Areas of expertise: Asia-Pacific fixed and mobile markets, examining operator strategies and new services and applications such as IPTV, OTT and cloud-based services
“Operators in the Asia Pacific region have invested huge sums in deploying high-speed fixed and mobile broadband networks – but it is the Over-The-Top (OTT) players that are reaping many of the rewards from these networks – operators and OTT players must work together to create a sustainable market.”
Tony Brown is a Senior Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media. He is a key member of the Operator team, focusing on Asia Pacific fixed and mobile operator strategies. Having worked for Informa for over a decade, he has established himself as a leading authority on pan-regional industry trends and developments.
In his role Tony follows both the cutting-edge markets in the region, such as South Korea and Japan, as well as developing markets, such as Indonesia and Bangladesh, with an in-depth knowledge of how operators in these divergent markets are deploying new services and applications.
Over recent years, Tony has closely tracked the deployment of new services such as IPTV and OTT-delivered content, monitored critical issues such as Net Neutrality and mobile data pricing and also researched emerging new industries such as Content Delivery Networks.
Tony is also a regular speaker and chairman at leading industry events such as Broadband World Forum, TV Connect and CDN Asia and he regularly speaks at specialist industry events organized by operators and vendors.
In addition, Tony is frequently quoted in leading telecoms industry publications as well as high-profile newspapers including The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Financial Review, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and South China Morning Post.