Patrick Lopez

CEO

Core Analysis

Patrick Lopez is CEO at {Core Analysis}, the leading industry analyst practice at the intersection of telco and cloud. He has over 20 years’ experience building, launching and operating telecoms businesses in startups, mid-sized and tier one multinationals. He was exclusive advisor to Opera software in its acquisition of Skyfire for $155 million Prior to Core Analysis, Patrick was global vice president of Networks Innovation at Telefonica group. His latest achievements include: • Advising Bell Canada on 5G, slicing, edge computing and innovation strategy • Published Edge Computing and hybrid cloud 2020 as well as Xran 2020 reports • Presented Edge computing risks and opportunities for Telcos and hyperscalers to IFC – World Bank • World’s first Open RAN (virtualized Radio Access Network) evaluation and commercial deployment • Multi 1oo´s million$ joint venture with Facebook and development banks to connect the unconnected. Includes SDN, NFV, open source virtualized ENodeB, EPC, satellite backhaul, Facebook, TIP, Google Loon… • World’s first multi access (mobile, fixed, enterprise, residential) edge computing deployment (software defined Central Office re-architected as a data center project with transport aggregation, access virtualization, edge computing). While at Telefonica, Patrick sat on the Boards of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) and 5Tonic (an open 5G laboratory). Before this, he was part of the teams that sent the world’s first mobile picture message (MMS) and deployed the first streaming video optimization engine for mobile networks. Patrick has collaborated to various industry and financial reports including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse First Boston, Frost & Sullivan, Yankee group, Ovum, and has written several articles in collaboration with The Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week, Fierce wireless, RCR Wireless News, CNN and CNBC. Patrick currently resides in Toronto, Canada and has worked in the United States, Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain and France. He holds a MBA in Corporate Management.