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{Core Analysis} was founded in 2011 as a boutique analyst and consulting firm to help telco and cloud operators, investors and vendors to make sound investment decisions in cloud and broadband infrastructure, technology and partnership. 


Patrick Lopez, is Founder and CEO at {Core Analysis}.


As an analyst, he presents at influential industry forums and conferences and publishes an acclaimed blog, industry articles and reports. ….


{Core Analysis} was exclusive advisor to Opera Software in its acquisition of Skyfire for $155 millions.


Prior to {Core Analysis}, Patrick was most recently global VP Networks Innovation for Telefonica group, where he led in-house evaluation, development and new product introduction of 

  • Connecting the Unconnected, 

  • Edge Computing, 

  • AWS Outpost, Google Anthos, Microsoft Azure Stack, Nvidia Ge force now, MobiledgeX...

  • Telco network as a Service, 

  • Edge Gaming, 

  • Edge AR/VR

  • Access networks dis-aggregation and virtualization (mobile and fixed) 

Core Competencies:

•Technology and market expertise in telco & cloud networks and business models

•Strategic market analysis

•Due diligence and M&A

•Business planning

•Competitive analysis

•Product positioning and pricing

•New product introduction


Publications and Interviews

Over 100 interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week, CNNmoney, Washington Times, In-Stat Group, Telephony, Fast Track Wireless, Wireless Week, Wireless News, NetsEdge Research, Telecom Trends, RCR Wireless News , CNN, Wireless developer network, Total Telecoms, La tribune, Global Wireless, Telecommunications International Edition, Global Mobile, CNBC Europe, Broadcast News


Analyst Reports:

Various analyst reports I have collaborated to or written include Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley Credit Suisse First Boston, IDC, Frost & Sullivan, Mobilestream, Stylus Communications, Yankee group, Ovum, Visiongain, Informa, Forrester Research...

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