Director – Research and Analysis, Service Provider Technology, IHS MarkitMr. Richard Webb, director of research and analysis at IHS Markit for Service Provider Technology, is a visionary thought leader in the telecom industry.
Mr. Webb has been covering telecom markets for over 15 years and is a highly sought-after analyst. 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. He authors numerous market share and forecast reports, surveys and opinion pieces on microwave, millimeter wave, mobile backhaul, small cells and carrier Wi-Fi. He is regularly quoted in leading publications including Fierce Wireless, RCR Wireless, Network Digest, Lightwave Online and Mobility Techzone. He is a frequent speaker at events, including CTIA Wireless, Mobile World Congress, Small Cells Global Congress, Packet Microwave Forum and Carrier Wi-Fi World Congress. Prior to joining Infonetics Research in 2001, now part of IHS Markit, he 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. Mr. Richard Webb holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Gloucestershire, UK. He is based in London, UK.