27 Dec Cisco Systems Goes Big On The ‘Next’ Internet

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Cisco Systems launched a strategic initiative today to bring unprecedented scale to next generation networking and the Internet, dubbed the “Internet for the Future.” I would like to provide insights and summarize the three key components of the new strategy: custom silicon, optics and software enhancements. Our principal analyst Patrick Moorhead attended the event in San […]

26 Dec AWS Wavelength Could Supercharge 5G

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent wrapped up last week in Las Vegas. There was a lot to digest at the event, but my firm’s principal Patrick Moorhead captured five key takeaways. If interested, you can find his article here. What caught both our attention was the AWS Wavelength announcement and partnership with Verizon in the United […]

20 Dec Latvia And Its 5G Path to Prosperity

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I had the opportunity over the Thanksgiving holiday to visit Riga, Latvia and attend the second annual 5G Techritory conference. Riga is a beautiful city—it was founded in 1201 and quickly grew to become one of the main centers of trade in the Baltic Sea region. Over the centuries Latvia has struggled under the control of conquering […]

06 Dec 3 Key Insights Into Nokia’s Path To Long-Term Success

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As a networking infrastructure analyst, I’ve traveled the world to spend time with the likes of Ericsson, Huawei and Samsung to understand their overall 5G strategies. I finally found the same opportunity this week to spend three days with Nokia at its global analyst forum in Finland. It’s no secret that I’ve been critical of […]

02 Dec Dell Technologies Is Livin’ On The Edge

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I attended Dell Technologies Summit 2019 last week in my hometown of Austin Texas. Forgive me if the headline sounds like an Aerosmith song, but the emphasis on this year’s event was decidedly on the edge. There were several strategic announcements, but I would like to take a closer look at the ones that align with my […]

25 Nov Leadership In The Modern Networking Infrastructure World

As an analyst that covers all things networking, spanning the enterprise to carrier cellular services, I’m often asked what defines a modern infrastructure approach. From my perspective, it encapsulates several common elements that include software-defined tools, a fully integrated technology feature stack and a microservices, cloud-native architecture supported by containerization. Many established networking infrastructure providers, […]

25 Nov Is Customer Experience The Future Of Cisco Systems?

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I attended Cisco Systems’ Partner Summit in Las Vegas last week. I’ve participated in many Cisco events in the past, but this one was decidedly different. Beyond the core focus on its partner community, there was a resounding theme around customer experience (CX). From my perspective, CX encapsulates the understanding of how a customer deploys and consumes […]

14 Nov Qualcomm Fires On All Cylinders At 5G Summit 2019

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I had the opportunity mid-October to spend time with Qualcomm at its 5G Summit in Barcelona. There was a bit of excitement with the separatist protests that occurred the same week, but I came away with a new appreciation for how the company is shaping 5G now and into the future. I would like to share my […]

05 Nov Who Is ‘Really’ Leading in Mobile 5G, Part 6: Policy, Regulation And Consortia

Everyone wants to talk about mobile 5G and how they are leading in the space. However, the reality is that mobile 5G is a broadly encompassing wireless standard that will change the way we view the future of cellular communications and the possibilities like never before. As such, it takes a deeper understanding to evaluate […]

22 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Aruba CX Switching Portfolio

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Widespread adoption of cloud, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies creates operational complexity and puts stress on enterprise networks. Information technology (IT) leaders supporting digital transformation initiatives need to rethink networking strategies as existing architectures are not designed with these next generation considerations in mind. You can download the paper by clicking on the […]

15 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Delivers Simple And Flexible Network Automation At Scale

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Network automation, much like artificial intelligence (AI), seems to be a topic of high interest among information technology (IT) professionals today. On the surface, automation is poised to deliver enterprise value for a number of reasons. Some of the advantages include faster application delivery to lines of business (LOBs), instantaneous network device provisioning, closed loop […]

30 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: HPE Delivers Intelligent Connectivity

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Today’s 4G LTE mobile networks deliver a number of transformative connectivity services and applications globally. From a consumer perspective, ridesharing applications such as Uber and Lyft continue to disrupt a taxi industry fraught with poor service, high prices, and lack of reliability. For enterprises, private LTE networks provide new connectivity options for verticals such as transportation, […]

05 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Cable Network Transformation

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The cable industry faces threats on a number of fronts. With the proliferation of smartphone and tablet devices, subscribers want to “cut the cord” and consume content on-the-go. This trend will certainly accelerate as wireless wide area networks (WWAN) transition from 4G LTE to next generation 5G infrastructure. 5G threatens to provide a viable connectivity […]

05 Nov RESEARCH PAPER: Intel Architecture And The SD-WAN Disruption Opportunity

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Mid-market and large enterprise companies are rethinking their approach to wide area networking (WAN). Traditional deployment and management approaches will not scale with the ongoing proliferation of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and the corresponding influx of data. Today, networking is more than simply a connectivity consideration. Through Software-Defined Networking (SDN), businesses can […]

29 Oct RESEARCH PAPER: Ericsson Reinvented

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The wireless wide area networking (WWAN) infrastructure landscape is changing radically. Once dominated by closed and proprietary architectures, vendors now embrace open source, software-defined networking (SDN), federated network slicing, and network function virtualization (NFV) to speed 5G deployments. End-to-end network complexity grows in parallel with 5G given carriers’ limited experience with both unlicensed and higher […]

24 Sep RESEARCH PAPER: National Instruments Committed To End-To-End 5G Interoperability

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Despite the fact that both 4G and 5G network topologies are IP-based and backend compatible, the transition to next-generation wireless wide area networking (WWAN) brings with it a host of operator, carrier, telecom equipment, chipset, and OEM device manufacturer challenges. Among them, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployment to support: Network slicing […]

16 Apr RESEARCH PAPER: Sprint 5G: The Power To Enable Business Transformation

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The competitive landscape for mid-market and large enterprises is rapidly intensifying on a global scale. These firms can no longer rely on supply chain efficiencies, outsourcing, or “business as usual” tactics to remain relevant. As markets also become highly commoditized, companies must find ways to deliver innovation and added value to their customers or risk […]

25 Feb RESEARCH BRIEF: Huawei Technologies- A Wireless Infrastructure and Enterprise Networking Capabilities Assessment

Huawei is an enigma in North America but is well known throughout other parts of the world. Founded by Ren Zhengfei in 1987, the company has grown from its humble beginnings in Shenzhen, Guangdong China to become a global powerhouse in integrated communications, wireless infrastructure, smartphones and enterprise networking. In this brief, Moor Insights & […]


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Innovation in information technology enables a competitive advantage and creates new monetization opportunities. But all too often, leadership struggles with complex legacy infrastructure, network security, data breach prevention and overall budget pressure. Simultaneously, organizations are challenged with addressing big data, IoT and edge computing in an effort to stay ahead of the competition. To achieve […]


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Innovation in information technology enables the convergence of telecommunications and entertainment business models – distribution and content creation − and creates new monetization opportunities. Megamergers such as AT&T–Time Warner and Verizon–AOL have the potential to redefine entire business segments. However, a key underpinning to this success is the ability for IT organizations to standardize on […]