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), and the monetization of FTTx networks
Julie Kunstler has over 25 years of experience in the communications components, equipment and software industry. She is focuses on the wireline broadband access component, equipment, and software markets, closely following technology developments and subsequent effects on the vendor ecosystem. She is paying close attention to SDN/NFV and its impact on wireline broadband access.
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. She brings her knowledge of the pressure on telcos to offer bandwidth-hungry applications along with the margin requirements of component vendors. Julie 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 the Asia-Pacific region, OEM agreements with major equipment vendors, corporate strategy, analyst relationships, business planning, and fund raising. Before Teknovus, Julie served as cofounder 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.
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