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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 global VP of Product Management for 5G products at NEC, where he managed the product strategy and planning, corporate development, and growth of NEC telecom business, including Open RAN, Packet Core and automation, orchestration. Patrick was before than 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 ...

  • Telco network as a Service, 

  • Edge Gaming, 

  • Edge AR/VR

  • Access networks disaggregation 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


Latest achievements
  • Over 30 international awards for new product / technology introduction and execution.

  • World’s first Open RAN (virtualized Radio Access Network) commercial deployments in greenfield and brownfield networks.

  • World’s first multi access (mobile, fixed, enterprise, residential) edge computing deployment (software defined Central Office re-architected as a data center project with transport aggregation, access virtualization, edge computing).

  • Pioneered Lean Telco innovation framework for telecom operators.

  • Multi 1oo´s million$ joint venture with Facebook and development banks to connect the unconnected. Includes SDN, NFV, open source virtualized ENodeB, EPC, satellite backhaul, Facebook, TIP, Google Loon…

  • Over 80 international clients at Core Analysis (ADVA, Akamai, Amdocs, Bain&Co., Bell Canada, Citrix, Deloitte, Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Facebook, HP, Huawei, NEC, InterDigital, McKinsey & Company, Red Hat, Telus …)

Publications and Interviews

Over 100 interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week, CNNmoney, Washington Times, Wireless Week, Wireless News,  RCR Wireless News , CNN, 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, Yankee group, Ovum, Informa, Forrester Research...

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