Networking & Mobility Practice

Kate Price, Practice Manager



Coverage and Focus Areas
Telecom, mobility, wireless data, smartphones, operator spending, M2M, connected devices, tablets, cable, Internet, mobile advertising, video, networks, three-screen strategy, NFV, 5G, carrier cloud

Role and Responsibilities
Kate Price manages TBR’s Telecom Practice. Kate sets strategic and research direction for the practice, oversees syndicated research and custom projects and specializes in telecom operator and cable industry coverage.

Since joining TBR in 2005, Kate has contributed to syndicated coverage of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile USA, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and Google as well as the U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark. She has led and contributed to numerous custom engagements. Kate has expertise in identifying emerging industry trends, such as changing industry business models, growth in wireless data revenue, connected devices and M2M, NFV, 5G and carrier cloud. Kate has received attribution in technology industry and business publications including Computerworld, RCR Wireless, FierceWireless, Light Reading and Unstrung.

Experience and Background
Prior to joining TBR, Kate held marketing positions in the healthcare and advertising fields. She contributed to marketing campaign development, event organization and division performance reporting for Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center. She also performed research to support advertising campaigns for Harbour Light Strategic Marketing.

Kate received an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business & Economics, where she also received a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing.

Christopher Antlitz, Senior Analyst



Coverage and Focus Areas
Telecom vendors, telecom and cable operators, alternative network providers, telecom infrastructure services, network equipment, wireless access, fixed access, backhaul, OSS/BSS, service layer technologies, NFV, SDN, telco cloud, connected devices, Internet of Things, operator capex and opex modeling

Role and Responsibilities
Chris Antlitz is a senior analyst in TBR’s Telecom Practice. Chris leads TBR’s Telecom Infrastructure Services and Alternative Network Provider research portfolios and oversees the practice’s syndicated research portfolio. He leverages his years of analytical experience since 2008 to provide critical insight and analysis in syndicated and project work.

Chris covers network infrastructure vendors such as Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE, as well as the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) initiatives of leading IT and software companies, including Accenture, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and IBM. He also assists with TBR’s coverage of service providers, including wireless, wireline and cable operators as well as alternative network providers such as Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook and “Wi-Fi First” operators. Chris focuses on the supply and demand of ICT equipment, services and applications as well as spending trends, demand shifts and relationships in the vendor-operator ecosystem. He plays an integral role in the creation of TBR’s telecom-related benchmarks and presents benchmark analysis as well as special-topic thought leadership reports in quarterly webinars. Chris has been quoted by major news sites such as The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, TheStreet and Network World.

Experience and Background
Prior to joining TBR, Chris gained experience in equity analysis from his involvement in the Atkins Investment Group while at the University of New Hampshire. During his studies he participated in the R.I.S.E. Competition, an investment conference sponsored by the University of Dayton and the United Nations Global Compact. Chris also participated in the CME Group’s Commodity Trading Challenge, an open-outcry competition where he was trained by professional commodity traders on the NYMEX floor in New York City.

Chris holds a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in economics from the University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics.

Patrick Filkins, Analyst



Coverage and Focus Areas
Telecommunications infrastructure, telecom infrastructure services (TIS), LTE, broadband, fixed access, wireless access, backhaul, OSS/BSS, cloud enablement, mobility, network functions virtualization (NFV), 5G, small cells, software-defined networking (SDN), strategic investments, industry and vertical trends, strategic acquisitions, financial modeling

Role and Responsibilities
Patrick Filkins is an analyst in TBR’s Telecom Practice and is responsible for reporting on the telecom infrastructure, services and software markets. His coverage includes Ericsson, Huawei, Samsung, Nokia Networks, Cisco and Juniper Networks. Patrick contributes to TBR’s Telecom Vendor Benchmark and Telecom Infrastructure Services (TIS) Benchmark that present key comparisons of top vendors and their peers. Additionally, Patrick contributes to TBR’s NFV/SDN Telecom Market Landscape and participates in data modeling and analysis for custom research projects.

Experience and Background
Patrick spent several years in the U.S. Army serving on deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, respectively. His duties included working closely with private and federal defense agencies to implement and test technologies on the front lines.

Patrick has a B.S. in management and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire’s Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. He is working toward an additional graduate certificate in industrial statistics from the University of New Hampshire’s mathematics department.

Michael Soper, Analyst



Coverage and Focus Areas
Telecom vendors, alternative network providers, wireless operators, network infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, telecom infrastructure services (TIS), fixed access, wireless access, backhaul, OSS/BSS, telco cloud, network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), service layer technologies

Role and Responsibilities
Michael Soper is an analyst in TBR’s Telecom Practice and specializes in telecom vendor research. Michael leads TBR’s syndicated coverage of network infrastructure vendors, including Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Nokia, Samsung and ZTE. Michael authors TBR’s quarterly Telecom Vendor Benchmark and contributes to TBR’s telecom infrastructure services and alternative network providers research portfolios. He also assists with TBR’s coverage of wireless operators and collaborates with senior analysts on custom projects.

Michael has been quoted by major news sites such as The New York Times’ Bits blog, eWEEK, FierceWireless, Light Reading and TMCnet.

Experience and Background
An analyst with TBR since 2010, Michael has been leveraging his experience to provide critical insight and analysis, uncovering and analyzing market trends and events within his coverage areas in information and communications technology.

Michael received a B.S. in corporate finance and accounting with a minor in law from Bentley University. While at Bentley, he helped develop a business plan for a local nonprofit organization as project leader of a market research team.

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