Americas New Digest analyzes major trends and events in the region. April 2021 covers Canada’s 3.5GHz auction, Televisa and Univision merger, connected car deals by TIM Brazil and Vivo, and news from the Caribbean markets.
The Analyst Team
As part of Omdia’s service provider markets team, Vipul provides analysis of the Latin American mobile and fixed telecoms markets, particularly service provider strategies, operator performance, product and service launches, and market developments. His key research areas include 5G, digital strategies, M&A analysis, service plans and pricing, market dynamics, and service provider strategic initiatives.
With over six years’ research experience, particularly in telecommunications and technology, Vipul covers key developments in the US and Latin America through thought leadership pieces as well as operator and market profile reports. He also contributes to long-range market forecasts and works with financial KPIs for Omdia’s World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks. Previously at SG Analytics in Pune, India, his role involved building financial and business models while also working on ad-hoc consulting assignments involving go-to-market strategy, market sizing, digital strategy, benchmarking, competitive intelligence, etc. Vipul holds a master’s degree with dual specializations in marketing and finance and a business analytics certification from Duke University.
Senior Research Manager, Americas Markets
As part of the service provider markets team, Ari manages the Americas group and covers the telecom and digital services markets in Latin America. His research focuses on mobile and fixed operator strategies, including approaches to 5G, fixed broadband, and IoT.
Ari provides analysis of developments in the Latin American telecom market, particularly Brazil. Prior to joining the company in 2012, he worked as a senior financial analyst for Google, pricing manager for Oi and Brasil Telecom, and pricing analyst for Vivo.
He holds a degree in economics from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and a Master of Science in communications management from the University of Strathclyde.
Senior Analyst, North American Markets
As part of Omdia’s service provider markets team, Kristin Paulin covers the North American mobile and fixed telecoms markets, particularly service provider strategies, product and service launches, and network deployments.
Kristin’s research covers key developments in North America, including 5G, digital strategies, service plans and pricing, market dynamics, and service provider strategic initiatives through thought leadership pieces, as well as operator and market profile reports. She also works on market forecasts, and provides support and insight to key audiences with quarterly data from Omdia’s World Information Series database.
Kristin has over 16 years’ experience in the telecoms sector. Before joining Omdia, Kristin was a market research analyst at semiconductor start-up PrairieComm, and Freescale Semiconductor.
Kristin has a BS in environmental studies from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA in marketing from North Park University, Chicago.
Senior Principal Analyst, LATAM Service Provider Markets
Sonia Agnese has over 25 years’ experience in the TMT industry. Based in Argentina, she is a TMT public policy and regulatory expert with a strategy, research, and consulting background. She examines international trends and market developments, specializing in Latin America.
Prior to joining Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 2014, Sonia was responsible for regulatory evolution and strategy for the Telecom Argentina Group. She previously worked as a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen and at Deloitte.
Sonia has an Accounting (Hons.) and Economics degree and holds an MBA from CEMA University, Buenos Aires. Sonia is an honorary professor at postgraduate programs in key universities and telecommunications programs in Argentina.
Sonia is also a judge of the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards as well as a frequent speaker at several Latin American and international forums.
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