Ron Westfall

Research Director

Ron is an experienced, customer-focused research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets, working with businesses to drive consistent revenue and sales growth.

He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including a wide range of topics across software and services, infrastructure, 5G communications, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues.

Prior to his work with The Futurum Group, Ron worked with GlobalData Technology creating syndicated and custom research across a wide variety of technical fields. His work with Current Analysis focused on the broadband and service provider infrastructure markets.

Ron holds a Master of Arts in Public Policy from University of Nevada — Las Vegas and a Bachelor of Arts in political science/government from William and Mary.

Recent Insights, NEWS & RESEARCH:

Qualcomm and JLR Collaborate To Bring 5G, Wi-Fi, and C-V2X Capabilities to JLR Vehicles With Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF Ready To Hit the Road in 2025
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Olivier Blanchard examine why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis will become critical to driving JLR SDV innovation and enable the intelligence to deliver the fully connected, modern luxury vehicle experience.
A Review of The Major Cloud Developments That Are Helping Fuel 5G Ecosystem-wide Innovations Including VMware, Red Hat, and Azure Moves
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Steven Dickens explore recent developments by major cloud players including the debut of VMware Private Mobile Network, Azure for Operators expanding ISV collaboration, and upcoming Red Hat Open 5G 2023.
Nokia Announced Key Fiber Optic Portfolio Developments That Strengthen Its Competitive Position For BABA-related Funding Program As Well As 5G Builds
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd Weiss examine why Nokia’s fiber optics portfolio moves have a significant bearing on 5G network capabilities such as 5G small cell backhaul and transport applications.
Ciena Meeting the Needs of Mobile Operators By Delivering Improved Network Timing Distribution Capabilities to Complement Global Navigation Satellite Systems at Cell Sites
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd R. Weiss share their insights about how Ciena’s xHaul router feature and performance boosts are critical to delivering improved capabilities for 5G mobile operators to boost 5G networks and innovation.
Calix’s AXOS E5 Ethernet Service Access Nodes integrate Carrier Ethernet 10G and 1G UNI Service Demarcation and Ethernet Aggregation Capabilities
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd R. Weiss examine how Calix mobile backhaul products are meeting the growing demands of 5G carriers and their customers as small cells are proliferating and network traffic and competition are growing.
VMware Private Mobile Network Offering Is Unveiled, Aimed at Enabling Wireless Service Providers to Deliver Private 4G/5G Services to Enterprises
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall examines why VMware Private Mobile Network is solidly positioned to provide the VECO orchestration and automation capabilities key to meeting the expanding demand for private wireless networking across edge computing environments.