The Optical Network Hardware Vendor Scorecard evaluates the top optical network equipment vendors on criteria using actual data and metrics, including direct feedback from buyers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks. This approach eliminates subjectivity and ensures vendors are assessed accurately and fairly.
The Analyst Team
Executive Director, Network Infrastructure Research
Heidi Adams oversees a team of analysts focused on fixed access, mobile infrastructure, 5G/mobile transport, network virtualization, carrier SDN, automation, and IoT connectivity. She is also the lead analyst for IP and optical transport networks. An experienced leader in the telecommunications industry, Heidi brings over 20 years of product management and go-to-market strategy expertise to the team. A speaker at numerous industry events, she is also regularly cited in the trade and business press, including Light Reading, FierceTelecom, SDxCentral, and Lightwave Online. Prior to joining the company, Heidi held senior management roles in product marketing at Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) and enjoyed tenure at Nortel Networks, Bell Northern Research, and IBM. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and she has an MBA from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
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