Telecom Industry Expert Steve Bell Joins Heavy Reading

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy Reading (, the research division of Light Reading, announced today that industry expert Steve Bell is joining the organization as Senior Analyst, specializing in Internet of Things (IoT) research and event programming, effective immediately.

Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading said, "We're thrilled to have Steve join our senior analyst team. As an independent analyst, he has established impeccable credentials as one of the telecom industry's foremost experts on IoT technologies and applications, areas that are now hugely important to the future of telecom network operators. Steve will be leading not only our IoT research initiatives at Heavy Reading but also Light Reading's IoT events programs."

Bell joins Heavy Reading with more than two decades of experience as a strategy, marketing and technology advisor, analyst, speaker, and commentator on the mobile Internet and the emerging IoT space. Bell had an extensive career, working with Motorola in Germany, the UK and US, and has an in-depth understanding of the mobile industry, in particular international trends, markets and cultures. He led technology road mapping, strategy, product and business development teams that developed 2G, 3G and 4G cellular devices for the global market.

In addition, Bell is an entrepreneur and founded two companies: KeySo Global LLC, an analysis and advisory firm specializing in strategy, marketing and innovation, with a focus on mobile technology, and My City Tag LLC, a digital city services platform with an initial market focus on parking.

Bell is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including the International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN), 4G World, CTIA-The Wireless Association and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World. He also wrote a policy paper for the Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) and contributed to industry blogs.

"The Internet of Things is an exciting and rapidly changing area that is set to be a catalyst for change within telecoms and across the entire business landscape. I am delighted to be joining Heavy Reading as an analyst in this area and become part of a team that provides trusted intelligence to shape the evolution of this emerging technology and services market," Bell added.

Bell is based in Chicago and can be reached at

About Heavy Reading

Heavy Reading (, the research division of Light Reading, offers deep analysis of emerging telecom trends to network operators, technology suppliers, and investors. Its product portfolio includes in-depth reports that address critical next-generation technology and service issues, market trackers that focus on the telecom industry's most critical technology sectors, exclusive worldwide surveys of network operator decision-makers that identify future purchasing and deployment plans, and a rich array of custom and consulting services that give clients the market intelligence needed to compete successfully in the global telecom industry. 

About Light Reading

Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 350,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile, and wireline executives across five continents.

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