Brent Iadarola - Analyst Profile

Global Research Director
Frost & Sullivan
Information & Communication Technologies


As the Global Program Director for Frost & Sullivan’s Mobile & Wireless Communications Group, Mr. Brent Iadarola researches and analyzes emerging, next generation wireless technologies & applications that enable the mobile Internet revolution. The scope of his work deals with all aspects of the mobile value chain; from delivery infrastructure and communication management, to end user content and applications.

Mr. Iadarola has authored numerous syndicated studies and articles in the areas of Location-based Services (LBS), Mobile Enterprise Applications and Mobile Resource Management (MRM) Markets. He has served as a Charter Member of Mobile Enterprise’s Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board and has been a speaker at CTIA on such topics as Location-based Services. Mr. Iadarola is frequently quoted by major media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, Forbes, and CNN.

Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Iadarola worked as a research analyst for the largest independent government relations firm in Washington DC, conducting legislative research and preparing congressional reports for the firm’s telecommunications clients.

Mr. Iadarola has a Masters of Business Administration from American University in Washington, DC with a concentration in Finance. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

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Recent items from Brent Iadarola

Evolving Consumer Lifestyles and Technologies Create Growth Opportunities for Multiple Stakeholders as Market Transitions from Legacy 911 to NG11
Next Generation 911(NG11) represents an industry transformation that proactively enhances public safety by acknowledging and catering to the rapidly evolving demands, products, lifestyles, and technologies of citizens. NG911 introduces an array of innovative solutions that will significantly expand public safety capabilities and drive growth opportunities for an increasing number of stakeholders.
Published: Mar 04 2016 Market Insights
The evolution from basic features phones to smartphones has been nothing short of phenomenal. Frost & Sullivan research indicates smartphones accounted for just over 21% of mobile phone connections in the US in 2009. That number increased to 70% in 2015, and is expected to grow to approximately 95% by 2020. Moreover, smartphone users are dedicating...
09 Feb 2016 Blog post
Introduction Frost & Sullivan’s research indicates that roughly one in five retail customers that have purchased an electronics device or a major appliance are likely to have a problem with the product within the first 12 months. While retail protection programs cannot prevent a problem, they can certainly provide a defined path for consumers to r...
15 Apr 2015 Blog post
NG911 Trends & Analysis
In contrast to the legacy ‘voice-centric’ E911 network, Next Generation 911 (NG911) will support a more diverse set of IP-based communications including text, data, photos, and video exchanges that will enhance the speed, accuracy, and preparation of first respondents. In this Insight, Frost & Sullivan analyzes NG911 market metrics, the competitive environment, and the value chain which consists of ESI net components, system integration, the IP Network, geographic information system (GIS), and customer premise equipment (CPE).
Published: Aug 27 2014 Market Insights
Recent Frost & Sullivan research indicates that smartphone users are now dedicating more than 80% of their mobile usage time to non-voice activities (i.e. mobile applications, web-browsing, mobile video, email, text messaging, etc.). As mobile hardware and software features continue to advance, innovation is only going to drive this statistic highe...
19 Dec 2013 Blog post
While Apple has already seen huge success with remote payments (i.e. the App Store), recent activity around NFC and iWallet patents, coupled with the acquisitions of AuthenTec and WiFiSLAM, suggests that Apple may be close to outlining a more concrete strategy around local (or proximity-based) payments. With mobile payments expected to outpace c...
05 Sep 2013 Blog post
As smartphones become more sophisticated and prices continue to rise, many of the advantages of mobile handset insurance have become increasingly apparent to the consumer. However, what are the implications of a handset protection program to a wireless carrier? While carriers have different levels of sophistication in terms of how they model the im...
04 Sep 2013 Blog post
In contrast to the legacy ‘voice-centric’ E911 network, Next Generation E911 (NG911) will support a more diverse set of IP-based communications including text, data, photos, and video exchanges that will enhance the speed, accuracy, and preparation of first responders. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently working closely with ke...
06 Aug 2012 Blog post
BlackBerry smartphones with 7.0 and 7.1 operating systems were recently awarded FIPS 140-2 certification by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC). While the FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certification were expected deliverables from RIM, there are some important takeaw...
06 Feb 2012 Blog post
Facebook will likely make close to 20 acquisitions in 2011, up from 10 in 2010 (and one in 2009). To date, the pattern with Facebook acquisitions has been to hire the executive and/or development team in order to acquire their domain expertise, rather than to simply rebrand a service or new technology. Nevertheless, many of Facebook ’11 acquisition...
13 Dec 2011 Blog post
Steve Jobs was clearly a brilliant innovator, but what set him apart from other great technology pioneers was his ability to distribute, market, and monetize that innovation on an unprecedented scale. Though Jobs always evangelized great products as the foundation of Apple’s success, it was his inordinate ability to simplify complex ecosystems that...
06 Oct 2011 Blog post

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