We recently hosted a webinar on the topic of “SP WiFi – The Emergence of New Services,” with Avren in the lead-up to Carrier WiFi Americas taking place 2-4 December in Dallas. I was joined by: Graham Cove, Director of … Continued


Huawei introduced LampSite, a local C-RAN small cell system for indoor applications, in early 2013.  Since then Ericsson, ZTE, Airvana, and Kathrein have announced scalable indoor C-RAN small cell systems. Huawei and SpiderCloud announced multi-mode standalone small cells in 2013. … Continued



With telecom service providers now in the fifth year of rolling out 4G networks, the industry is already preparing for what is coming next. Even if it is still very early for consumers to start thinking about 5G, development of … Continued



1. The Carrier IP Telephony market grew over 20% in the first quarter of 2014.  What is driving this growth? VoLTE.  2. How do you measure deployment activity for VoLTE services? There are two main components to this measurement.  1) … Continued


Given China’s importance to the overall Service Provider WiFi (SP WiFi) market growth rate, we are revisiting the thesis that for leading SPs, the deployment of LTE delays the rollout of SP WiFi.  We studied China Mobile’s radio infrastructure deployment … Continued


Over the past several years, many new WLAN products have been introduced by leading vendors targeting small and medium sized businesses (SMBs).  Two main product types have been used to target these businesses: Enterprise-class Access Points and Small Office Home … Continued


I recently attended the Next Generation Optical Networking conference held in Nice, France.  With over 700 optical networking professionals in attendance, I participated on two panels and had the opportunity to chair a portion of the day. One panel I … Continued


Dell’Oro Group recently held a lunchtime presentation and discussion on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and related technologies in San Jose. At the luncheon, Shin Umeda, our vice president who spearheaded our Advanced Research Report on Network Functions Virtualization, led the … Continued