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

Patrick Lopez
Founder & CEO

As an analyst, Patrick 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...