Emeka Obiodu is a Principal Analyst in Ovum’s Industry, Communications & Broadband practice where he focuses on the operational strategies of telecoms operators and vendors. He also leads Ovum’s research & analysis of innovation in the telecoms industry.
Emeka has over nine years experience in the industry, both as an analyst and an engineer. In his work, he has consulted for many multinational giants (including 8 of the ten largest global telecoms players), leading financial institutions and governmental bodies. Emeka presents regularly at events (CTIA, IEE, IEEE etc), and features extensively in the media such as the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Reuters, Dow Jones, AP, and Forbes.
At Ovum, his research has covered telco innovation, the future of network sharing, how spectrum will shape LTE, mobile services innovation, how telcos cope with recession, the role of franchises in the mobile industry, SIM-only tariffs, and cross-group tariffs. He has also contributed to Ovum’s coverage of the African and Middle Eastern markets plus Russia and the CIS markets.
Prior to Ovum, Emeka worked as a telecoms analyst at Global Insight and Pyramid Research, focusing mainly on the telecoms market in the EMEA region. He also worked for oil giant Shell, an engineering firm setting up VSAT links in emerging markets, and a dot.com start-up. Emeka holds a BEng in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from FUTO Nigeria and an MSc in Telecommunications from Queen Mary University of London.