In 2020, operators faced unique challenges from COVID-19 and 5G. In 2021, Omdia expects these trends will continue to drive network transformation through investments in carrier network software (i.e., SDN/NFV).
The Analyst Team
Principal Analyst, Carrier Network Software
As part of Omdia’s network infrastructure and software team, Stephanie leverages over 15 years of analytical experience to provide actionable insight and analysis for telecom vendors, software specialists, and digital service providers.
Her focus areas are carrier software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), cloud-native architecture migration, as well as operators’ move to telco cloud for 5G networking. Client engagement is her strength as she knows how to really listen to her clients, thus enabling her to anticipate their analytical and consulting needs beyond what their initial ask may be.
Prior to joining Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 2017, Stephanie held technology analyst positions in notable firms such as Instat and IHS Markit.
Stephanie holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology and market research.
Senior Analyst, Service Provider Operations & IT
Chris is a senior analyst in Omdia’s service provider transformation team, where he aids clients in making strategic decisions through high-quality reports and trackers. Chris covers a range of service provider operations & IT topics, including BSS, converged charging, future billing, partner ecosystem management, operator cloud strategies, and edge monetization systems.
Chris joined Omdia in June 2020 as a research analyst in the carrier network software service, where he covered NFV, carrier SDN, uCPE, cloud-native evolution, core network, and edge computing software. Before that, Chris was part of Informa Tech’s conference division, where he worked on the NFV/SDN and broadband series of events since 2018. He was seconded to Omdia as a research analyst between October 2019 and February 2020, where he produced reports and insights on NFV adoption, the evolving vendor ecosystem, and how telco virtualization supports more advanced applications such as AI.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in ancient history from Durham University, is a tenor horn in his local brass band, and hosts occasional office pub quizzes.
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uCPE Tracker – 1H20 Annual Forecast Report
Report / 12 Aug 2020 / Chris Silberberg
Market Forecast. uCPE unit sales set to grow to $1.8bn in 2024 as SD-WAN deployments become widespread, service providers build out dynamic edge infrastructure, and enterprises prepare to consume more complex network & cloud services.
Beyond 2020: What’s ahead for 5G?
Report / 20 Aug 2020 / Camille Mendler
Analysis of global 5G market trends; impact of COVID-19 on investment in network roll out, Open RAN, Dynamic Spectrum Sharing; data on enterprise and telco strategy in private networks, 5G applications, indoor services, partner preferences.
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