Communications Technology Forecasting Group (CTFG)
AT&T   Charter Communications, Inc.   Comcast Corporation   Cox Communications, Inc.

Chair 2013                                    Chair 2014                                   Chair 2015-2018
Robert Garringer                       Kelly Necessary                         Larry Vanston
Manager – Property Taxes        Senior Director                              President
Verizon                                             Time Warner Cable                   Technology Futures, Inc.
 Robert Garringer                              Kelly Necessary                           vanston-larry 3

The CTFG was informally founded in 2011 and in 2013 merged with the Telecommunications Technology Forecasting Group (TTFG) which has been active since 1985.

CTFG Mission:

  • Promote the application of formal forecasting methods to support asset valuation and depreciation,
  • Sponsor industry studies in subject areas of common interest
  • Update key industry metrics and forecasts (e.g., broadband speeds, access line losses, set top boxes, OTT penetration, etc.)
  • Maintain recommendations for industry depreciation lives for telecom equipment as part of its traditional TTFG mission.

Technology Futures, Inc. (TFI) is the primary research and forecasting firm for the CTFG.
Other consulting firms active in the CTFG are:
AUS Consultants       CostQuest      Deloitte      Duff and Phelps     Ryan

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