About the Founder
Bob O'Donnell
TECHnalysis Research was founded by technology market research veteran Bob O'Donnell.

Forbes Column
February 16, 2023

Latest Qualcomm Modems To Push 5G Forward

When it comes to important new technology trends, it seems like there’s always some element that simply doesn’t get the credit it deserves. In the world of mobile communications and 5G, that unappreciated and misunderstood component is undoubtedly the modem. Sitting at the very heart of our connected devices, the modem (short for modulator-demodulator) and its accompanying RF (radio frequency) parts are what enable the high-speed wireless data links on which we’ve all grown so dependent.


TECHnalysis Research, LLC provides strategic consulting and market research services to the technology industry and professional financial community. Building on a deep understanding of critical technology and business trends in conjunction with hard-hitting, original research, the firm provides unique "out-of-the-box" perspectives that are still grounded in the practical realities of the technology, media and telecom markets.

March 16, 2023

Microsoft 365 Copilot Enables the Digital Assistants We’ve Always Wanted

In my nearly 25 years as an analyst, I have to admit that I’ve never seen advances move faster and competition get more intense than we’ve seen in the world of generative AI tools over the last few weeks. No sooner had Google finished introducing an impressive raft of new generative AI capabilities earlier this week, then large language model (LLM) developer OpenAI unveiled the latest version of its tool, ChatGPT4. Now, less than 48 hours later, Microsoft is debuting Microsoft 365 Copilot generative AI capabilities for its suite of Office tools...



RCR Wireless Column
March 23, 2023

Yes, vRAN and O-RAN are coming, just more slowly than we thought

Watching the evolution of telco carrier RAN networks feels like viewing a sports replay in slow motion. It’s interesting to see, and there are often angles and perspectives that crop up that aren’t immediately apparent. In the end, however, you still know where things are going to end up. In the case of radio access networks, there’s little doubt that we’ll eventually end up in a world where RANs will primarily be built with, managed, and evolve by software...