Julian Watson

Julian Watson

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.


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Cellular IoT Market Brief - 2018

This Market Brief provides an overview of the Cellular IoT Connectivity Market regarding cellular connected devices by region, application (vertical) and technology.

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IoT Vertical Case Study - Admiral - 2018

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Enterprise & IT Mobile & Telecom
IoT Gateways Report - 2018

Gateways can perform several critical roles in IoT implementations: such as protocol conversion/bridging, providing connectivity to the cloud or enterprise applications through wide area network connectivity, managing the security on node devices and data/filtering, processing and storage. The ability to support local or edge compute is becoming more important as more applications that require real-time responses to changes in the physical environment, monitored by sensors, are being developed.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Enterprise & IT Mobile & Telecom
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