About {Core Analysis}


{Core Analysis} was founded in 2011 as a boutique consulting firm to help Operators, Investors, Analysts and Vendors to make sound investment decisions in telco and cloud infrastructure, technology and partnership. I focus on hybrid cloud, edge computing, networks disaggregation, Open RAN and programmable networks .

Patrick Lopez, is Founder and CEO at {Core Analysis}.


Hands-on experience building, launching and operating startups, mid size and multinational telecoms businesses. Tier one operator group and vendors, as well as startup and entrepreneur experience. General management and strategy in the U.S., Spain, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland and France.


Prior to {Core Analysis}, Patrick was global vice president of Networks Innovation at Telefonica group.

At Telefonica, Patrick supported a team of innovators composed of developers, network hackers, data scientists and UX specialists dedicated to inventing next generation networks, services and business models. He led in-house evaluation, development and new product introduction of:
  • Access networks disaggregation and virtualization (mobile and fixed)
  • OpenRAN
  • Edge Computing,
  • Connecting the Unconnected,
  • AWS Outpost, Google Anthos, Microsoft Azure Stack, Nvidia Ge force now, MobiledgeX...
  • Edge Gaming,
  • Edge AR/VR
  • Porting of telco functions in commercial cloud environments
Core Competencies:
  • Technology and market expertise in cloud and telco
  • Strategic market analysis
  • Due diligence and M&A
  • Business plans
  • Competitive analysis and market share protection / increase strategies
  • Product positioning and pricing
  • New product introduction
  • Press and Industry analysts management
Publications and Interviews
Over 100 interviews with The Wall Street Journal, Wireless Week, CNNmoney, Washington Times, In-Stat Group, Telephony, Fast Track Wireless, Wireless Week, Wireless News, NetsEdge Research, Telecom Trends, RCR Wireless News , CNN, Wireless developer network, Total Telecoms, La tribune, Global Wireless, Telecommunications International Edition, Global Mobile, CNBC Europe, Broadcast News

Analyst Reports:
Various analyst reports I have collaborated to or written include Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley Credit Suisse First Boston, IDC, Frost & Sullivan, Mobilestream, Stylus Communications, Yankee group, Ovum, Visiongain, Informa, Forrester Research...

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