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Amy Lind

Research Manager, Broadband, Enterprise Voice & IP Communications Services, and Unified Communications

Amy Lind is a Research Manager with IDC’s Communications Services practice and a leading member of the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC&C) research team. Ms. Lind’s core research coverage includes the evolution of IP voice and UC&C services and communications service provider (CSP) positioning and business model innovation. She assesses the migration of business communications from legacy TDM to IP-based, integrated communications and collaboration solutions and evaluates enterprise adoption of VoIP and UC&C. Ms. Lind also provides in-depth analysis of telecom carriers and cable operators strategies for deploying and marketing fixed broadband and voice services to consumers.


Previously, Amy was a research specialist with Accenture’s Communications and High-Tech strategy practice and with The Boston Consulting Group’s High Technology and Telecommunications management consulting practice. She also previously worked as a research analyst for IDC’s Investment Research program where she was responsible for many of IDC’s large financial and consulting accounts.


  • B.A. in American Studies/Government from Smith College
  • Frequently presents at client and industry events; research and quotes often appear in various publications including The Boston Globe and Network World.
On Monday October 7, 2016, the frenzy of U.S. telecommunications acquisitions continued with the announcement that Windstream is acquiring EarthLink in a deal valued at $1.1 billion including debt. Windstream and EarthLink are combining in ...
CenturyLink Announces Intent to Acquire Level 3

Oct 2016 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS41889216

by: Amy LindCourtney Munroe

On October 31, 2016, CenturyLink and Level 3 Communications announced a definitive merger agreement. The deal, valued at $35 billion in cash and stocks, will be an acquisition of Level 3 by CenturyLink and is expected to close by the end of...
This IDC Market Note discusses Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise's analyst conference, Connex18, which was held in January 2018 alongside its partner event. This document focuses on the progress ALE has made since announcing a strategy change in 20...
U.S. Consumer Fixed Broadband Services Forecast, 2018–2022

Jan 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43456617

by: Amy Lind

This IDC study identifies and quantifies the consumer fixed broadband services market opportunity in the United States, including an assessment of the drivers and inhibitors influencing the deployment, marketing, and pricing of fixed broadb...
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