Areas of expertise: Wireline access components and equipment (including FTTx PON, DSL, and CMTS), next-gen PON, PON for non-residential applications (mobile backhaul, enterprise services, fronthaul, smart grid), monetization of FTTx networks
Julie Kunstler has over 25 years of experience in the communications components, equipment, and software industry. She is responsible for market analysis of optical components, focusing on emerging access networks including passive optical networking.
Julie has worked as an executive, investor, and board member for communications companies. Having served in these numerous roles, she understands what it takes for new communications technologies to be deployed in large numbers and across multiple geographies. Julie brings her knowledge of the pressure on telcos to offer bandwidth-hungry applications along with the margin requirements of component vendors. She is a regular participant at industry events around the globe.
Prior to joining Ovum, Julie served as VP Business Development for Teknovus, focusing on FTTX deployments in Asia-Pacific, OEM agreements with major equipment vendors, corporate strategy, analyst relationships, business planning, and fund raising. Before Teknovus, Julie served as co-founder and general partner for Portview Communications Partners, a VC fund focusing on investments in early-stage communications technology companies. Julie received her MBA from the University of Chicago.