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Ovum » Matt Walker

  • Matt Walker
  • Principal Analyst
  • Intelligent Networks

Matt is a principal analyst in Ovum’s Network Infrastructure practice. Based in Asia, Matt’s networks coverage includes packet-optical convergence, mobile backhaul, carrier Ethernet, global network connectivity, and next-generation access. Beyond networks, Matt covers telecom industry health by tracking financial deal activity such as M&As public offerings, and venture capital flows, and the earnings results of service providers and vendors in the fixed and mobile arenas.

Matt joined Ovum in 2006 and from 1998-2005 was part of RHK, a research firm acquired by Ovum in 2005. Matt has published extensively on the optical networks sector, telco capex, Asian vendors, and FTTx. Project work for vendors has included market entry strategy, custom forecast, competitor analysis, and technology assessments. For carriers, recent projects have covered vendor selection and network strategy. Matt has also spoken at client seminars for internal sales training and external customer briefings. Matt is a frequent speaker at industry events sponsored by IIR, Netevents, Beacon, and other organizers primarily in Asia.

Before joining RHK in 1998, Matt worked as an economist for Exeter Associates, where his focus was telecom network cost modeling and electricity demand forecasting. Before that he spent two years at Rochester Gas & Electric, where he advised senior management on pricing issues and designed a new gas-pricing methodology.

Matt received a BA in political science in 1995 and an MS in applied economics in 1995 from the University of Rochester.

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