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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Small Cell Equipment Market Tracker - Regional - Update H1 2019

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MWC 2019: 5G x-haul roundup

Once more unto the breach—that being Barcelona—for the annual trading of knowledge, ideas, contacts, and contracts that is Mobile World Congress. Other than missing last year, this was my 15th overall, stretching back to 1998 in Cannes (when MWC was the GSM World Congress). A lot about the event has changed in that time, and the industry is once again undergoing profound changes, this time driven by the onset of the 5G era and all that it promises (though whether it will deliver is a debate for another time). One particular area undergoing much evolution is my primary area of market coverage: mobile backhaul. In this research note, I summarize some of the conversations I had with equipment vendors about their latest product announcements related to this market and consider what they mean for the future of mobile backhaul and related areas. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Microwave Network Equipment Market Tracker - Regional - Q4 2018

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