Rosemary Cochran

Principal & Co-Founder

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Ms. Cochran is a Principal and Co-Founder of Vertical Systems Group. Her expertise covers Carrier Ethernet, Layer 2/Layer 3 services, SD-WAN, business Fiber deployments, Cloud and Data Center connectivity, legacy services migration trends and SDN/NFV/LSO solutions.

Since founding the company, Ms. Cochran has worked with network service providers, equipment vendors, financial entities, large enterprises and industry organizations. She directs the firm’s custom client engagements and go-to-market projects, which includes executive briefings, strategic plan reviews, market opportunity assessments, primary research studies and due diligence for mergers/acquisitions.

Ms. Cochran is frequently sourced by media for her insight on business networking trends, service migration drivers, industry consolidation and the market outlook for emerging technologies. She speaks at industry forums and conferences on these topics and has authored articles for major publications. Ms. Cochran is on the advisory board of the MEF and participates on the judging panel for the MEF’s Awards. Ms. Cochran was chosen by Fierce Telecom as one of the top ten Women in Wireline. She has also been recognized among the 25 Unsung Heroes of the Internet.

Prior to founding Vertical Systems Group, Ms. Cochran was marketing director at a venture-funded network equipment company. Her prior experience includes technical and sales management positions at several technology firms.

Rosemary's Latest Posts
Asset sales take Lumen down a peg in Global Ethernet LEADERBOARD
Lumen Technologies slipped to the bottom of Vertical Systems Group’s 2022 Global Provider Carrier Ethernet LEADERBOARD ...
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MEF 3.0 Certification Growth Fueled by Acceleration of Global Enterprise Digital Transformation
“Worldwide, the networking industry has recognized significant advantage by achieving MEF 3.0 certifications for services, technology, and professionals,” said Rosemary ...
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Top Challenge for Managed SD-WAN Providers is SASE!
By Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems Group June 9, 2022SASE is the top business challenge for providers of ...
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U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings LEADERBOARD 2021
AT&T holds #1 rank; LEADERBOARD positions shuffle; Challenge Tier tightens BOSTON, MA, May 26, 2022 – Vertical Systems Group’s 2021 ...
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U.S. Fiber Lit Buildings Landscape 2021
24.7% of U.S. Commercial Buildings have On-Net Fiber Connectivity to Network Services BOSTON, MA, May 17, 2022 – More than ...
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JSA Virtual Roundtable
Rosemary Cochran chairs the JSA CEO Virtual Roundtable: Positioning Our Industry for the Next Phase of Digital Transformation: The Crossroads ...
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Worldwide Carrier Ethernet by Region
By Rosemary Cochran, Principal & Co-Founder, Vertical Systems GroupCarrier Ethernet continues to be the strategic data service delivered by network ...
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MEF 3.0 Certification Growth Fueled by Companies Embracing Network Transformation and Standardized Services
“MEF 3.0 certifications are having a significant impact on the networking industry worldwide. Our research over many years has tracked ...
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NEWSFlash: May 2021
In this NEWSFlash:  > STATFlash: 2020 Fiber Lit Landscape > LEADERBOARD: 2020 U.S. Fit Lit Buildings > Digital Events: Fiber ...
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Federations for Digital Transformation
The days of vanilla connectivity services are gone. In their stead, we see service providers offer increasingly complex and dynamic ...
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