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Matt Walker, Principal Analyst, Network Infrastructure
Matt is a principal analyst in Ovums Network Infrastructure practice.
Based in Asia, Matts networks coverage includes packet-optical convergence, mobile backhaul, global network connectivity, and next-generation access.
Beyond networks, Matt
is also in charge of preparing Ovums forecast of global service provider revenues and capex, for both fixed and mobile operators.
covers telecom industry health by tracking financial deal activity such as M&As, public offerings, and venture capital flows.
also prepares Ovums quarterly review of vendors financial results and strategic directions, across wireline, wireless and professional services.
Matt joined Ovum in 2006 and from 1998-2005 was part of RHK, a research firm acquired by Ovum in 2005.
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.
has also spoken at client seminars for internal sales training and external customer briefings.
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.