Microsoft has entered the 5G market through a virtualized network software portfolio with two acquisitions spanning mobile core, edge, and applications. It’s a new strategy to operate cloud platforms as a service (CPaaS) for 5G.
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Leveraging 25 years of telecom industry and marketing experience, Diane is widely regarded as one of the top analysts in the enterprise communications and collaboration market. She is a meticulous researcher with expertise that includes identification of new markets and trends, product positioning, messaging, strategic planning, competitive analysis, and service-provider go-to-market strategy.
Diane joined Infonetics Research (now Omdia) in 2008. She leads Omdia’s enterprise collaboration practice with specializations in enterprise telephony, unified communications (UC), SBCs, UC as a service (UCaaS), SIP trunking, and the adoption trends of service providers and businesses. Diane has held many senior-level positions at BroadSoft, Stratecast Partners, FORE Systems, In-Stat, NCR, and Eastman Kodak. A consultant to startups, service providers, vendors, and the investment community, Diane helps clients to identify new market opportunities; provides due diligence; and advises on positioning, product development, and business plans. Diane received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and her MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management.
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