Emeka Obiodu

Principal Analyst
Industry, Communications & Broadband

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 the “Telco innovation services radars” and “How telcos innovate” research projects at Ovum.

Emeka has over ten years’ experience in the industry as an engineer, mobile content specialist, consultant, and analyst. He regularly presents at events (e.g. Avren, CTIA, IET, and IEEE), chairs panels (e.g. NetEvents, Total Telecom World), acts as judge (e.g. GSMA Innovation Awards), and features extensively in the media (e.g. BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Guardian, Reuters, and Sky).

At Ovum, Emeka’s research has covered the future of network sharing, how spectrum will shape LTE, how telcos cope with recession, mobile forecasts, the global mobile outlook, the role of franchises in the mobile industry, SIM-only tariffs, and cross-group tariffs.

Prior to Ovum, Emeka worked as a telecoms analyst at Global Insight and Pyramid Research. He has also worked for Royal Dutch Shell, an engineering firm setting up VSAT links for Internet access, and several mobile content/app start-ups. Emeka holds a BEng from FUT Owerri, an MSc in Telecommunications from Queen Mary University of London, and an MBA from the University of Warwick Business School.