HILLSBOROUGH, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran industry analyst Greg Collins recently founded Exact Ventures to provide high technology market intelligence and advisory services and to create unbiased, enduring benchmarks for measuring market shares and understanding and quantifying market transitions and market opportunities.
"Exact Ventures provides technology market intelligence with greater depth and context than traditional, static pillars of market data," said Greg Collins, Founder and Principal Analyst at Exact Ventures. "The research combines both supply- and demand-side market intelligence and highlights the economics underlying emerging and transitioning markets and technologies."
The firm's initial reports focus on the Next Generation Network (NGN) Voice and IMS Core and Wireless Packet Core markets. Both markets are at the cusp of major transitions. Service providers are more actively removing legacy circuit-switched connections and services from their networks and accelerating the migration to pure IP networks based on IMS. Wireless operators, who must deal with ever increasing data and signaling traffic, are in the early stages of upgrading their networks to an Evolved Packet Core often in conjunction with deploying LTE.
Prior to founding Exact Ventures, Greg was an industry analyst with Dell'Oro Group from 1998 to 2011, most recently as Vice President. During his nearly 13 years at the firm he created and/or managed approximately half of the company's research. Specifically, he created the company's coverage of the Layer 3, Layer 4/7, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet markets, and created market research practices covering the Wireless LAN, Mobile Infrastructure, IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS), Set-top Box, and Wireless Packet Core markets. All of these programs were at the forefront of market research and were standards for quantifying market shares and understanding technology shifts.