IDC's Worldwide Carrier Network Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2018

IDC's Worldwide Carrier Network Infrastructure Taxonomy, 2018

This IDC study serves as the taxonomy for IDC's worldwide carrier network infrastructure market."Carriers (communication service providers) globally are grappling with the triple challenges of commoditization, competition, and complexity, which have severely limited their ability to grow their revenue or their margins. Carrier network infrastructure (CNI) market in 2018 is undergoing profound change driven by innovation and disruption that carriers are demanding, and most industry vendors believe it is necessary to survive and thrive in the future, says Rajesh Ghai, research director for IDC's Carrier Network Infrastructure program. "For 2018, which is a year of transition for the market, the taxonomy provides a lay of the land in terms of traditional CNI domains as well as the strategically important and emerging network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) domain."

IDC's Worldwide Carrier network infrastructure Taxonomy
Carrier Network Infrastructure Taxonomy Changes for 2018
Market Context
Taxonomy Overview
Router and Switch Infrastructure
Router Infrastructure
Carrier Ethernet Switch Infrastructure
Optical Networks Infrastructure
WDM Systems
Packet Optical Transport Platforms
Access Infrastructure
Digital Loop Carrier
Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer
Cable Modem Terminating Equipment
Fiber Access Equipment
Ethernet Access Devices
Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure
Software-Defined Compute
Software-Defined Networking
Software-Defined Storage
Wireless Infrastructure
Radio Access Networks
Centralized RAN and Cloud RAN
Small Cells
Distributed Antenna System
Core Network
Mobile Core (EPC and IMS)
vEPC, vIMS, and 5G Core
Backhaul and Fronthaul Networks
Cellular IoT
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