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 operators, cable operators, webscale, ICT infrastructure, telecom infrastructure services, network applications, converged media platforms, network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), carrier cloud, digital transformation, 5G, connected devices, Internet of Things (IoT), operator capex and opex, telecom industry economics and business models

Role and Responsibilities
Chris Antlitz is a senior analyst in TBR’s Telecom Practice. Chris oversees and contributes to the Telecom Practice’s syndicated research portfolio and custom project work. He leverages over nine years of analytical experience to lead the Telecom Practice’s research agenda as well as provide critical insight and analysis to syndicated and project work.

Chris covers the global telecom vendor and operator ecosystem and all major trends in the space, including but not limited to developments in NFV, SDN, carrier cloud, digital transformation, IoT and 5G. Chris also covers the webscale market, particularly the pursuits of the “Super 7” webscale companies (i.e., Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Alibaba, Baidu and Tencent) in the digital space.

Chris focuses on the supply and demand of ICT hardware, software and services 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 and special-topic thought leadership reports in quarterly webinars. Chris has been quoted by major news sites such as The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, TheStreet, eWEEK and Network World.

Experience and Background
Prior to joining TBR, Chris gained experience in equity analysis from his four-year involvement in the Atkins Investment Group while at the University of New Hampshire.

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
Telecom vendors, telecom operators, webscale, ICT infrastructure, telecom infrastructure services, network applications, network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), open source, carrier cloud, 5G, telecom industry economics and business models

Role and Responsibilities
Patrick Filkins focuses on telecom vendor research and is responsible for reporting on the telecom infrastructure, services and software markets. His vendor coverage includes Ericsson, Huawei, ZTE, Samsung, Nokia, Cisco, Accenture, IBM, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Juniper Networks.

Patrick authors TBR’s Telecom Vendor Benchmark, which presents key comparisons of top vendors and their peers. Additionally, Patrick contributes to TBR’s NFV, SDN and webscale research streams and participates in data modeling and analysis for custom research projects. Patrick has been quoted by news sites such as eWEEK, Network World, FierceWireless and SDxCentral.

Experience and Background
Prior to joining TBR, Patrick spent time in the military, including multiple deployments to the Middle East, where he gained valuable experience leveraging digital- and radio-based communications systems in the defense sector.

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, telecom operators, webscale, ICT infrastructure, telecom infrastructure services (TIS), fixed access, wireless access, digital transformation, 5G, network applications, telco cloud, network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SDN), telecom industry economics and business models

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 and ZTE. Michael authors TBR’s quarterly Telecom Vendor Benchmark and contributes to TBR’s TIS, and NFV and SDN 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, eWEEK, FierceWireless, Light Reading and TMCnet.

Experience and Background
An analyst with TBR since 2010, Michael leverages his critical insights and analysis to uncover and examine market trends and events within his coverage areas.

Michael holds a B.S. in corporate finance and accounting with a minor in law from Bentley University.

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