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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Microwave Network Equipment Market Tracker - Regional - Q1 2018

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Mobile & Telecom
What are the success factors for fixed wireless access?

There is currently much excitement about fixed wireless access (FWA) using millimeter wave spectrum (mmW), particularly in North America. (By strict definition, millimeter wave implies frequencies between 30 and 300 GHz; however, in the present FWA context the industry also refers to frequencies in the 24 and 28 GHz range as mmW). Millimeter wave offers significant throughput performance with a channel size of up to 900 MHz but has coverage challenges. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Cumulative $3.5 billion to be spent on carrier Wi-Fi equipment between 2018 and 2022
Cumulative $3.5 billion to be spent on carrier Wi-Fi equipment between 2018 and 2022

The carrier Wi-Fi equipment market continued to grow in 2017, driven by ongoing broadband demand and a strong role within the 5G era. Revenue reached $626 million for the full-year 2017, increasing 1.3 percent from the prior year.

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Mobile & Telecom
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