deploy SDPs
06/17/15 Growth Ahead for Enterprise SBCs as Voice over IP Gateways Are Replaced
06/16/15 Mobile Services Market Dragged by Europe Again
06/15/15 Network Operators Overhaul Billing Systems, Look to Cloud
06/15/15 Open Networking Is Invading the Data Center
06/12/15 Mixed-Bag Carrier Ethernet Equipment Market Set to Top $29 Billion in 2019
06/11/15 Reliable WiFi for Multiscreen TV Is Powering Explosive Growth in WiFi Extender Market
06/11/15 35 Percent of Operators Surveyed Will Deploy NFV This Year
06/10/15 Virtual Routers on Track to Grow 125% in the Next Year
06/10/15 Cable Broadband Equipment Market Off to Mixed Start in 2015
06/08/15 14 Percent Increase for Broadband Equipment Market from a Year Ago
06/08/15 Operators Spent $67B Outsourcing Network Tasks in 2014
06/04/15 Microwave Market Slumps in Q1 as Operators Remain Capex Cautious
06/04/15 LTE Peaking at $6 Billion a Quarter – Not Enough to Offset 2G/3G Decline
06/03/15 Data Center and Enterprise SDN Market to Grow More than 15-fold by 2019
06/03/15 Femtocell Market Moderately Up in Q1
06/02/15 Businesses’ Move to the Cloud Dampening Sales of UC Solutions
06/02/15 Telecom Carrier Spending Entering New Era Marked by Diverse Regional Trends
06/01/15 Cloud Service Providers Reveal Preferences for Data Center Technologies and Vendors
05/29/15 Software-Defined WAN Taking Hold in the Data Center
05/29/15 Shift Underway in Mobile Coverage and Capacity Market
05/27/15 Packet-Optical Transport Deployments Slower Than Anticipated
   

   Broadband Access

06/11/15 Reliable WiFi for Multiscreen TV Is Powering Explosive Growth in WiFi Extender Market
06/10/15 Cable Broadband Equipment Market Off to Mixed Start in 2015
06/08/15 14 Percent Increase for Broadband Equipment Market from a Year Ago
04/10/15 Telcos and Cablecos Ramp Spending on Premium Broadband CPE in the Race to Gigabit
04/09/15 Infonetics Projects Fixed Broadband Subscribers to Approach 1 Billion in 2019, Led by China
03/03/15 Record Year for Broadband Equipment Market in 2014, Thanks to Gigabit Mantra
03/02/15 Broadband Operators Reveal Ambitious Network Upgrade Plans
02/27/15 Cable Broadband Speed Battles Rage as Operators Invest in Record DOCSIS
01/06/15 Nearly 90 Million DOCSIS 3.0 CPE Units Shipped Over Last 12 Quarters
11/26/14 High-end gateways and STBs crowding out broadband routers in some home networking markets
11/24/14 Investment in high-bandwidth services pushes DOCSIS channel shipments up 95% YoY
11/18/14 Broadband equipment market flat in 3Q14 as PON grows and DSL slows
08/28/14 DOCSIS channels pass 1 million for first time in Q2; CCAP revenue up 42%
08/21/14 Broadband aggregation equipment passes $2B in 2Q14 as operators ‘binge on broadband’
08/05/14 Fixed broadband infrastructure investments are rebounding in Brazil
07/11/14 C-DOCSIS revenue to nearly double this year, led by China
06/17/14 Operators worldwide turning up DOCSIS 3.0 CPE, lifting sales 11% in 1Q14
05/28/14 CCAP on fire, sales up 177% in 1Q14; Arris nabs lead in both CMTS and CCAP
05/27/14 802.11ac routers to make up nearly a third of WiFi-enabled router shipments by 2015
05/23/14 Operators rate Arris and Pace top residential gateway vendors in Infonetics survey
05/22/14 Gigabit PON spending climbs 44% YoY in 1Q14; Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent neck-and-neck
03/19/14 DOCSIS 3.0 gateway revenue up 85% year-over-year
03/10/14 Tier 3 operators ramping VDSL2 in 2014, rate Calix, Adtran, ALU top broadband vendors
03/04/14 Converged cable access platform (CCAP) channel shipments rocket 192% in Q4; Casa gains
03/04/14 Record year for GPON in China; VDSL shipments outstrip ADSL for first time ever
03/04/14 Infonetics launches broadband subscriber database of 130+ global service providers
11/08/13 Focus of home networking industry squarely on multiscreen video
09/26/13 Fixed LTE and DOCSIS 3.0 propel broadband CPE market as carriers extend footprint
09/26/13 Over-the-top home automation services gaining popularity with service providers
08/29/13 First CCAP deployments underway; impact already being felt in cable broadband market
08/26/13 PON rallies broadband aggregation market in Q2
07/25/13 Russia and Brazil have higher FTTH subscriber take-rates, lower GPON spending than China
07/24/13 Politics playing role in growth of cable broadband and Ethernet over Coax (EoC) in China
06/12/13 CCAP deployments imminent, expected to spark cable broadband market
06/12/13 Huawei widens lead in broadband CPE market; Cable, FTTH CPE gain
06/05/13 North America up, other regions down in broadband aggregation spending
05/20/13 MoCA heating up home networking device market; 802.11ac/n WiFi broadband routers...
05/15/13 Multiscreen video delivery via residential gateways a fast-growing trend
04/18/13 10G, 40G, 100G network port shipments up 62% in 2012, revenue to double by 2017
03/25/13 Broadband CPE devices have best year ever; WiFi-enabled CPE taking off
02/27/13 GPON and VDSL bright spots in struggling broadband aggregation market
02/27/13 Cable broadband market primed for double-digit recovery in 2013
01/22/13 Huge market potential for Ethernet over Coax in China; Cablecos prepare for broadband fight
   

   Data Center and Cloud

07/07/15 25GE Ports to Make Up 9 Percent of Converged Data Center Network Adapter Market by 2019, Says IHS
06/15/15 Open Networking Is Invading the Data Center
06/01/15 Cloud Service Providers Reveal Preferences for Data Center Technologies and Vendors
05/29/15 Software-Defined WAN Taking Hold in the Data Center
04/22/15 Virtualization Driving Enterprise Data Center Security Purchases, Budgets Growing 57%
03/18/15 Data Center Ethernet Switching Goes Bare Metal
03/09/15 New Era of Data Centers Coming via 25GE; Intel’s Grantley Server Chip Driving Growth
02/27/15 Data Center SDN Vendor Market Share Up for Grabs
02/03/15 Cloud-as-a-Service (CaaS) Is on Fire, Shows Infonetics Cloud Survey
01/19/15 25GE and 50GE Poised to Transform Data Center Switching Market
01/07/15 Fibre Channel SAN Shows New Life, Cisco Makes Strong Gains
11/13/14 Cloud services to top $200 billion by 2018; Google, IBM, Amazon lead market
11/11/14 Growth spike expected in the virtual security appliances market, driven by SDN and NFV
11/10/14 Infonetics survey respondents rate Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Google and Cisco top cloud service providers
09/30/14 Orchestration software is the new battleground in the data center
09/29/14 White box switching having a big impact on data center networking, up 95% from a year ago
09/24/14 QLogic moves into #3 spot in converged data center network adapter market; SAN woes continue
06/17/14 16G Fibre Channel ramping fast, already 42% of the global SAN market in 1Q14
06/02/14 ADC and WAN optimization markets being reenergized by IPOs and startups' SDN play
05/14/14 Cloud service providers and enterprises on divergent paths when it comes to public cloud
03/24/14 27% of data center ports sold as bundles; half converged network ports carry storage traffic
03/20/14 Cloud-based DDoS mitigation services growing fast
03/10/14 QLogic challenging Emulex’s lead in converged data center network adapters
03/07/14 Virtual appliances going mainstream in the data center
02/03/14 Hybrid cloud is next big thing in the data center
12/13/13 Virtual servers and switches to dominate data center by 2015, paving the way to SDN
12/09/13 New Infonetics report projects data center and enterprise SDN market will top $3B by 2017
11/26/13 Virtual solutions open door for growth in application delivery controller market
10/02/13 16G Fibre Channel taking SAN market by storm, to pass 8G this year
09/05/13 Return to growth for ADCs, while WAN optimization slips further year-over-year
07/22/13 Former Alcatel-Lucent strategist Clifford Grossner joins Infonetics as data center and cloud analyst
06/27/13 16G Fibre Channel comes back strong in 1Q13
06/27/13 Data center equipment takes hit in 1Q13; Citrix gains on F5
05/06/13 Operators reveal their data center plans in latest Infonetics study
03/20/13 High performance interconnect market doubled, SAN held steady in 2012; growth ahead
03/13/13 Another solid year for data center network equipment, and more to come
01/28/13 SDN, OpenFlow, collaboration and security on the minds of operators...
01/24/13 Data center security buyers wrestling with network upgrades and massive attack volume
   

   Enterprise Networks

04/02/15 Wireless LAN Gear Nears $5 Billion in 2014; 802.11ac Access Points Take Off
04/01/15 Enterprise Router Market’s Strong Q4 in China Not Enough to Offset Global Declines
03/31/15 Ethernet Switch Revenue Reaches New Record
12/11/14 Ethernet switch market accelerating with 2.5G and 25G Ethernet speeds on the horizon
12/10/14 Nearly a quarter of all access points are now 802.11ac, shows WLAN market report
12/09/14 Enterprise router market improves in 3Q14
10/23/14 Infonetics study: Security is #1 concern for enterprise access networks
09/09/14 Bounce back in Ethernet switch market in Q2 belies hostile challenges faced by vendors
09/08/14 802.11ac access point penetration nearly doubling every quarter, shows WLAN report
09/05/14 No seasonal rebound in enterprise router sales in 2Q14, market down 9% from a year ago
06/30/14 Cloud is our number-one networking initiative, say enterprises in Infonetics’ latest survey
06/06/14 Wireless LAN access point ASPs on the rise, sparked by 802.11ac
06/04/14 Enterprise router market off to a rough start, plunges 14% sequentially
06/04/14 Ethernet switch market down 15% in the first quarter as growth stalls
04/23/14 HP makes strong showing in latest Infonetics Ethernet switch buyer survey
02/28/14 Cloud, higher-performance devices lift enterprise router market out of multiyear rut
02/28/14 802.11ac ramping fast as wireless LAN market sets another quarterly high
12/11/13 Ethernet switch revenue returns to year-over-year growth in Q3
12/11/13 Enterprise router market continues rebound, grows for second consecutive quarter
12/10/13 Wireless LAN growth falls below 10% in Q3
11/13/13 Big jump in mobile device use in the workplace escalates wireless LAN deployments
09/10/13 Wireless LAN market up 12% in 2Q13
09/09/13 North America salvages Ethernet switch market in 2Q13
08/29/13 Outlook improving for enterprise router market
06/28/13 Enterprises’ network demands on a collision course with budget reality
05/30/13 Enterprise router market starts 2013 on a down note
05/30/13 WLAN gear sees rare down quarter
05/30/13 Cisco takes early lead in 100G Ethernet switches
04/18/13 10G, 40G, 100G network port shipments up 62% in 2012, revenue to double by 2017
04/10/13 Ethernet switch buyers willing to take a second look at alternative vendors
03/05/13 New high of $4 billion for wireless LAN market in 2012
03/05/13 Solid year behind, better year ahead for Ethernet switch market
03/05/13 Branch expansion and upgrades expected to drive growth in enterprise router market
   

   Enterprise Voice, Video, and Unified Communication

06/17/15 Growth Ahead for Enterprise SBCs as Voice over IP Gateways Are Replaced
06/02/15 Businesses’ Move to the Cloud Dampening Sales of UC Solutions
05/11/15 Top Spot in Cloud Unified Communications Scorecard Goes to 8x8
05/08/15 In VoIP Services Market, Business Segment Offsets Residential Slowdown
04/03/15 Videoconferencing Equipment Market Hits $1 Billion in the Fourth Quarter
03/30/15 Businesses Detail Plans to Move Unified Communications to the Cloud, Name Top Vendors
03/26/15 Enterprise Session Border Controller Market Hits $271 Million in 2014
03/10/15 Enterprise PBX Market Continues Slide Despite Improving Economic Conditions
01/14/15 Videoconferencing Equipment Vendors Feeling the Impact of Shifting Market Trends
01/08/15 SIP Trunking Services Push eSBC Market up 11% from a Year Ago
11/24/14 PBX market down YoY as businesses invest in unified communications (UC) and evaluate cloud and changing pricing models
10/10/14 SIP trunking services market expected to top $8 billion by 2018
09/30/14 Over 3/4 of N. American businesses surveyed plan to use SIP trunking by 2016
09/18/14 Shift to software and services in enterprise videoconferencing market tamps revenue growth
09/08/14 Enterprise session border controller (eSBC) market up 8% in 2Q14
08/22/14 PBX market struggles linger in first half of 2014; UC market up 31% from year ago
08/13/14 Cloud PBX and unified communication services a $12 billion market by 2018
06/19/14 PBX-based video buoys videoconferencing market
06/10/14 Cisco entrenched atop enterprise session border controller (eSBC) market
05/30/14 Unified communications market up 27% from a year ago; PBX market continues to take hits
05/12/14 8x8 is #1 in Infonetics’ hosted unified communications scorecard; Verizon, XO, AT&T tops in IP connectivity
04/14/14 Infonetics forecasts VoIP and UC services to grow to $88B market by 2018
03/20/14 Videoconferencing and telepresence equipment market up 5%
03/18/14 Videoconferencing and collaboration show strongest growth among UC apps
03/12/14 Enterprise SBC market grew 42% in 2013
02/25/14 Mergers and buyouts stir enterprise telephony market; UC revenue climbs 31% in 2013
10/21/13 Cloud unified communications, SIP trunking fuel growth in VoIP services market
10/07/13 Unified communications survey finds video and cloud on the rise in the enterprise
09/20/13 Videoconferencing is up as market moves to lower-cost solutions
09/18/13 Cisco solidifies lead in enterprise SBCs in second quarter
09/06/13 UC lighting up struggling enterprise communications market
08/15/13 Telenor nabs top spot in Infonetics' EMEA business VoIP scorecard for 2nd straight year
06/14/13 Doubling year-over-year, PBX-based video systems keeping enterprise video market afloat
06/13/13 Cisco, Acme Packet, Sonus vie for lead in growing enterprise SBC market
05/28/13 Tough times for enterprise telephony market, down 10% from year-ago 1st quarter
05/14/13 Infonetics Scorecard ranks Comcast, Verizon, 8x8, XO top N. American business VoIP providers; IP connectivity becoming commodity
04/16/13 VoIP services market getting boost from cloud telephony, hosted UC, SIP trunking
03/28/13 SIP trunking gaining favor as businesses seek more reliable, less costly communication services
03/19/13 Enterprise SBC market strong in N. America; Cisco, Acme Packet battle it out
03/18/13 Video conferencing market gearing up for comeback
02/25/13 PBX revenue falls despite demand; Unified communications vendor battle looming
   

   M2M and The Internet of Things

01/20/15 Healthcare Providers Slow to Invest in M2M Solutions, Muting Near-Term Growth of Connected Health Market
01/15/15 Mobile M2M Module Market to Grow Nearly Three-fold to $4.5 Billion by 2018
11/25/14 Machine-to-machine (M2M) services to double to $45B by 2018, driven by automotive sector
11/06/14 Infonetics welcomes M2M and IoT analyst John Byrne
08/04/14 Making money from smart grid M2M services hindered by unlicensed Internet connections
07/31/14 More broadband providers jumping on the home automation bandwagon
07/15/14 Connected car service providers to reap $17B in 2018 as GM, BMW, Tesla and others ramp smart apps
05/29/14 China Mobile, AT&T, and Vodafone among world’s top M2M service providers
05/19/14 Mobile M2M module market to nearly double to $2.9 billion by 2018
05/13/14 M2M service providers discuss strategy and name top platform vendors in Infonetics survey
04/16/14 As businesses turn to the IoT for growth, M2M WAN connections set to triple by 2018
02/05/14 Enterprises turning to M2M services to get a leg up on competition
11/06/13 Vendor consolidation continues in mobile M2M module market amidst challenging environment
10/22/13 M2M and Internet of Things event examines businesses using and benefiting from M2M
10/15/13 Infonetics forecasts M2M services to hit $31 billion, M2M connections to top 4 billion by 2017
08/13/13 Infonetics launches M2M and Connected World market research program
06/19/13 Mobile M2M module segment of the M2M market hits $1.5 billion
   

   Mobile and Wireless

06/16/15 Mobile Services Market Dragged by Europe Again
06/04/15 LTE Peaking at $6 Billion a Quarter – Not Enough to Offset 2G/3G Decline
05/08/15 Mobile Operators Using EDGE, HSPA+ to Improve User Experience on the Road to LTE
04/21/15 Japan’s Mobile Operators Gear Up for 3.5GHz Rollouts
04/21/15 Mobile Infrastructure Spending in China Jumped 51 Percent in 2014
04/08/15 Whitepaper: Centralized SON (C-SON) Is Paving the Way to True Zero-Touch Networks
03/17/15 LTE Singlehandedly Pushes Mobile Infrastructure Market to $47B in 2014
12/22/14 Mobile broadband overtakes SMS as largest generator of mobile data revenue
12/11/14 Infonetics projects C-RAN architecture equipment market to top $10 billion by 2018
12/10/14 iPhone 6 drives uptick in smartphone market
12/04/14 LTE market to peak in 2015
11/14/14 More operators looking at centralized SON (C-SON) to manage 2G, 3G and 4G networks
10/28/14 Whitepaper examines the Diameter use cases operators need to plan for in IMS networks
10/27/14 Self-organizing network (SON) vendor landscape bifurcating as centralized SON (C-SON) gains ground
09/09/14 Smartphone market marginally up in 2Q14; Lower-cost devices will drag down YoY revenue
09/02/14 Asia Pacific is world’s largest source of LTE revenue thanks to China’s colossal LTE rollouts
08/27/14 LTE unstoppable as barriers and technical issues wane
06/26/14 Voice over LTE taking off absent an immediate business case; Japan’s Line overtakes Skype
06/25/14 Mobile messaging security gateways and Gi/SGi firewalls set for spectacular growth
06/19/14 China joins the LTE smartphone revolution
06/12/14 Europe’s Big 5 push for consolidation as mobile service revenue drags on the global market
06/02/14 Evolved packet core market more than doubles in 1Q14, offsetting 2G/3G skid
05/19/14 EDGE and HSPA/HSPA+ holding steady in face of LTE blitz
04/16/14 Demand for Ethernet macrocell backhaul gear is solid, but pricing pressure hinders growth
04/08/14 Security of VoLTE services examined in April 10 Infonetics Research webinar
03/19/14 FDD-LTE takes over reigns in smartphone market
02/28/14 Is Brazil mobile-ready for FIFA World Cup? Infonetics report says no
01/10/14 Mobile security gateway market to close 2013 up 70% as carriers step up battle against spam, threats
12/13/13 As operators strive for “zero touch networks,” optimization/self-organizing market grows
12/10/13 Mobile operators leaning on self-organizing networks to keep opex in check
11/14/13 China mobilizing for huge LTE rollout; Mobile infrastructure growth braking in Japan
10/31/13 DAS a big and bumpy — and still growing — $2-billion dollar business
09/20/13 Infonetics survey identifies operators’ LTE deployment challenges, top LTE vendors
09/18/13 W-CDMA driving worldwide smartphone market
09/17/13 Peak year for macrocell mobile deployments; Huawei gets big boost
06/21/13 WiFi tablets pressuring embedded mobile broadband card market
06/20/13 European consumers spending less on mobile communications
06/20/13 LTE not enough to lift mobile infrastructure market in Q1
06/20/13 User experience takes front seat in HSPA+ and EDGE deployments
04/10/13 Japanese carriers shuttering 3G as LTE accelerates; China mobile subscribers top 1 billion
03/21/13 LTE smartphones up 151% in 4th quarter
03/13/13 Is there a mobile spectrum shortage? New data from Infonetics may come as a surprise
03/13/13 LTE market nearly doubling in 2013
02/07/13 Employee-owned “rogue” devices a top reason enterprises invest in mobile device security
   

   Mobile Backhaul and Microwave

06/04/15 Microwave Market Slumps in Q1 as Operators Remain Capex Cautious
12/02/14 LTE-A and small cells propelling the microwave equipment market back to growth in 2015
10/24/14 MNOs see strong role for small cells, but backhaul challenges remain
10/20/14 Revenue growth constrained in macrocell mobile backhaul market despite demand
10/17/14 Momentum building in millimeter wave market, ignited by outdoor small cells
10/14/14 Mobile operators evaluating SDN and NFV for more flexible and cost-effective backhaul
07/15/14 A third of operators plan to use SDN in transport networks for backhaul in next 2 years
06/25/14 Outdoor small cell backhaul market expected to pick up later this year
05/30/14 Microwave equipment market slides 17% sequentially in 1Q14; NEC gains
04/16/14 Demand for Ethernet macrocell backhaul gear is solid, but pricing pressure hinders growth
03/03/14 Microwave equipment market to grow through 2016 as backhaul gets smart
02/21/14 Outdoor small cell challenges mount, stymieing deployments
02/20/14 Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Cisco get top marks from operators in Infonetics mobile backhaul wireline survey
12/18/13 Outdoor small cell backhaul equipment expected to reach critical mass in 2015
11/27/13 LTE-Advanced, small cells to lift microwave equipment market; Huawei bounces back
10/30/13 LTE backhaul, EMEA leading charge in millimeter wave gear space
10/29/13 Macrocell mobile backhaul market growth decelerating
08/26/13 Microwave equipment market up 5%; Ericsson increases lead, NEC moves into 2nd
08/01/13 Operators give nod to microwave vendors NEC, Huawei, Ericsson; small cells may disrupt the field
10/15/13 Outdoor small cell backhaul market kicking into high gear in 2014
04/02/13 Millimeter wave market set to double in 2013, fueled by LTE backhaul, led by BridgeWave
04/02/13 Mobile backhaul market passes $8 billion, driven by HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE deployments
03/07/13 Microwave equipment market forecast to hit $5.2 billion in 2017; Alcatel-Lucent gains in Q4
01/16/13 Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challenges
   

   Mobile Coverage and Capacity
   Network Downtime
   Networking Ports
   Optical

06/24/15 Ciena, Cisco and Infinera Lead 2015 IHS Infonetics Optical Network Hardware Scorecard
05/27/15 Packet-Optical Transport Deployments Slower Than Anticipated
05/26/15 Europe Exiting Optical Spending Slump, Data Centers Bullish on 100G
05/12/15 In Data Center Optics Market, 40G Transceivers Ubiquitous, 100G Accelerating
05/12/15 In Telecom Optics Market, 100G Transceiver Growth Suppressed Until 2016
03/11/15 OTN Switch Spending Up 40 Percent from a Year Ago
02/23/15 Optical Network Hardware Market Sees Diverse Results by Vendor and Region in 2014
11/17/14 Optical equipment spending dips 5% from a year ago as WDM wanes in N.A. and EMEA
11/14/14 Growth spurt on the way for 100GbE optical transceivers, led by new silicon and . . .
10/21/14 Infonetics whitepaper and Oct. 28 webinar help kick off the ‘Packet-Optical Migration’
10/06/14 OTN switching and P-OTS markets shoot up 35% from year ago
10/03/14 Battleground for 100G+ coherent gear and components shifting to the metro
08/15/14 Internet content providers provide boost to N. American optical spending, Asia up 56% in Q2
05/20/14 Vendor SDN strategies not yet playing key role in carriers’ optical transport equipment decisions
05/19/14 WDM optical spending up 8% year-over-year; 100G makes up 20% of the market
05/06/14 CDC ROADM rollouts to provide near-term boost for WSS component market
03/26/14 Infinera, Fujitsu, Cisco, Ciena, and Huawei top Infonetics’ new optical networking vendor scorecard
03/10/14 OTN switching is booming; Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, and Infinera cashing in
02/18/14 Optical gear spending flat in 4Q13 as North America sags and EMEA surges
11/22/13 Operators answer the big questions about metro 100G and ROADM deployments
11/20/13 Pricing pressures drive down ROADM component market in first half of 2013
11/18/13 Carriers dialing back spending on optical equipment; WDM segment outpaces the market
10/23/13 Coherent 100G WDM shipments tripling this year, reports Infonetics
10/21/13 Operators name Ciena, ALU, Cisco and Huawei tops in P-OTS
10/16/13 N. America OTN switching revenue more than triples in 1st half of 2013, reports Infonetics
08/19/13 North America, 100G push optical equipment market up 27% QoQ
06/17/13 100G optical coherent systems, CDC ROADMs offer hope in stagnant WSS component
05/20/13 Optical WDM market up 10% from year-ago first quarter
05/07/13 OTN switching reaching mainstream status with service providers
04/18/13 10G, 40G, 100G network port shipments up 62% in 2012, revenue to double by 2017
04/01/13 100G optical transceiver shipments more than doubling in 2013 and 2014
03/27/13 Optical transport network (OTN) market to top $13 billion by 2017
02/20/13 Optical network market poised for growth in 2013
01/15/13 OTN switching poised for breakout growth
   

   Outsourcing
   Overall Market Trends and Forecasts
   Pay TV and Video

05/21/15 Pay TV Providers Embrace OTT Video and ‘Skinny’ Bundles to Stave Off Cord-Cutting
01/09/15 Shift to Generic Hardware and Virtualization Pressuring Video Equipment Prices
11/20/14 Multiscreen TV providers moving quickly to NFV, shows Infonetics survey
11/19/14 Over-the-top (OTT) pay TV expected to soar to $10B by 2018
10/14/14 Set-top box market hits $4.8 billion 2Q14; market seeing “mixed signals” reports Infonetics Research
06/16/14 Cable STB sales perk up in 1Q14; OTT media servers set to soar in China, emerging markets
06/03/14 OTT and multiscreen TV drive spending on broadcast and streaming video equipment
05/20/14 IPTV providers planning significant uptake of set-top boxes with 802.11ac in 2015
03/14/14 Video gateways a bright spot in slumping STB market
02/18/14 Emerging markets driving growth in pay-TV market
02/12/14 Pay-TV operators look to ‘second screen’ apps and enhanced DVR in tug-of-war for subscribers
01/02/14 Cable STB shipments nose-dive in Asia in 3Q13; Arris takes first
12/20/13 Pay-TV providers sweat legacy assets while gearing up for ultra-high-definition TV
12/19/13 Cable’s share of pay-TV market continues to shrink as telco IPTV and satellite surge
11/07/13 Infonetics pay-TV database confirms IPTV and cable TV subscribers on opposite trajectories
10/30/13 Gains in Asia and Latin America STB markets won’t offset declines in N, America, W. Europe
07/08/13 IPTV upstarts in Brazil, Russia, Europe winning subscribers from incumbents, shows Infonetics pay-TV database
07/03/13 BRIC countries keep pay-TV market growing despite cable subscriber losses
07/02/13 Rise in OTT and multiscreen TV push pay-TV operators to invest in adaptive bitrate gear and transcoders
07/01/13 Cable STBs buck usual Q1 lull; Cisco puts up best-ever quarter in STBs
06/28/13 Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming, HTML5 are top picks among operators delivering OTT video
04/08/13 STB market springs back; video gateways, media players drive future growth
01/22/13 Multi-screen content licensing still a major headache for pay TV operators
   

   Scorecards
   SDN and NFV

07/06/15 Virtualizing Network Security with NFV and SDN Explored in New Whitepaper and Webinar
06/11/15 35 Percent of Operators Surveyed Will Deploy NFV This Year
06/03/15 Data Center and Enterprise SDN Market to Grow More than 15-fold by 2019
04/16/15 North American Businesses Plan to Have SDN Live in the LAN by 2017
02/27/15 Data Center SDN Vendor Market Share Up for Grabs
11/25/14 NFV will have big impact on deep packet inspection (DPI) market
11/05/14 Infonetics forecasts carrier SDN and NFV market to reach $11 billion by 2018
10/14/14 Mobile operators evaluating SDN and NFV for more flexible and cost-effective backhaul
09/10/14 Data center and enterprise SDN market grows legs, soars 192% year-over-year
07/29/14 87% of medium and large N. American enterprises surveyed by Infonetics intend to have SDN live in the data center by 2016
07/21/14 Cumulative $1 trillion to be spent on telecom and datacom equipment and software over next 5 years
06/30/14 Infonetics releases Global Telecom and Datacom Market Trends and Drivers report
06/13/14 Ethernet 10G and 100G service revenue set to grow to 300% by 2018
06/11/14 SDN and NFV to bring about shift in data center security investments
06/03/14 OTT and multiscreen TV drive spending on broadcast and streaming video equipment
05/20/14 Vendor SDN strategies not yet playing key role in carriers’ optical transport equipment decisions
04/03/14 SDN and NFV moving from lab to field trials; Operators name top NFV use case
03/04/14 SDN is leading carrier router/switch market into a period of hesitation
12/13/13 Virtual servers and switches to dominate data center by 2015, paving the way to SDN
12/09/13 New Infonetics report projects data center and enterprise SDN market will top $3B by 2017
09/30/13 Policy management software will pass $1 billion in 2013; key to monetization, VoLTE, SDN
07/15/13 Operators reveal where in their networks they plan to deploy SDN and NFV first
01/28/13 SDN, OpenFlow, collaboration and security on the minds of operators...
   

   Security

07/06/15 Virtualizing Network Security with NFV and SDN Explored in New Whitepaper and Webinar
04/30/15 Strong Growth Ahead for Cloud Security Services as Operators Leverage SDN and NFV
04/28/15 Mobile Security Client Market Chalks Up Another Year of Double-Digit Growth
04/22/15 Virtualization Driving Enterprise Data Center Security Purchases, Budgets Growing 57%
03/16/15 Survey Unveils Businesses’ Plans for Mobile Security, Internet of Things, Wearables
03/10/15 Network Security Market Lifted by Cloud and Data Center Projects; Shift Coming
02/26/15 SaaS and Virtual Appliances Buoy Flagging Content Security Gateway Market
12/10/14 DDoS prevention hardware sales top $100 million in 3Q14
12/09/14 SaaS heats up the otherwise plateauing content security gateway market
12/08/14 Network security market on a roll as 2014 comes to a close
12/05/14 IoT and ICS security primed for explosive growth, with distributed firewall revenue growing 30-fold
11/12/14 DNS infrastructure is highly vulnerable to attacks; Infonetics examines how to protect it
11/11/14 Growth spike expected in the virtual security appliances market, driven by SDN and NFV
11/07/14 New threats drive mobile device security software market to 25% CAGR through 2018
09/24/14 Cisco finishes 1st in Infonetics' security scorecard; Challengers making moves
09/15/14 Businesses want security solutions that improve efficacy and shrink the threat window
09/09/14 Vendor shakeup in network security market starts in Q2, more to come
09/09/14 Growth in security SaaS and virtual appliances buoys content security gateway market
06/25/14 Mobile messaging security gateways and Gi/SGi firewalls set for spectacular growth
06/12/14 Security and data center vendors renew focus on DDoS as attacks multiply; Arbor leads
06/11/14 SDN and NFV to bring about shift in data center security investments
06/09/14 Content security gateway market hits plateau; SaaS remains a bright spot
06/09/14 Integrated security solutions gain share in network security market in 1Q14
04/28/14 Data center security buyers may switch vendors to get high performance now
04/25/14 Infonetics projects mobile device security software market to reach $3.4 billion in 2018
04/08/14 Security of VoLTE services examined in April 10 Infonetics Research webinar
03/20/14 Cloud-based DDoS mitigation services growing fast
03/19/14 Cisco gobbles SourceFire, gains share in network security market
03/05/14 Mobile device security taking front stage as businesses try to get tighter grip on mobile gear
03/05/14 Standalone content security market contracts while SaaS market spikes (up 23% YoY)
01/10/14 Mobile security gateway market to close 2013 up 70% as carriers step up battle against spam, threats
12/16/13 Infonetics survey: Cloud and data center operators investing heavily in security, rate top vendors
12/11/13 Application-layer attacks sparking new investments in DDoS solutions
12/05/13 SaaS security sales up 29% year-over-year in 3Q13
12/05/13 NSA spygate underscores need for multi-layered security in the data center – new report
11/11/13 Hacker attacks and concerns over government spying help spur mobile security market
10/17/13 Cloud security services to top $9 billion by 2017, barring stumbling blocks
09/18/13 Impact of exploding SMS spam and mobile malware on MNOs addressed in Sept. 19 Infonetics webinar
09/12/13 Standalone security markets stalling as integrated security markets grow
09/12/13 SaaS content security market to top $1 billion by 2017
08/14/13 Network upgrades forcing enterprises to buy faster firewalls
08/01/13 Skyrocketing SMS/MMS security gateway market to grow at least 9-fold by 2017
07/17/13 DDoS prevention market to grow by double digits through 2014
06/05/13 New network security solutions will stimulate spending, shift vendor standings
06/05/13 Vendor share shakeups expected in content security market in 2013
05/14/13 Virtual security appliance market doubling by 2017; quest to secure data centers and cloud continues
04/23/13 Mobile security client market forecast to hit $2.9 billion by 2017
04/05/13 Enterprise data center security buyers open to upstart vendors
04/05/13 Managed security services top $13 billion in 2012; strong growth ahead for cloud security
03/26/13 New technology identifies cyber security threats faster; live Infonetics webcast Mar. 27 for security vendors
03/11/13 Content security market rebounds in the 4th quarter of 2012
03/11/13 Network security market up 10% in 2012 as competition heats up
02/07/13 Employee-owned “rogue” devices a top reason enterprises invest in mobile device security
01/24/13 Data center security buyers wrestling with network upgrades and massive attack volume
   

   Service Enablement and Subscriber Intelligence

06/29/15 Huawei and Cisco Lead Policy Management Vendor Scorecard
06/19/15 OTT, Subscriber Data Monetization Top Reasons Operators Deploy SDPs
06/15/15 Network Operators Overhaul Billing Systems, Look to Cloud
05/07/15 Subscriber Data Management Market Up 29 Percent as Big Data, VoLTE Rev
05/01/15 Virtualized Deep Packet Inspection to Grow at 66 Percent CAGR Through 2019
03/23/15 Policy Management Market Rises 27 Percent in 2014
02/17/15 Virtualization an Emerging Trend in the Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Market
01/27/15 Vendor Shakeup Expected in Policy Management Market as Operators Seek More Flexible Solutions
12/01/14 Subscriber analytics market opening up to alternative vendors
11/26/14 VoLTE drives subscriber data management momentum; Voice over WiFi poised to contribute
11/25/14 NFV will have big impact on deep packet inspection (DPI) market
06/10/14 Network expansions driving convergent charging market, dominated by Asia Pacific
05/12/14 Data brokering is next frontier for subscriber data management
05/07/14 Huawei and Ericsson top Infonetics policy management scorecard; Oracle and Amdocs in hot pursuit
04/22/14 Operators look to embed deep packet inspection in apps; Market growing to $2B by 2018
03/24/14 Policy management now a $1 billion market, with mobile leading the way
02/25/14 APIs and M2M gold rush drive big spending in SDP market
12/06/13 Convergent charging market lifting as operators replace first-gen systems and roll out LTE
12/03/13 Operators using policy management to innovate services and pricing will shift vendor landscape
11/18/13 VoLTE, personalization and monetization powering momentum in SDM
11/12/13 Mobile device usage driving investment in deep packet inspection; Sandvine reclaims #1 spot
09/30/13 Policy management software will pass $1 billion in 2013; key to monetization, VoLTE, SDN
09/04/13 APIs playing key role in service delivery platform and M2M markets
08/01/13 Faster time-to-market driving operator investments in convergent charging
07/10/13 Operators' subscriber data intelligence plans unveiled
06/07/13 Operators investing in convergent charging to bypass the billing bottleneck
06/06/13 Operators look to monetize networks, stave off OTT threat via service delivery platforms
05/14/13 Big data fueling subscriber data management spending spree
05/02/13 Allot takes the lead in deep packet inspection market; IT vendors eyeing DPI acquisitions
03/26/13 Policy management M&A activity heats up, market approaching $2.4 billion by 2017
03/06/13 Service delivery platform (SDP) market nearing $6 billion in 2017
   

   Service Provider Capex and Subscribers
   Service Provider Routing and Switching

06/12/15 Mixed-Bag Carrier Ethernet Equipment Market Set to Top $29 Billion in 2019
06/10/15 Virtual Routers on Track to Grow 125% in the Next Year
04/14/15 Ethernet Access Device (EAD) Market to Resume Growth in 2015
04/13/15 Carrier Router and Switch Market Up in China, Down in North America in 2014
12/01/14 Carrier Ethernet switches up 32%, routers down 10% in 3Q14 as operators plan for SDN
08/26/14 Strong sequential growth for carrier routers and switches in 2Q14 masks long-term trend
08/26/14 Operators plan to move security, QoS, VPN and other services to virtual routers, shows Infonetics survey
08/25/14 Carriers name Cisco the top router and switch vendor in Infonetics survey
06/13/14 Ethernet 10G and 100G service revenue set to grow to 300% by 2018
05/29/14 'SDN hesitation' slows carrier router and switch spending in 1Q14
05/15/14 Telecom operators spending $150 billion over 5 years on carrier Ethernet equipment, driven by IP
04/01/14 $5.6 billion to be spent on EFM and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) over next five years
03/04/14 SDN is leading carrier router/switch market into a period of hesitation
12/27/13 Major network changes underway, this time to 100GE and packet-optical
12/23/13 Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei named top router/switch vendors by carriers in latest Infonetics survey
11/26/13 Slow recovery continues for IP routers and switches in Q3; market to hit $20 billion by 2017
08/23/13 Carrier router/switch market roars back in 2Q13; Europe gains, too
07/15/13 Operators reveal where in their networks they plan to deploy SDN and NFV first
06/10/13 Ethernet and IP MPLS VPN service providers set to make $374 billion over next 5 years
06/05/13 Long-term outlook for carrier router/switch market healthy despite lackluster 1Q13
05/10/13 Carrier Ethernet market to top $39B by 2017
04/18/13 10G, 40G, 100G network port shipments up 62% in 2012, revenue to double by 2017
04/18/13 Investment in copper Ethernet access devices (EADs) challenges claim that copper is 'dead'
02/21/13 Infonetics predicts resurgence in 2013 for carrier router and switch market
01/16/13 Small cell operators face myriad operational and financial challenges
   

   Service Provider VoIP and IMS

05/20/15 Carrier Voice-over-IP Market Off to Strong Start in 2015
02/24/15 VoLTE Activity Sends Service Provider VoIP Equipment Market Up 12% in 2014
02/09/15 Diameter Signaling Controller Market Soared 81 Percent in 2014 on the Wings of LTE
11/19/14 Carrier VoIP and IMS equipment market growth positive but slowing
11/03/14 Service providers moving to multi-vendor strategy for session border controllers
10/28/14 Whitepaper examines the Diameter use cases operators need to plan for in IMS networks
08/19/14 Service provider VoIP and IMS market enters period of correction after ramp-up to VoLTE
07/11/14 Rise in mobile broadband traffic puts new focus on centralized signaling and routing control
07/10/14 VoLTE is top driver for IMS but comes with challenges; virtualization a hot topic for operators
06/26/14 Voice over LTE taking off absent an immediate business case; Japan’s Line overtakes Skype
05/19/14 VoLTE fuels 37% YoY growth in Q1 carrier VoIP and IMS market; Alcatel-Lucent rises to top
02/18/14 Carrier VoIP and IMS market gains 30% in 2013; Huawei, ALU, Ericsson, NSN ride . . .
01/30/14 Exploding mobile device traffic, acquisitions heat up Diameter signaling controller market
11/22/13 Voice over LTE sees largest jump in usage among operators deploying SBCs
11/20/13 2013 shaping up to be banner year for IMS; carrier VoIP and IMS gear up 52% from . . .
08/20/13 Carrier VoIP/IMS market surges 30% in 2Q13, boosted by VoLTE spending in North America
08/15/13 Telenor nabs top spot in Infonetics' EMEA business VoIP scorecard for 2nd straight year
07/08/13 IMS survey shows operators plan to deploy VoLTE in earnest by 2015
07/08/13 Infonetics raises VoLTE forecast; OTT mobile VoIP subscribers nearing 1 billion mark
05/17/13 Patchy year ahead for VoIP equipment as market awaits VoLTE; Carrier SBCs hit all-time high
02/19/13 Carrier VoIP/IMS market sees first positive year since 2008
01/30/13 Diameter signaling controller market set to double in 2013 as LTE deployments take off
   

   Small Cells and Carrier WiFi
   Corporate News

"C-RAN is emerging as the default 5G architecture and will eventually morph into cloud RAN as more and more mobile network functions are virtualized."

Stéphane Téral, Principal Analyst, Mobile Infrastructure and Carrier Economics

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