The attempt to realize the dream of virtualized telecom traces back to a seminal NFV 2012 whitepaper. But the vision of a ubiquitous layer of commodity compute has clearly not panned out as imagined. Rather, the demands from telecom for specialized silicon have increased, rather than reduced – and the market continues to evolve.

In this comprehensive Market Outlook, Grant Lenahan explains the five distinct market segments for speciality silicon in telecom that exist today, their primary use cases, driving factors, leading vendors, and future trajectories. The report also highlights where innovation and growth opportunities exist for the many vendors now competing for space in this complex and technically challenging market.

Characteristically in-depth and wide-ranging, this report also looks at the implications for automation and testing.

Vendors referenced include: AMD, Arm, Arrcus, AWS, Azure, Broadcom, Ciena, Dell, DriveNets, Ericsson, Google Cloud, Huawei, Intel, Juniper, Marvell, Nvidia, Nokia, NTT, Qualcomm, Red HatRakuten, VMware and Wind River among others.

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Report author: Grant Lenahan
Publication date: 31/10/2023
Number of pages: 33