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Senior Analyst, Ovum – Next Generation Infrastructure

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Senior Analyst, Ovum – Next Generation Infrastructure

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We are seeking a Senior Analyst to play a central role in developing service provider SDN and NFV research for network infrastructure, and other emerging carrier network technology trends within the Next Generation Infrastructure team. The ideal candidate will be highly commercial, with an appreciation of the digital service provider market, current transformation to software centric architecture and its associated technologies. This role will look beyond communications service provider (CSPs) and include Internet Cloud Providers (ICPs). As well as positioning Ovum as the leading firm in ICT research and business planning, the post will require the successful candidate to strengthen existing relationships with vendors and service providers as well as developing new ones.





  • We are looking for expertise in SDN/NFV and four or more key coverage areas for network core and telco cloud. The topic areas include: SDN architecture, SDN controllers, SD-WAN, NFV, Distributed Network architecture alternatives, Mobile Edge Computing, as well as MANO, ONOS, CORD and Openstack. The candidate could also be called upon to assist in other research topics such as network signalling, small cells, and IMS.
  • Leverage existing reputation in the market as an analyst with confidence to take a stand on major issues.
  • Generate evidence-based research projects, vendor assessments and forecasts in the core topics areas that are published on the Ovum knowledge centre, our client portal.
  • With the support of the sales team, lead negotiations with customers and prospects in order to promote and sell the team’s services
  • Use well-honed primary research skills to gather data and insight into the market, with a particular focus on CTO, CIO and CMO purchasing priorities. 




  • Two to four years experience in the ICT industry, either working for service providers, suppliers, consultants or within an analyst house.
  • Excellent knowledge of the vendors who supply the service provider market within their network services
  • SDN/NFV experience with the vendors (existing and emerging) that supply the large CSP and ICPs.
  • Excellent written communication skills, with the ability to synthesize complex ideas.
  • Strong verbal communication and presentation skills, including a personable manner and the confidence to present to, engage with, and influence executives at the highest levels of the telecommunications industry.
  • Numeracy, with the ability to build and maintain market forecasts and present complex concepts and trends from data in a compelling manner.
  • The ability to quickly and coherently identify and communicate critical issues impacting the commercial performance of Ovum’s clients across the enterprise services value chain.
  • The ability to build a profile with industry contacts and opinion formers. A network of existing industry contacts would be desirable.
  • A proven track record of managing a workload to ensure deadlinesare met and client expectations are exceeded.


To apply, please submit your CV and a detailed covering letter highlighting your suitability.


About Informa


Informa’s Business Intelligence (BI) division provides specialist data, intelligence and insight to our customers, helping them make better decisions, gain competitive advantage and enhance return on investment.


BI has a valuable portfolio of digital subscription products, providing business critical intelligence to global, regional and niche communities within five core industry sectors: Pharma & HealthcareFinanceTelecoms, Media & TechnologyMaritime & Law and Agribusiness & Commodities.


Informa is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability status, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.



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London , London, City of, United Kingdom
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UK London Christchurch Court (23)
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