Podcast episode. We are joined by James Crawshaw as our first guest to discuss how network vendors and operators can build customer mindshare, as network operators increasingly consume and develop ecosystem-delivered 5G and edge services.
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.
Principal Analyst, Telco IT & Operations
As part of Omdia’s telecoms operations and IT team, James Crawshaw specializes in managed services and operations support systems. These include service and network management systems such as service assurance, orchestration/fulfillment, order management, inventory management, SON, network security, etc.
James’ research helps communications service operators (CSPs) and their technology partners make better informed decisions on the critical business and technical issues that affect their companies. Before joining Omdia, James led Heavy Reading’s communications service provider IT & automation research service. He continues to examine the breadth of systems and software used by CSPs in customer, business, service, and infrastructure management. James holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering in electrical and mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester, England.
This Presentation is included in:
Carrier Network Software Podcast: Episode 2 – A Future Vision for CNS
Presentation / 25 Mar 2021 / Chris Silberberg
Podcast episode. We discuss our key takeaways from the Omdia Future Vision Event at the beginning of March and what they mean for the telecoms and CNS ecosystem. Includes our thoughts on the telco–hyperscaler dynamic as operators expand their partnerships for 5G services.
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