Veteran Telecommunications analyst joins IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced that it has hired Karl Whitelock as Research Vice President, Communications Service Provider (Comms SP) – Operations & Monetization industry practice, the company said .

With more than 25 years of experience in the communications industry, Whitelock brings strategic insight and global perspectives to the operations and monetization functions of communications service providers.

In his new role, Whitelock will be responsible for IDC´s global telecom operations and monetization strategies and market analysis, market share, and forecast research. In addition, he will provide network virtualization operations development insight and impact analysis of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) pertaining to the Comms SP operations and monetization functions.

IDC is a global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC´s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives.

Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world´s media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers.