Analyst Profile
Rick Talbot
Principal Analyst, Optical Infrastructure
Office: +1 703 788 3585
Rick Talbot
Rick brings more than 25 years of experience to Current Analysis clients as a technology and marketing analyst in the telecommunications industry. As Principal Analyst, Optical Infrastructure, Rick primarily focuses on tracking, analyzing and reporting on developments that impact the metro, and long-haul optical infrastructure market. His areas of coverage include the companies, technologies and strategies related to the market for WDM-based access, switching, optical add/drop and PON products.

Rick has served with network operators, equipment vendors and the government. He has held product marketing, product management and strategic planning positions at NEC Corporation of America, PacketLight Networks, Ciena Corporation and Alcatel Network Systems. He has held engineering, network planning and marketing positions at Broadwing Communications, WilTel, National Datacom and Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. He was also a policy analyst for the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Rick holds an MBA degree from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor of engineering science degree from Trinity University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Texas and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers.
Coverage Areas
Service Provider Infrastructure
Transport and Routing Infrastructure
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