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Research Rewind: March 4

Welcome to Research Rewind, a weekly recap of published telecom research and blogs from Pyramid Research (pyr.com) and Heavy Reading (heavyreading.com).


  • Wasn't it Olivia Newton-John who once sang "let's get video"? I might not have the lyrics exactly right, but this might as well be a song on heavy rotation among service providers. Multiplatform video is all the rage these days, and the new Heavy Reading report "Content Protection for Multiplatform & Internet Video: Who's Doing What" explains why. It examines the rise of multiplatform video, the evolution of content protection for video and the challenges associated with multiplatform video content protection. The report also analyzes emerging industry initiatives and standards for multiplatform video protection and examines the strengths and weaknesses of 14 key vendors in this market. Get a free excerpt here and also read the related Analyst Note for report highlights.


  • Another Heavy Reading report published this week, "100Gbit/s Transport: Forecast & Analysis," explores the challenges and opportunities of high-speed DWDM transport. It presents a comprehensive forecast of the 40G and 100G transport opportunities, with breakouts by port speed, revenue share, line and client side, and more. Download an executive summary, list of figures and table of contents.


  • "Residential CPE Vendors Gear Up for IPv6," a Heavy Reading Insider published this week, focuses on drivers of the change to IPv6, and how operators are looking for help from CPE suppliers. It reviews the options for managing the transition, including techniques to prolong IPv4's lifespan, tunneling IPv6 traffic through IPv4 networks and vice versa. It profiles eight leading vendors of IPv6-capable CPE. See the table of contents and sample exhibit.


  • Mobile education (mEducation) is a hot topic in the Africa & Middle East (AME) region. As Pyramid Research's Ronda Zelezny-Green notes in her new AME Insider, mEducation is creating a virtuous circle to benefit MNOs, handset makers and students alike. Download a free except of her report.


  • This week Pyramid Research released two new Country Intelligence Reports on Honduras and Singapore. In Honduras, we forecast that smartphone growth will boost the flagging broadband penetration rate. In Singapore, the National Fiber Network is leveling the playing field for operators Download free excerpts of these CIRs and those for almost 60 other countries.


  • Over in the blogosphere, Graham Finnie, chief analyst at Heavy Reading, shines the spotlight on policy management. It might not have the sex appeal of the iPad 2, but it’s still top of mind for many operators. Why? It's because mobile broadband operators are desperate to regain – or refine – control over the way bandwidth is allocated to users and applications. And most have identified policy as a key means to do so.” Learn more at HR's Policy Management in the 4G Era event at CTIA Wireless 2011 (March 22-24).


  • If you've read this far, you're the first to know that Heavy Reading is about to publish a new report, "Click Me! Cable Becomes an App on Consumer Electronics." It takes a look at the role of connected devices in cable's emerging migration toward IP video. It includes profiles of six CES exhibitors that presented ways for cable to bring cable apps to market on connected devices. Look for it on heavyreading.com next Tuesday, March 8.


  • Over at Pyramid, we'll be publishing a new Research Report next week that takes a look at the ever-changing landscape of mobile search and considers whether Google can remain top of the heap.


That's Research Rewind for this week. Until next Friday, we'll see you online at Pyramid Research and Heavy Reading. May the telecom be with you!

— Matt Donnelly, Managing Editor, Pyramid Research

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