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Julian Watson is the senior principal analyst of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity research at IHS Markit. He is responsible for analyzing IoT technologies, applications and business models.
Prior to this, Julian was Director of Operators research with IHS Technology’s Mobile and Telecom team. In this role he developed analysis of operators’ bundling business models, emerging markets footprint strategies and M&A opportunities. He also undertook custom research for operators, equipment vendors and regulatory authorities on issues such quad play strategies, VoIP and fixed broadband market segmentation.
Julian has been widely quoted on mobile market consolidation, quad-play and telecoms regulatory developments by media outlets such as the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN and Reuters.
Julian has a BA in Politics and Russian from the University of Leeds. He is based in London, United Kingdom.