Areas of expertise: Multiscreen services and bundling; 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 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 and pay-TV operators; network technologies; connected-home devices; and digital content and applications. He 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 multiscreen services, superfast broadband pricing and content delivery networks (CDNs).
Rob joined Informa Telecoms & Media in September 2003 as a senior reporter for two of the company’s flagship research services about fixed and mobile telecoms, Telecom Markets and Mobile Communications. Prior to that, he was Editor-at-Large for business information provider Penton Media, working across several print and digital media publications about e-commence, ISPs and enterprise IT. Rob holds an honours degree in philosophy and literature.