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With 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and digital media markets, Michael Philpott is Omdia's leading analyst in the connected home area. As Research Director for service provider consumer, he delivers thought leadership to Omdia’s clients on digital home go-to-market strategy.
At Omdia, Michael produces reports, case studies, and forecasts in the areas of smart home, smart Wi-Fi and connected home, and broadband access strategy. He joined Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2000 as a consultant in the networks and Infrastructure team, before moving to the analyst side of the business establishing and leading Ovum’s broadband, telco media, and smart home analyst services.
Before joining Omdia, he worked at BT’s research and development (R&D) laboratory, Adastral Park, designing xDSL and fibre optic access networks.
Alzbeta Fellenbaum is a Principal Analyst covering consumer broadband access data and bundling trends. She follows closely and advises on internet service provider consumer broadband strategies and monitors technical and regulatory developments across the industry.
Alzbeta was a principal analyst and research manager at IHS Markit and a member of the service providers and platforms team. Alzbeta joined IHS Markit in 2012 and managed the Broadband Coverage in Europe project for the European Commission. Before, Alzbeta was an audience research and market insights coordinator for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague, Czech Republic. Alzbeta was also a research assistant at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
Alzbeta holds a Master of Arts in international relations and American studies from Charles University in Prague and has studied at the University of Miami and Georgetown University.
Senior Principal Analyst
As part of Omdia’s service provider networks, Don covers transport networks with a specific interest in optical networks and service providers switches and routing.
He focuses on optical network systems, disaggregation, and service provider routing. He writes about key developments in Carrier SDN for transport networks as well as open routing and transport.
Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2016, Don worked as a distinguished strategic planner at Fujitsu Network Communications and a network architecture planner at Cincinnati Bell Telephone.
Don holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and he has an MBA from Xavier University.
This Report is included in:
Consumer Broadband Subscription and Revenue Forecast Report: 2019–24
Report / 06 Nov 2019 / Michael Philpott
Consumer broadband remains a fundamental driving force in the fixed services bundle, acting as both the anchor product and the pipe that supports an increasing number of other digital services.
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