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Steve Koppman


Contributing Analyst, Heavy Reading

Steve has covered the North American carrier industry for 25 years – nearly half that time for Gartner, where he was a principal analyst. For Heavy Reading, he has covered public Ethernet and IP voice, coverage areas he launched for Gartner Dataquest. As an analyst, he has focused on market forecasting and analysis, issues of industry structure, convergence and public policy, and next-generation (IP voice and optical services, including public Ethernet) as well as legacy (voice, private line, wholesaling) services.

Steve's reports for Heavy Reading include:

Steve has also worked as an analyst for the Yankee Group, IDC, SRI International, Decision Resources, Frost & Sullivan and other research and consulting companies. He has been quoted as an analyst in Time, Business Week, The Los Angeles Times and other publications, and has appeared on NPR's Morning Edition. Steve holds a B.A. in sociology from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he was editorial page editor of The Michigan Daily, and a Master's degree in public policy from the University of California at Berkeley, where he taught an undergraduate course in communications and public policy.

Outside the telecom industry, Steve has contributed satire, commentary and journalism to publications such as The Nation, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Chicago Tribune, New York's Village Voice, Newsday and Baltimore's City Paper, where he was a columnist. His short plays have been produced off-off-Broadway in New York, northern California, San Diego, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Steve has also written short stories that have appeared in various literary and regional magazines, and fiction and essays that have appeared in anthologies. He is the co-author of A Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore (Jason Aronson, 1996).

Steve can be reached at koppman@heavyreading.com.

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