Mobile Infrastructure Trends to Watch for 2021. Post-COVID 5G RAN investments surpass 4G investments; the EPC still plays ahead of 5G Core deployments, and Open RAN expands operator inroads with commercial deployments.
The Analyst Team
Practice Leader, Fixed and Mobile Infrastructure
Daryl covers the wireless infrastructure space at Omdia, with a primary focus on the radio access network (RAN). His research primarily covers the vendor community and how operators are using mobile solutions coming from the vendors. As Practice Leader, he manages the team that is responsible for fixed and mobile infrastructure research.
With more than 20 years of industry analyst experience, Daryl has helped technology vendors developing use cases for new products, identifying technology trends, and providing market sizing and forecasts. He regularly speaks at industry and vendor events. He also comments on mergers, acquisitions, new product announcements, and market developments for trade publications.
Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in September 2011, he held similar positions at Current Analysis and In-Stat. Daryl also worked at telecommunications service provider, Cable & Wireless USA, where he was a member of the market and competitive intelligence team.
Daryl has a Bachelor of Science in marketing management from Virginia Tech.
Senior Principal Analyst
Chris is Senior Principal Analyst on the Service Provider Networks team where he covers the wireless infrastructure space at Omdia. His primary focus is on the mobile network core and the radio access network equipment and standards. His research covers vendor product development, technology roadmaps, and mobile operators’ network strategies.
With over 35 years of industry and analyst experience, Chris has helped operators worked with both operators and vendors identifying technology trends, use cases, and network strategies. He regularly speaks at industry and vendor events.
Prior to joining Omdia in September 2020, he held similar research and competitive response positions at Current Analysis, Yankee Group and Analysys Mason. Chris also held Strategic Marketing positions at Lucent and Alcatel-Lucent as well as technical and training positions at Tymnet and Netrix.
Chris has a Bachelor of Science in Communications with minors in computer science, marketing and psychology from Florida State University.
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