Entries by Chris Antlitz, Principal Analyst

Mavenir ready to prove it is possible to transform mobile network economics

TBR perspective   Mavenir’s message is resonating with the market, and its reputation among CSPs is strengthening. In a few short years, the upstart vendor has gone from an M&A amalgamation of disparate businesses to a cohesive, relevant vendor that is now being considered alongside incumbent Tier 1 network vendors for projects at leading CSPs […]

HPE’s CMS unit reemerges as a software-centric contender in the new network architecture

TBR perspective   TBR believes HPE’s CMS unit has the potential to become a significant disruptor in the telecom space. CMS, which had been marginalized in prior years while Hewlett Packard Co. split into HP Inc. and HPE and as HPE executed divestitures, restructurings and developed a new strategy, has received new life after obtaining […]

Comcast Business targets strategic acquisitions and international expansion to fuel long-term growth

TBR perspective   Comcast Business remains in an enviable position and is an outlier in the telecom industry. The cable operator’s business unit continues to post double-digit revenue growth and is taking market share from a range of competitors in the U.S. The company’s core value proposition is its powerful DOCSIS 3.1-based, hybrid-fiber-coax (HFC) fixed […]

5G deployments are expanding, but CSP revenue generation will remain minimal in the short term

5G is becoming a must-deploy technology for an increasing number of CSPs globally, prompting accelerated build-out timelines and broader rollouts The 5G era is progressing as several countries expanded or commenced commercial 5G deployments in 2019, particularly the U.S., South Korea, Australia, the U.K., Germany, Spain, Italy and Switzerland. An increasing number of communications service […]

TBR estimates 30% of total global CSP spend (capex and external opex) will be on or related to NFV/SDN in 2023

5G will push CSPs to accelerate and broaden their NFV/SDN initiatives According to Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) latest NFV/SDN Telecom Market Forecast, covering 2018 to 2023, 5G will push CSPs to adopt a new network architecture and both NFV and SDN will be critical aspects of that architecture going forward. As such, TBR expects […]

CSP spend on edge compute infrastructure will grow at a 76.5% CAGR to over $67B in 2023

According to TBR’s 2Q19 Telecom Edge Compute Market Landscape, cost optimization of the network is the primary initial justification for CSPs to build out edge compute infrastructure, with new revenue from low latency use cases expected to materialize in a few years. This initial edge build-out will lay a foundation for CSPs to support new […]

Leading CSPs pull forward 5G-related investments, driving CAGR increase in the North America TIS market

According to Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) Telecom Infrastructure Services North America Market Forecast 2018-2023, the CAGR of the TIS market in North America increased compared to last year’s forecast as leading communication service providers (CSPs) in the U.S. committed to accelerate and broaden the scope of their 5G-related initiatives. In the past 12 months, […]

Most CSPs in developed countries will widely deploy 5G networks by mid-2020s

According to Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) 5G Telecom Market Forecast 2018-2023, an increasing number of CSPs globally, predominantly in developed countries, are accelerating and broadening the scope of their 5G build-outs, which prompted TBR to increase its 5G infrastructure market size forecast compared to 5G Telecom Market Forecast 2017-2022. There are a few reasons […]

Technological complexity could become a major impediment to realizing the promise and potential of 5G

TBR perspective The 5G ecosystem remains in a pressure cooker. There is pressure on standards bodies and their constituencies, including vendors, operators, enterprises and governments, to rush forward with technology development and hurry infrastructure into the field. There is also pressure on these same stakeholders to figure out how to not only get that gear […]

TIS market returns to positive growth as key operators accelerate and broaden 5G build-out plans

TIS market returns to growth … According to Technology Business Research, Inc.’s (TBR) Telecom Infrastructure Services Global Market Forecast 2018-2023, the telecom infrastructure services (TIS) market has returned to a positive growth trajectory through the forecast period after several years of declines, now that the 5G cycle is underway and webscales continue to increase their […]