Biography for Daryl Schoolar
Daryl Schoolar is Principal Analystof Wireless Infrastructure for Ovum. Daryl’s research includes not only what infrastructure vendors are developing in those areas, but how mobile operators are deploying and using those wireless networking solutions. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him at @DHSchoolar.
Articles by Daryl Schoolar
Looking back at the "What to expect from MWC 2014" column I wrote in early February, I would say the conference met my expectations. I want to say I'm the world's greatest prognosticator but that would be a lie. Surprises are rare with wireless infrastructure. Vendors often give me a heads up on what to expect and having watched this market for some time, I can tell you that if one or two vendors are doing something, you can be sure their competitors are working on something similar. But, that isn't to say I didn't encounter a surprise this past February while in Barcelona.
Having spent the last several months updating Ovum's RAN forecasts and market share estimates, one thing is very clear: the base station business is a very tough business to be in no matter where each vendor falls within the market share ranking.
As you can imagine, as an analyst, I get the opportunity to talk with many of the companies in the optimization space. Some are well known, while others are just pulling the curtain back on their operations. Here are four start-up specialist vendors I have talked with recently that I think others should know about as well.
Now that the Mayan apocalypse has passed without event, and we are all still here, there is no avoiding 2013. For an analyst like me, the start of a new year is a time to take stock of the previous year and to think about what the new one will bring.