Areas of expertise: Multiscreen services and bundling; OTT video and content delivery networks; superfast broadband and next-generation access networks; partnership models for the connected home
“The connected home is set to become a crowded place in 2013, with telecoms operators, pay-TV providers, Internet firms and consumer electronics giants all looking to secure a place in the living room. Understanding who to collaborate with will be vital to any player’s chances of success.”
Rob Gallagher is Head of Broadband & TV Research at Informa Telecoms & Media. He is responsible for directing Informa’s global research into broadband, TV, digital media and the connected home.
Under his guidance, Rob’s multinational team of analysts and consultants produce authoritative analysis, forecasts and consultancy covering four key areas: broadband, TV and OTT service providers; access and content delivery networks (CDNs); smart-home devices; and digital content and applications. As a member of Informa Telecoms & Media Industry Research management team, Rob is also responsible for helping define and deliver the company’s over-arching research agenda.
Rob is a frequent speaker and chair at international conferences and frequently briefs and advises operators, content providers, policy-makers and vendors on industry trends and developments. His recent research interests include the evolution of CDNs and IP content delivery, value-based next-generation broadband pricing and bundling, and DSL-acceleration scenario-planning.