Karen Brown is a Director Analyst at Gartner Research, with a background wide-area networking subjects focused but not limited to U.S. carriers and associated vendors. Her coverage includes WANs, enterprise networking (Ethernet, MPLS, DIA and various access technologies), voice and unified communications, wireless-wireline convergence and SD-WAN.
Prior to joining Gartner, Brown worked as a strategic analyst for Denver-based One Touch Intelligence, covering business telecom services, wireless and cable MSO technology. Her background also includes stints as a writer/editor for various telecommunications trade publications including Multichannel News, Wireless Week and CED.
KL Brown Consulting LLC
One Touch Intelligence
Senior Vice President of Industry Intelligence
Reed Business Information
Cloud and Edge Infrastructure
BS (Journalism), University of Colorado at Boulder
1Network services provider contract negotiation
2Network service provider vendor selection
3WAN networking technology and options
4Wireless networking technology and options