Insights on how we are assessing, modeling and monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on network infrastructure investment including a look at the evolving dynamics in mobile infrastructure and 5G deployments, fixed access, and IP/optical transport networks.
The Analyst Team
Omdia provides high-value advice on the commercial impact of technology & market changes in telecoms, software and IT services – and has unequalled expertise in advising on where these areas interact.
Senior Principal Analyst
As part of Omdia’s service provider network infrastructure team, Richard covers mobile x-haul equipment (mobile backhaul, midhaul, and fronthaul) across all technologies. He delivers regular market forecasts, market share analysis, and service provider survey reports and research notes in addition to custom consulting research projects and topic-focused webinars.
Richard’s data and analysis have been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and The Economist, among many other publications. He has spoken at numerous industry events including the Mobile World Congress, Packet Microwave Congress, and Small Cells Global Forum. Richard joined Informa (now Omdia), formerly IHS Markit, in 2019. Prior to that, Richard worked as a directing analyst at Infonetics Research in 2001 until IHS acquired it in 2015. He joined the telecom industry in 1997 as a conference director at The Phillips Group. He has a degree in English literature and cultural studies from the University of Gloucestershire.
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.
Senior Principal Analyst
Tim focuses on high speed optics, coherent modems, and optical line systems used in data center interconnect, metro, long haul, and subsea DWDM optical networks. He provides insights and analysis of key trends, equipment forecasts, and market share by leveraging excellent relationships with CSPs, data center operators, network equipment manufacturers, and merchant suppliers.
Tim joined IHS Markit (now Omdia) in 2018 as a principal analyst covering 100G+ high speed coherent modems and optical network technology after 30 years in the industry. Before this, Tim worked six years with Acacia Communications as a sales director and a product line manager for silicon photonics. Prior to that, he worked five years for Santur/NeoPhotonics and worked 12 years with JDSU (now Lumentum). He has developed a deployed bandwidth model for use with multi-rate coherent modems and enjoys hosting webinars. Tim studied physics and electrical engineering and holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering with emphasis in electromagnetics and optics.
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