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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Data Center Optics Market Tracker - H2 2016

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Infinera Revamps Portfolio Top to Bottom

On 15 January 2017, Infinera announced a revamp of its subsea portfolio and completed a trifecta of announcements based on its 4th generation “Infinite Capacity Engine” integrated photonics technology. Infinera has now effectively launched its portfolio roadmap for the next 12+ months, with new products and upgrades to existing platforms identified across each of the main optical application areas including data center interconnect (DCI), metro, long haul, and subsea. Delivery of these new products and enhancements in a timely manner will be critical to retaining a competitive portfolio in the DCI and long haul markets, stepping up efforts in the metro market, and regaining a foothold in the subsea market.

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RESEARCH NOTE - Operators on the Fence About Optical Open Line Systems, Study Shows

Following is information and insight from IHS Markit about our 2016 100G+ & ROADM Strategies Global Service Provider Survey.

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