Server Capacity Expansion Drove Cloud Capex 17 Percent Higher Y/Y in 2Q 2020, According to Dell’Oro Group

“The major U.S. and China based Cloud service providers have accelerated expansion of server capacity to meet the demands of remote work and learning,”said Baron Fung, Research Director at Dell’Oro Group. “However, signs of a digestion cycle of lower growth in the second half 2020 may be imminent as the recent build-up is potentially leading to Cloud capacity and component inventories in excess of demand,” explained Fung.

Total Broadband Access Equipment Revenue Rebounds from Anemic Q1, Led By Strong Investments in PON Infrastructure, According to Dell’Oro Group

“Fiber expansion projects continue to expand around the world, as evidenced by continued strong demand for OLT ports,” said Jeff Heynen, Sr. Research Director, Broadband Access and Home Networking. “The sustained fiber investments are a clear sign that providers realize just how critical premium residential broadband access is to their business,” explained Heynen.

Charter scores big in Phase I of the FCC’s RDOF auction for rural broadband builds


Dell’Oro Group’s Jeff Heynen, vice president, broadband access and home networking, echoed Rutledge’s sentiments on Charter’s broadband expansion into rural areas. “Charter is really going to have an opportunity to expand its subscriber base well beyond what it could without the auction, despite the fact that it won fewer markets than most people were expecting,” Heynen said.

Open RAN revenues growing faster than expected: Dell’Oro


The company had previously expected revenues from Open RAN hardware, baseband and software elements to hit about $200 million this year, but now expects that figure to be about $300 million, notes Stefan Pongratz, VP and head of Dell’Oro’s Mobile RAN market and Telecom Capex research programs in this blog.

Finland’s Champion Nokia Is Letting the Side Down on Huawei and 5G


Pekka Lundmark has a lot resting on his shoulders. As chief executive officer of Nokia Oyj, he’s tasked with turning around the stuttering telecoms giant’s fortunes before it misses out on the 5G revolution. Also riding on his success, however, is the ability of the world’s industrialized economies to compete with China.

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