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Courtney Munroe

Group Vice President of Worldwide Telecommunications Research

Courtney Munroe is responsible for IDC’s continuous research on global Telecommunications trends. The core research includes the evolution of WAN networking to Software Defined Hybrid Wide Area Networking, and the impact of Digital Transformation on the WAN architecture. His research focus also includes consumer and Enterprise networking requirements and analysis the Communications Service Provider strategies as they transform to implement new business models.


Mr. Munroe was formerly Vice President at Probe Research, where he established and directed Probe's Telecom Services programs. Prior to joining Probe, Mr. Munroe was Associate Director of Global Telecom Service Markets at Northern Business Information. He has also worked at DRI/McGraw-Hill, an economic forecasting company.


  • B.A. in Economics from Columbia University
  • Attended the University of Wisconsin
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at industry conferences as well as participating in numerous consulting projects, and providing analysis for multiple media outlets.
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