Paul Erickson

Paul Erickson

Mr. Paul Erickson, senior analyst at IHS Markit, drives connected device research and a range of topics for the broadband intelligence service.

With over 13 years of technology industry experience, Paul’s topical experience has included consumer electronics, pay and broadcast TV, digital content, DVD and Blu-ray Disc, HD broadcasting and services, digital set-top boxes, IPTV, over-the-top video hardware and services, home audio, advanced user interface technologies and digital rights management.

Paul’s current coverage areas include connected devices, over-the-top video hardware, multiscreen delivery and consumption, network audio devices and the evolution of user interface technology within consumer devices. He is part of the team driving connected device research within the Broadband Technology Intelligence service.

Prior to joining IHS Markit, Paul worked as a competitive intelligence and strategy analyst within the enterprise software sector for IBM and Vignette Corporation, as well as served as a consultant on a number of independent projects for Dell, Compaq, Silicon Graphics and AT&T. He was also the director of DVD and HD market research at DisplaySearch, and was featured at the 2009 International CES as an expert panelist speaking at the Blu-ray Disc Association press conference.

Paul has been quoted in a variety of industry publications and news outlets, including USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, BBC, Reuters, NPR, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, BusinessWeek, Variety, Bloomberg, Wired, Home Media Magazine, PC World, CNET, Stuff, CE Pro and Cable & Satellite International.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Georgetown University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, both in the US. Paul can converse in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.


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Verizon Courts Cord-cutters with Newly-announced 5G Home Service with Free Apple TV or Chromecast

Verizon recently announced the rollout of its 5G wireless home broadband service in the US, 5G Home, with orders opening September 13th, 2018 and launch beginning October 1st in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. The company is touting typical speeds of approximately 300 Mbps, peaking at 1 Gigabit, with no data caps. The service is priced at $50/month for existing Verizon subscribers, and $70/month for non-subscribers, and comes with three months of YouTube TV free. Subscribers also receive their choice of a free Google Chromecast Ultra or Apple TV 4K.

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Set-top Box (STB) Market Tracker - Q1 2018

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The 2018 NAB Show – Highlights and Recap

NAB 2018 brought forth many of the traditional companies within content, broadcast, and pay-TV, which presented solutions at the show that reinforced the ongoing trends in the pay-TV ecosystem.

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