Supply chain regulations imposed by governments and regulators guide the manufacture, procurement, and use of telecommunication equipment. Regulations give stakeholders the confidence that the telecom networks are reliable and secure.
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.
Principal Analyst, Strategy & Regulation
As part of Omdia’s service provider strategy and regulation team, Stephen supports service providers with insights into technology-driven strategic opportunities and developments in the regulatory landscape.
Stephen started out in the company as a consultant working with a broad range of leading Asia Pacific service providers and vendors to address technology, competitive, regulatory, and strategic challenges.
Prior to joining Omdia in 2016, Stephen worked in industry, where, for over six years, he played a senior role in the development of the Australian national broadband network (NBN), working in strategy, product, and regulatory teams. Stephen has also worked as an equity research analyst, providing investment advice on the sector for global investors.
Analyst, Service Providers and Markets
As part of Omdia’s regulation team, Gourab Banik is an Analyst, providing insights into telecoms regulation and policies at a country level. He covers regulatory developments in areas such as spectrum awards, universal service, net neutrality, and consumer protection.
Prior to joining Omdia in 2021, Gourab worked at research and consulting firms including Frost & Sullivan and GlobalData, where he monitored and analyzed trends across telecom, media, and technology sectors. He holds a degree in telecom management from Balaji Institute of Telecom and Management in Pune, India.
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