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The impact of COVID-19 on SMB ICT demand (PDF (659KB))

This short document outlines our initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on ICT spend by SMBs.

Cyber security: selling to small and medium-sized businesses (PDF (4.65MB))

This is our first collection of articles looking at security, with particular focus on the SMB market (that is, firms with up to 1000 employees).

SD-WAN: opportunities for service providers (PDF (4.99MB))

This is our first collection of articles on SD-WAN and what it means for different players in the value chain.

Preparing your organization for a cloud-native future: best practices for people, processes and platforms (PDF (0.79MB))

This white paper describes Amdocs’s adoption of a cloud-native software approach, as well as the best practice decisions that have guided the company’s changes to its organization and processes, and informed its development of a centrally managed tooling platform.

Advanced telcos are using centralised intelligence to deliver the full promise of AI (PDF (552KB))

This white paper explores the progress that telcos are making with implementing centralised intelligence solutions and is based on a survey of telco executives worldwide.

ML/AI-based automated assurance is critical for the success of 5G (PDF (0.93MB))

This white paper shows how machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies empower assurance and enable CSPs to make the next leap towards autonomous operations.

The 6GHz opportunity (PDF (892kb))

This report discusses trends that support further study on possible 5G mid-band spectrum possibilities in the 6 GHz frequency.

Nokia overtook Huawei to lead the USD66.1 billion telecoms software and services market in 2018 (PDF (251KB))

This comment provides a broad perspective on TSS market drivers and the top vendors in the market, and examines market dynamics to help inform market players’ strategies.

End-to-end network orchestration: CSPs are taking a stepwise approach (PDF (4MB))

This white paper gives the status of CSPs’ network orchestrator implementations, selection preferences and implementation challenges.

India internet monthly newsletter, September 2019 (PDF (2MB))

This edition features articles about the growth of the online home services market (within which UrbanClap has emerged as a particularly successful player) and the evolution and future of artificial intelligence in India.

What are key considerations for 5G sites? (PDF (1.56MB))

This white paper examines how operators and other stakeholders can address the challenges of early 5G deployment in two leading regions.

India internet monthly newsletter, August 2019 (PDF (2.2MB))

This edition of our monthly newsletter features articles about the online grocery shopping space, the fintech space and the B2B e-commerce market in India.

Delivering superior customer experiences in the 5G era: three key assurance cornerstones (PDF (1.5MB))

This whitepaper explores the assurance strategies that CSPs should implement to achieve a superior level of customer experience in the 5G era.

India internet monthly newsletter, July 2019 (PDF (2.4MB))

This edition of our monthly newsletter features articles about the point-of-sale (POS) devices space, the e-pharmacy space and the electric vehicle market in India.

Internet monthly, June 2019 (PDF (1.5MB))

This edition of our monthly newsletter features articles about Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), the B2B start-up market in India and Airbnb's investment in Oyo.

Automation in the WAN: the critical role of multi-layer, multi-vendor SDN control platforms (PDF (929KB))

This white paper discusses the emerging blueprint architecture of the new operational stack for SDN-based automation in the light of recent progress. 

White paper on EU broadband plan challenges and opportunities (PDF (612 KB))

This white paper presents the barriers and challenges faced by the EU countries in achieving their national broadband plan (NBP) targets and discusses how these barriers/challenges can be tackled or mitigated.

Automation is a journey, not a big bang (PDF (3.97MB))

This white paper shows that there is no one way to achieve network and service automation; each CSP will plot its own journey based on business priorities.

Assurance-driven network automation is key to 5G success (PDF (1.3MB))

This white paper assesses the four key pillars of assurance systems that CSPs will need if they are to fully realise the benefits of network automation for 5G.

How communications service providers can harness customer data for competitive advantage (PDF (893KB))

This white paper uses data from Analysys Mason's survey of 60 operators worldwide to understand how CSPs are approaching the opportunities that monetising customer data has to offer and the challenges that they face.

Acceleration technologies: realizing the potential of network virtualization (PDF (1MB))

This whitepaper aims to improve operators’ understanding and awareness of acceleration technologies to maximise the performance and efficiency of their NFV/SDN, 5G and AI/ML applications.

The future of telco monetisation systems: an evolutionary revolution (PDF (2.5MB))

This white paper is based on Analysys Mason's survey of 100 communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide conducted to understand CSPs' strategic plans for the monetisation systems of the future.

5G to deliver results in Asia–Pacific needs all stakeholders to collaborate (PDF (8.93MB))

This white paper provides fresh insights into some of the business and regulatory barriers to 5G in Asia–Pacific and offers key remedies for operators and governments.

Unlocking digital opportunities with 5G: a GCC outlook (PDF (4.58MB))

This white paper provides an overview of the use of 5G in the GCC region, and outlines the steps that operators will have to take to make the most of the new technology.

Telecoms insights for the Middle East and North Africa: Volume II (PDF (3.5MB))

The second edition of Analysys Mason's newsletter for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) features five articles that showcase our experts’ views on a range of topics that are relevant to operators in the region.

IoT monetisation platforms: CSPs need new systems for effectively monetising emerging use cases (PDF (2MB))

This white paper provides an overview of the current state of existing CSP systems and discusses the key system-transformation strategies that CSPs may adopt for the effective monetisation of emerging IoT use cases.

Telecoms insights for Africa (PDF (575 KB))

This edition of Analysys Mason's Telecoms insights for Africa features five articles showing our experts' thinking on a range of topics that are relevant to operators in the region.

GDPR compliance, an opportunity for telecoms operators to deliver enhanced customer experience (PDF (1.39MB))

This white paper assesses developments taking place as operators ensure continued compliance with GDPR and also discusses approaches to leverage the opportunity to enhance the customer experience.

Assuring application agility in multi-cloud environments: CSPs must look beyond network performance (PDF (1.43MB))

This white paper discusses how service assurance will play a crucial role in the success of managed services.

Enterprise communications: growth opportunities for telecoms operators Vol III (PDF (1.35MB))

The enterprise market continues to offer tremendous opportunities for telecoms operators and, as these articles show, there are plenty of examples of best practice in this area.

Reimagining service assurance for NFV, SDN and 5G (PDF (2MB))

This white paper identifies six key traits of new-age service assurance systems for the virtualised age.

Convergent charging systems can transform CSP operations (PDF (2.14MB))

This white paper provides information on how CSPs can develop a new set of offerings that can be taken to customers in new markets using a unified, real-time charging engine.

Digitalising 5G: elastic, programmable and secure (PDF (1.3MB))

This white paper assesses what communications service providers need to do to prepare their networks for 5G.

IoT opportunities for telecoms operators (volume V) (PDF (2MB))

This white paper assesses the impact of IoT developments on telecoms operators.

Telecoms insights for the Middle East and North Africa (PDF (836KB))

This first edition of Analysys Mason's newsletter for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region features five articles that are relevant to telecoms operators in the region.

The impact of a content-filtering mandate on online service providers (PDF (2MB))

This study explores the likely impact of the legislative proposal on the providers of online audiovisual services and quantifies the associated direct and indirect costs and benefits. 

Converging IT and network teams: a cloud-native automation platform is the catalyst for successful operations (PDF (2MB))

This white paper assesses the value of a cloud-native platform for operational automation, which can be shared by IT and networking organisations. 

The crux of CSP-to-DSP transformation: agile architecture and open platforms (PDF (825KB))

This white paper discusses the key factors which are driving CSPs to evolve their architecture and operations frameworks.

Competing at the pace of digital-native players – CSPs’ critical shift from monolithic to platform-based digital enablemen (PDF (1.9MB))

This white paper discusses how communications service providers (CSPs) can improve their ability to compete with other CSPs and web-scale service providers by deploying digital enablement platforms.

Submarine network needs for the next generation (PDF 5MB)

This compilation of articles from Analysys Mason covers some of the key topics and issues for the submarine cable industry.

Enterprise communications: growth opportunities for telecoms operators Vol II (PDF 2.6MB)

The enterprise market continues to offer tremendous opportunities for telecoms operators and, as these articles show, there are plenty of examples of best practice in this area.

From autonomous to adaptive: the next evolution in networking (PDF (1.6MB))

This white paper sets out a clear vision of 'adaptive' wide-area transport networks and their operations.

CSP digital transformation: leapfrogging competition via an agile transformation framework (PDF, 1.61MB)

This white paper assesses how an agile transformation framework can help communications service providers (CSPs) to become digital service providers (DSPs).

Digital transformation of BSS and OSS to the Cloud and DevOps (PDF, 929 KB)

How fast are today’s business support systems (BSS) and operations support systems (OSS) making the move to the cloud?

Socio-Economic Benefits of Cellular V2X (PDF, 861 KB)

This 5GAA report, authored by Analysys Mason together with SBD Automotive, assesses the benefits of cellular vehicle to everything (C‑V2X) technology for delivery of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. 

IoT opportunities for telecoms operators (Vol IV) (PDF, 5.6MB)

The articles in this collection reflect the diversity of areas that telecoms operators are facing with IoT – from horizontal issues such as technology platforms to domain-specific issues such as autonomous vehicles.

Preparing the packet, optical and fixed access networks for the digital era: requirements for a cloud network platform (PDF 1.4MB)

This white paper outlines the key drivers and requirements for building cloud-based packet, optical and fixed access (IP, MPLS, optical, microwave and fibre access) networks for communications service providers (CSPs).

The next generation of wireless networks: 5G evolution and roadmap (PDF 1.8MB)

This report documents the evolution of, and roadmap for, 5G in India and the rest of the world.

Digitalization reshaping operations: a new digital operational model for the future (PDF 1.8MB)

Operators need a future-proof software-driven operations model that can not only support today's physical networks but also adapt as the infrastructure transitions to hybrid and virtual networks.

The evolution to cloud-native NFV: early adoption brings benefits with a flexible approach (PDF 1.53 MB)

Cloud-native computing promises to transform the cost of building and operating the network, but CSPs will need to take a business-driven and pragmatic approach to its adoption given the specific requirements of virtual network functions.

Flexible, extensible, adaptable: towards a universal template for VNF onboarding and lifecycle management (PDF 994 KB)

Unless CSPs adopt a new approach to building and maintaining interoperability between VFNs and their platform environments, an industry 'app store' of VFNs remains a pipe dream. 

Connected Europe: building the gigabit society (PDF 1028 KB)

A compilation of articles from Analysys Mason that covers a range of topics relevant to building the gigabit society in Europe.

Critical success factors for telco cloud transformation: key findings from the Nokia Telco Cloud index (PDF 1.83 MB)

This white paper offers a unique insight into the Nokia Telco Cloud index and the progress communication service providers (CSPs) are making towards becoming digital servuice providers (DSPs). 

Telefónica’s UNICA architecture strategy for network virtualisation (PDF 1.8 MB)

This report explains Telefónica’s network virtualisation or ‘Telco Cloud’ programme, including the foundational architecture that Telefónica is deploying to support future networks based on network function virtualisation / software-defined networking (NFV/SDN) technologies.

Enterprise communications: growth opportunities for telecoms operators (PDF 1.3KB)

This collection of articles will help telecom operators understand the new enterprise communication services, and provides ideas and suggestions for implementing them.

Economic impact of competition policy enforcement on the functioning of telecoms markets in the EU ((PDF 3.5KB))

Study commissioned by DG Competition of the European Commission - by LEAR, DIW and Analysys Mason.

Internet of Things (IoT): opportunities for telecoms operators (Vol III) (PDF, 3.9MB)

With connectivity only representing a small share of the IoT opportunity, for many telecoms operators the focus is on how to play a role in other parts of the value chain.

Lowering barriers to telecoms infrastructure deployment (PDF 1MB)

Study examining the practical barriers to deployment of telecoms infrastructure across the UK. 

Operators' digital transformation: unlocking EUR15 billion through partnerships with OSPs (PDF 1.86 MB)

Study examining the Internet ecosystem, and the impacts and opportunities for telecoms operators that arise from interactions and partnerships with Online Service Providers (OSPs). 

Unleashing the power of all domains: the social, cultural, and economic benefits of Universal Acceptance (PDF 2.69 MB)

This report examines the Universal Acceptance (UA) of the new international generic top-level Internet domain names

Impact of the internet and digitization on the European creative sector (PDF 14.2 KB)

Study examining the impact of the internet and digitalisation on the European creative sector. 

Regulatory options to promote investment in 5G and IoT infrastructure in Europe (PDF 2.5 MB)

Report looking at investment cases for 5G to help meet future digital and IoT needs.

Automated service assurance is critical for operationalising NFV/SDN (PDF, 1MB)

This report explains the importance of automation in operationalising NFV/SDN-based virtualised networks, and discusses the quick-win opportunities.

Africa telecoms outlook: key trends and opportunities (PDF, 58.3KB)

Thought leadership highlighting the important trends driving the development of the telecoms, media and technology (TMT) sectors in Africa.

A study on the potential impact of the Digital Single Market on the sports audiovisual ecosystem in Europe (PDF, 1.3MB)

This report shows that EU cross-border access to online sports content services is a high-risk option for all stakeholders (consumers, broadcasters/distributors and sports rights owners).

Spectrum management approaches for E-BAND (70/80GHz) in selected markets (PDF, 3MB)

This latest report explores how E-band frequencies have been licensed for use in selected markets around the world and identifies the regulatory regimes best suited to current and future uses of the band.

Broadband in Asia-Pacific: how investment, partnerships and policy are driving a global success story (PDF, 1MB)

This report explores how the broadband ecosystem has developed in the Asia-Pacific region1 over the past 15 years, and the opportunities that this has created for consumers and telecoms operators. 

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