Is HPE Gunning for Cisco?

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But while the acquisition will no doubt open new doors for HPE, it also stands to raise Aruba’s profile in the competitive SD-WAN market, and position the vendor to directly challenge Cisco, said Shin Umeda, VP at Dell’Oro Group, in an interview with SDxCentral.

Operators, Vendors Scramble for Standalone 5G Cores

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Trials are well underway around the world as the industry progresses to 5G operating in standalone mode, and “vendors and service providers are working together to learn about the intricacies of implementing 5G SA, which primarily means implementing the 5G core for 5G New Radio (NR) base stations,” Dave Bolan, research director at Dell’Oro Group, wrote in a recent report.

Charter throws its hat into RDOF ring, which could be bad news for CenturyLink and Frontier

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“Charter’s entry is a big deal because it’s the first cable operator to officially announce its intention to apply for RDOF funds,” said Dell’Oro Group’s Jeff Heynen, senior research director for broadband access and home networking, in an email to FierceTelecom. “It certainly won’t be the only cable operator to do so, but it will likely be the largest. I think there will be a number of cable operators—think NCTC members—that will also apply for RDOF funds.

Four CBRS predictions

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CBRS investments accelerated in the first quarter of this year, driven by Fixed Wireless Access and capacity augmentations. Dell’Oro Group has been tracking CBRS developments for the past several years, with periodic updates to its outlook. VP Stefan Pongratz, who heads up the analysis firm’s Radio Access Network and telecom capex areas of study, said that while it has taken longer than anticipated for CBRS to come to fruition, that has largely been due to regulatory-related delays rather than issues on the demand side.

Understanding Power-over-Ethernet Deployments

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A survey conducted by the Ethernet Alliance reveals how those working with and installing PoE devices feel about the murky interoperability climate and the impact of product certification. Power over Ethernet (PoE) has become nearly ubiquitous for powering IoT devices, such as access points, phones, and cameras, and this may be a prelude to the next wave of growth. The Dell’Oro Group forecasts annual shipments of PoE ports to grow from 130 million in 2020 to 168 million in 2024.