Simon leads Analysys Mason’s new Transport Network Strategies research programme, and its established Telecoms Strategy and Forecast programme. In the context of transport networks his recent reports and projects have looked at topics such as automation, SDN, open optical networking, IP/optical convergence, IP resilience and xHaul. He is currently thinking hard about the likely impact of AI on transport network architectures.
He has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry, having worked as an analyst, consultant, market researcher and publisher. He has commented and advised on many different aspects of the telecoms business during that time. His CV includes a wide range of assignments covering fixed and mobile devices and networks, operator strategies, infrastructure evolution, as well projects encompassing retail and wholesale, and business and consumer services.
Simon joined Analysys Mason in 2022 from Innovation Observatory, a business he founded in 2005 to help clients working in the telecoms, media, IT and environmental technology sectors. Prior to that, Simon worked for Analysys Mason in a number of roles including Head of Custom Research, and early in his career he worked for CIT Publications (at the time a publisher of telecoms and media reports). Simon holds an LLB from the University of Exeter.”