Caroline Gabriel specializes in technologies and business models for service providers and vendors, in the broadband wireless, 3G,
fixed/mobile convergence and wireline broadband markets.
Rethink provides published market reports, customized research projects and business model consulting, and holds one of the world's
most comprehensive research databases of operators and vendors in broadband wireless, particularly WiMAX.
Caroline co-founded Rethink Research Associates in 2002, which provides published market reports, customized research projects
and business model consulting, and holds one of the world's most comprehensive research databases of operators and vendors in
broadband wireless, particularly WiMAX. She has also been responsible for creating the thought leading Wireless Watch and WiMAX
Watch analyst services for Rethink. This provides weekly analysis and in-depth market reports on many aspects of wireless and
mobile technology, with particular expertise in broadband wireless. Current reports include 'WiMAX Business Models 2006-10' and 'The
WiMAX Global Map 2006-9'.
Before Rethink, Caroline spent a large part of her career in various senior positions at VNU Business Publishing Europe. VNU BPE is
Europe's largest publisher of IT-related information with over 50 magazines, seven web sites, a conference organization and various
research services. It is part of VNU, the world's largest business information group. Most recently, she was European editorial
director with responsibility for editorial and research strategy, organizational structuring and business development.
Caroline is the director of Research for Rethink and contributes the lead research for its Wireless Watch Service. Although Caroline
remains up to date with all areas of wireless technology, especially the various formats of cellular and short range technologies like
UltraWideBand, since early 2003 she has focused much of her research on WiMAX and related broadband wireless technologies.
She has developed a series of business models for broadband wireless, and offers an advisory service on the pricing and Opex and
Capex costs of delivering such services, called the WiMAX Business Models Advisory Service. She has advised many multinational
carriers and operators on their WiMAX strategy, and is an acknowledged expert in the field, speaking as an independent authority at
virtually all the important WiMAX events around the world this year, including those held in the US, Brazil, Russia, Germany, Spain,
Austria, France, the Netherlands and Portugal and is the chair of the largest US conference on WiMAX, WiMAX World held by
Trendsmedia in Boston.
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