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Jason Blackwell

Research Director, Consumer Multiplay and SMB Services

Jason Blackwell is the Research Director for IDC’s Consumer Multiplay & Broadband Services and SMB Telecom, Broadband and Video programs.  In this role, Mr. Blackwell provides insightful analysis and thought leadership in the rapidly evolving converging ecosystem of bundled telephony, broadband, video and wireless services.  Jason provides end-user consumption and technology adoption trends, as well as analysis of service provider strategies and competitive differentiation in meeting consumer and SMB communications and networking requirements.


Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Blackwell was Director of the Service Provider Strategies group at Strategy Analytics.  In that role, he developed research products focusing on competitive intelligence and strategies of the world’s major Pay TV, Broadband, and Telecom Service Providers.  Mr. Blackwell has also led research programs for a number of market intelligence firms serving as Digital Home Practice Director at ABI Research, co-founder of S2 Data Corporation, and Director of Operations and End-Market Analysis with Semico Research Corp.


  • Master of International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Management from Arizona State University
  • Frequent speaker, presenter and moderator at international industry conferences as well as providing analysis for multiple media outlets including USA Today, TheStreet, Fierce Cable, CSI Magazine, TWICE, and Wireless Week.
Cable operators in the United States continue to increase broadband speeds, and gain market share. However, Telcos are not simply sitting back, as they are also making network investments to retain a level of competitive offers. This IDC Li...
CES 2018 Delivers on Connectivity and Automation

Jan 2018 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43516318

by: Jason Blackwell

CES, the annual consumer electronics show, was held January 9–12 in Las Vegas. The event showcased technologies from across the industry, but connectivity and automation were at the forefront as vendors and service providers showcased the f...
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Managed WiFi Market Update

Feb 2018 - Market Perspective - Doc # US43544318

by: Jason Blackwell

This IDC Market Perspective provides a view of the various telco, cable, and dedicated managed WiFi vendors in the U.S. market. Focus is given to the services targeting the small and medium-sized business markets along with strengths and we...
U.S. SMB Managed WiFi Services Forecast, 2018–2022

Feb 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43535518

by: Jason Blackwell

This IDC study identifies and quantifies the small and medium-sized business managed WiFi services market opportunity in the United States, including an assessment of the drivers and inhibitors influencing the deployment, marketing, and pri...
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