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Heavy Reading Analysts

Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading, the research division of Light Reading, offers deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers and investors. Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the global telecom industry.

Our Analysts

Alan Breznick

Alan Breznick

Practice Leader

Cable & Video

Alan covers the cable TV, broadband, and IP video infrastructure markets for Heavy Reading.

Alan tracks the markets for new cable, broadband, and video technologies and standards such as DOCSIS 4.0, FTTP, DAA, XGS-PON, streaming video, network virtualization, business services, Wi-Fi 6, 5G, and ATSC 3.0.

Gabriel Brown

Gabriel Brown

Senior Principal Analyst

Mobile Networks & 5G

Gabriel leads mobile network research for Heavy Reading. His coverage area includes RAN, core, and service-layer platforms.

Key research topics include 5G, LTE Advanced, open RAN, software-based mobile core, and the application of cloud technologies to mobile networking.

Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown

Principal Analyst

Mobile Networks & 5G

Ruth covers mobile network research for Heavy Reading. Key coverage areas include system architecture, core infrastructure and services, and supporting cloud technologies.

She has worked in telecommunications for over 20 years on mobile and fixed network research and design.

Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark

Principal Analyst

Data Center IT and Cloud Services

Jennifer examines the solutions and technology reshaping the telco data center, including edge computing, open source, cloud-native networking, and container networking. Jennifer also advises on Telco digital transformation including quantum computing, automation, AR/VR and the emerging metaverse.

Jennifer started her industry research career with the Yankee Group.

Jim Hodges

Jim Hodges

Research Director

Cloud & Security

Jim leads Heavy Reading's research on the application and security impact of the cloud on the control plane and application layers, both in the fixed and mobile core and at the enterprise edge.

He also covers service assurance and orchestration requirements for cloud-based networks.

Sterling Perrin

Sterling Perrin

Senior Principal Analyst

Optical Networks & Transport

Sterling has more than 20 years experience in telecommunications as an industry analyst and journalist.

His coverage area at Heavy Reading is optical networking, including packet-optical transport and 5G transport.

Simon Stanley

Simon Stanley

Analyst at Large

Components & Subsystems

Simon is founder and principal consultant at Earlswood Marketing Ltd an independent consulting company based in the UK.

Simon's research includes next-generation core networks, radio access, 5G, 100G/400/800G technology, AI processing, IoT, Open Compute, smart NICs, uCPE, multicore processors, and switching.

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