Julian Watson

Principal Analyst, Wholesale Telecoms

Julian joined Omdia’s enterprise networks and wholesale team in January 2021. His research focuses on wholesale telecoms market dynamics and service provider strategies. 

Between August 2016 and December 2020, Julian was a member of Omdia’s IoT connectivity and platforms team. In this role, Julian maintained and developed global IoT device forecasts and undertook syndicated and custom research in areas including cellular IoT gateways, edge computing in IoT, and 5G. Prior to this, Julian managed the legacy IHS Markit telecoms operator research team, which provided syndicated and custom research on quad-play bundling, telecoms regulation, fixed broadband, and VoIP. Julian joined Omdia in 1999 and has a Bachelor of Arts in politics, parliamentary studies, and Russian from the University of Leeds in England.