Our wholesale broadband access benchmarks compare charges for regulated wholesale services in countries across the world. They cover fully unbundled local loops, shared access, VDSL (FTTC) bitstream, FTTH bitstream, VULA, and fiber unbundling.
The Analyst Team
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.
As part of the regulation and consumer services team at Omdia, Smita Sharma is an analyst in India, providing analysis of telecoms regulatory developments at a country level. She generates regulatory reports, which involves analyzing sources such as regulatory frameworks and net neutrality for a given country.
Prior to joining Omdia in 2018, Smita worked as an analyst in the TMT division at GD Research Center, covering company and industry analysis, market forecasts, competitive landscapes, business research, and market intelligence. She also supported the pre-consulting sales team by generating sales leads and converting proposals.
As a part of Omdia’s regulation and consumer services team, Piyali focuses on regulatory frameworks, national broadband plans, and country-level spectrum policy. She also analyzes innovative aspects of telecoms operators at country level.
Prior to joining Omdia in 2020, Piyali worked as a software engineer at Tech Mahindra, where she was a part of a BSS transformation project handling porting, provisioning, and mediation systems. She holds a management degree in analytics and finance from Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management in Pune, India.
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