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Peter Liu

VP Analyst

Peter Liu is a VP Analyst in Gartner's Technology and Service Provider Research Group. Mr. Liu is based in Asia/Pacific. He is a member of the TSP Industries team and covers the Telecom (primary) and Public Sector (secondary) markets. He focused on the Industry Product Planning and Strategy and Industry Strategy Execution Key Initiatives for Product Managers and Tech CEOs. His research is focused on mobile network evolution such as: 5G/Mobile Core/Optical Transportation/Small Cell) and Intelligent Network management and operations such as MANO/AI/SDN/NFV/cloudification). His research and advice are aimed at identifying and applying emerging technologies, products and practices for operation efficiency and related competitive landscapes. He has 19 years' experience in telecom industry.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Liu held various technical and management positions in the telecom industry, including Senior Business Consultant and Head of Solution Architecture (Core and IMS) at Ericsson, Region China and East Asia. His prior roles include project management, solution architecture, system integration and software development with multicountries working experience. In his most recent role at Ericsson, he was a senior consultant, providing consulting services to operators in Region East and North Asia. He specially focused on communication services, telecom cloud, IoT, OTT strategy as well as the new business model in MBB era.

Professional background

Ericsson, Region North East Asia

Senior Consultant

Ericsson Singapore

Senior Solution Architect

Siemens Singapore

Project Manager

Areas of coverage

Industry Strategy Execution (retired)

Industry Product Planning (retired)

Technology Market Essentials

Industry Markets and Technologies


M.B.A., Manchester Business School

B.S., Computer Science, Nanyang University, Singapore

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Mobile infrastructure transformation (5G, Small cell, eSIM,mobile Core, optical transportation)

2AI-powered operation and automation

3Market trends/future scenarios, disruptive technologies that impact CSPs, and strategies to address them

4Technology and business Trends in Government

5Telecom Cloud and go-to-market strategy