Richard Webb

Richard Webb

Mr. Richard Webb, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit for Service Provider Technology, is a visionary thought leader in the telecom industry.

Richard has been covering telecom markets for over 15 years. As a directing analyst at IHS Markit, he authors numerous market share and forecast reports, surveys and opinion pieces on microwave, millimeter wave, mobile backhaul, small cells and carrier Wi-Fi.

Richard is regularly quoted in leading publications including Fierce Wireless, RCR Wireless, Network Digest, Lightwave Online and Mobility Techzone. He is also a frequent speaker at events including CTIA Wireless, Mobile World Congress, Small Cells Global Congress, Packet Microwave Forum and Carrier Wi-Fi World Congress. As a consultant to carriers, vendors and the investment community, Richard identifies new market opportunities and advises on positioning, product development, business plans and M&A activity.

Prior to joining Infonetics Research, now IHS Markit, in 2001, Richard worked with PBI Media, where he developed the program content for a series of telecom conferences in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Previously, he was a telecom conference director with events producer Terrapinn in London.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in English Literature from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. He is based in London.


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Mobile Backhaul Market Database - Regional - Update H2 2018

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Mobile & Telecom
Outdoor Small Cell Mobile Backhaul Equipment Market Tracker - Regional - Update H2 2018

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Mobile & Telecom
CommScope to Acquire Arris for $7.4B, Creating Cable Industry Heavyweight Poised for the Future

US telecommunications equipment maker CommScope will acquire Arris, in a $7.4B deal valued at $5.69 billion, with the difference comprised of CommScope’s assumption of Arris’s debt. As part of the deal, the Carlyle Group will make a $1M equity investment in CommScope for an approximate 16% stake in the new company. CommScope’s CEO Eddie Edwards has claimed the two companies’ product lines are complementary, and that the combined company will “enable end-to-end wired and wireless communications infrastructure solutions that neither company could otherwise achieve on its own.” The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2019.

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Mobile, Consumer & Connected Devices Mobile & Telecom
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