Heidi Adams

Heidi Adams

Ms. Heidi Adams is a Sr. Research Director for Transport Networks within the IHS Technology Group.

An experienced leader in the telecommunications industry, Ms. Adams joined IHS in March 2016, bringing over 20 years of product management, marketing, go-to-market strategy and industry analysis expertise to the team. She has been active in introducing to the market new products and solutions that span access, aggregation, edge and core networks for service providers, mobile network operators and large enterprises.

Prior to joining IHS, Ms. Adams was Senior Director, Product Marketing, for Nokia’s IP/Optical Networks group, where she led technical marketing across a broad range of areas including IP routing, virtualized routing/NFV, carrier Ethernet, IP/optical integration, carrier/WAN SDN, mobile backhaul, mobile packet core and packet microwave. She was also Director, Product Line Management, of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP division, and has held roles in product management, technical support and software development for Nortel Networks, Bell Northern Research and IBM.

As the lead analyst for transport networks, including router and optical technologies, at IHS, she is uniquely positioned to assess the impact of emerging cloud-centric residential, business and mobile service architectures on the underlying IP and optical transport network infrastructure. In addition, she provides accurate and objective market sizing, market share and forecasts for this domain, spanning optical networking hardware (WDM, SONET/SDH), OTN transport and switching, packet-optical transport systems, 100G+ coherent optical equipment, IP routers, carrier Ethernet switches and transport SDN segments.

As a consultant to startups, service providers, vendors and the investment community, Ms. Adams helps clients identify new market opportunities and advises on positioning, product development and business plans.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Ontario, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, Canada.


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OFC 2018 highlights: Optical DCI leapfrog contest continues

The market for compact optical data center interconnect (DCI) platforms is the fastest growing segment of the optical equipment market. In our 27 March 2018 DCI, Packet-Optical, and OTN Equipment Market Tracker, the compact DCI transport equipment segment brought in $483M in revenue in 2017, up 205% YoY. Moving forward, IHS Markit predicts this segment will continue to grow at a 5-year CAGR of +27%. Clients, please log in to view the full content.

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Optical DCI market grew 26 percent, reaching $2.6 billion in 2017

Year-over-year optical data center interconnect (DCI) hardware revenue grew by 26 percent globally, reaching $2.6 billion in 2017.

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DCI, Packet-Optical, & OTN Equipment Market Tracker - Regional - reflects Actuals through H2 2017

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