Technology & Business Insight

TBI Networking

Comprehensive analysis of specific technologies, markets and economic drivers for networking technologies.

  • Network Functions Virtualization: Achieving Production Deployment in 2017

    The three segments of the network functions virtualization market are maturing at different rates. However, market dynamics in terms of consolidation among open source projects and the emergence of dominant players among today's orchestration deployments mean that the landscape is gradually coalescing around a handful of viable solutions.


  • M&A Outlook 2017: Networking

    Even after a recent record tech M&A run, dealmakers still had ambitious shopping plans in 2016. Across the globe, tech acquirers announced $500bn worth of transactions in the just-completed year, ranking 2016 as the second-highest annual total since the internet bubble burst. More than any other year, 2016 saw an expansion of buyers beyond the 'usual suspects,' as old-line companies got caught up in transforming their businesses through M&A.


  • Mobility Is Driving Enterprise Cloud, Networking-as-a-Service Strategies

    Recent M&A activity in the enterprise networking infrastructure market indicates that mobility is driving vendor strategies and end-user implementation plans. Mobility and wireless have become the on-ramps to networking as a service and other cloud-based deployment models in enterprise networking. This report sizes up vendor 'mobile-first' strategies, looks at how they align with enterprise cloud directions, and determines which ones lead and which ones follow.


  • Dealing With Things: IoT in the Mobile Network Core

    There is no question whether mobile operators will participate in the Internet of Things economy - there is only a question of how. We present three sets of solutions that will enable mobile operators to deploy, operate and troubleshoot IoT apps with greater flexibility, at lower cost and with greater security than they do today. We believe each of these solutions is essential to the success and security of the carrier, its customers and its partners.

    Internet of Things Networking

  • Radio Access Networks Market Map 2016

    The radio access network market strives to meet growing mobile broadband data capacity needs even as new Internet of Things opportunities emerge. In response, the ecosystem of players bringing macrocellular base stations, small cells and antennas continues to innovate.


  • War of the (Internet of Things) Radios

    The transformative potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to raise expectations with investors, enterprises, equipment suppliers and network operators. But getting the most out of IoT technology means securing cost-effective wide area network access for low-power, low-data-rate devices. In the excitement surrounding IoT, a number of compelling low-power, wide area networking technologies have emerged and now vie for dominance. This report looks at these promising approaches and the fragmentation taking shape.

    Internet of Things Networking

  • Intel's Silicon Photonics Products Could Change the World of IT

    The integration of optical data transmission with silicon integrated circuits has been a long-term research objective for Intel, and the first silicon photonics products are due to be announced in 2016. This report evaluates how this will impact IT as we know it today: What current problems are addressed, and what is the potential for the near future? What is still science fiction?

    Networking Systems & Software Infrastructure

  • Software-Defined Network Architectures Find High Customer Value When Applied to the WAN

    Networking has evolved rapidly in the last five years with the emergence of what is often called software-defined networking (SDN). Most recently, SDN concepts have begun to transform the enterprise wide-area network (WAN) - in many ways the most exciting software-defined transformation yet because of the clear and immediate benefits to the customer.


  • 2016 Trends in Enterprise Networking

    After years of being the uninteresting technology in back of the network jack, networking has recently found celebrity status since it clearly plays a critical role in the transformation to the digital enterprise in datacenter networks, mobile access, wide area networks and cloud and hybrid computing. We see this trend continuing through the coming year.


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