The decision by several telecoms regulators around the world to start allocating spectrum bands to a range of enterprises instead of to telecoms operators marks a new era in business use cases. Germany has been a key disruptor.
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Senior Analyst, Regulation
As part of Omdia’s regulation team, Sarah McBride is a Senior Analyst that provides analyses of telecoms regulation and policies at national and cross-country levels. She covers key developments in next-generation access, platform and web scaler regulations, national broadband plans, spectrum awards, universal service, net neutrality, wholesale fixed and mobile access, and consumer protection regulation.
Sarah produces a variety of reports, trackers, and benchmarks, such as country regulation overviews and spectrum, national broadband, and fixed access trackers. She also has a keen interest in the regulation of topics such as IoT, 5G, AI, over-the-top (OTT), privacy, and data protection. Prior to joining Informa (now Omdia), formerly Ovum, in 2015, Sarah was a senior researcher at Pearlfinders, analyzing and advising on trends in the IT, telecoms, and technology markets. She holds a degree in natural sciences from the University of Durham.
Principal Analyst, Private Networks
Pablo Tomasi is a Principal Analyst in the workspace services practice, where he leads the company’s research on private LTE and 5G networks. He helps clients with their strategic decisions by providing in-depth analysis of innovative technologies, strategies, regulations, and emerging ecosystems in the private networks market.
Before his current role, he worked as a Senior Analyst in the IoT team, covering the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and European service providers' strategies. Prior to joining Omdia, formerly Ovum, in 2019, Pablo was a senior analyst at ABI Research and IHS Markit, where he reported on service providers' vertical market opportunities, IoT, and smart cities. He has produced analysis and forecasts on multiple topics including private LTE networks and strategies, the smart cities ecosystem, and IIoT and IoT strategies. Pablo has spoken at numerous events including Private Networks in a 5G World, Total Telecom Congress, IoT World Europe, and Smart Cities Week.
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