Roopa Honnachari

Roopa Honnachari

Industry Director, Business Communication & Cloud Services, Frost & Sullivan

Roopa leads the Business Communication Services practice, and contributes to Cloud Services Program at Frost & Sullivan.  She is an authority in the business network services space, with more than a decade of experience spanning  global market research, strategic growth consulting, and technical marketing in the communication services industry. 

Roopa & her global team monitor market developments across business network services to publish periodical market forecasts, competitive analysis and strategic insights.  Areas of coverage include next-generation intelligent services such as software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based business services, SD-WAN, and established services such as MPLS VPN, Ethernet and Waves. 

As a recognized expert on the Carrier Ethernet Services Market in particular, and network & cloud services in general, Roopa is frequently invited to attend/moderate/judge/speak at industry events. She has been on the judging panel of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) awards since 2010, and moderate several panels on SD-WAN, Ethernet and cloud networking.

Roopa’s education includes a  MBA in Strategic Marketing from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India, and a Bachelor’s in Telecommunications Engineering from Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.