This April 2021 update of the Europe News Digest series covers major events in the region including the first European 5G standalone network in Germany and EE UK reaching one million active 5G subscribers.
The Analyst Team
Krishna Bamezai is a research analyst in the Service Provider team - Europe at Omdia. He tracks telecom sector developments as well as KPIs across Europe and works on Omdia's databases, improving the quality of data available to the clients.
He contributes country and company reports, news and opinion pieces, and multiple trackers covering key topics for Eastern and Western European countries.
Before joining Omdia in February 2017, Krishna worked with SG Analytics' consulting team, analyzing data, and presenting commercial insights using proprietary competitive intelligence databases to internal and external clients. In this role, he worked on projects related to the TMT, automotive, and healthcare sectors.
He holds a master's degree in business administration (specializing in marketing management) from Pune University and has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in computer sciences from BAM Univerity, Aurangabad.
Research Analyst, European Markets
Diana is Omdia’s Research Analyst for the European markets. She conducts research analysis for several selected European markets, including France, Greece, Bulgaria, Russia, and the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Diana’s main research topics include mobile, pay TV, and fixed broadband operators’ strategies and performance, as well as regulatory and competitive issues and retail strategies.
Diana works on forecasts and data analysis for the World Cellular Information Service, World Broadband Information Service, and World TV Information Service. She also produces country and operator profile updates, maintaining a strong emphasis on market developments and operators’ strategies in the mobile, fixed, and pay-TV segments. In her role, Diana answers clients’ queries on her area of expertise and advises on several consulting projects.
Diana holds a master’s degree in comparative business economics from University College London.
Chinmay Sharma works with the service provider team as an analyst for the European region. His role includes market analysis, products and industry competition analysis, data estimation, and forecasting across the region. He contributes to products such as the World Cellular Information Service, World Broadband Information Service, World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks, and World Cellular Investors.
Chinmay joined Omdia in 2018 and holds a postgraduate degree in investment analysis from the University of Stirling, Scotland and a degree in commerce from DAVV in Indore, India. Before joining Omdia, he worked as a financial analyst, where his role involved the preparation and analysis of dynamic financial, economic, and business models.
Vikram works with the data and forecasting team at Omdia as a data analyst for the European region. His role includes market analysis, products and industry competition analysis, and data estimation and forecasting across the region. He contributes to products such as the World Cellular Information Service, World Broadband Information Service, World Telecoms Financial Benchmarks, and World Cellular Investors. Vikram has almost four years of experience in the research industry. Prior to joining Omdia, he worked as a regional analyst for the automobile domain focusing on telematics business opportunities across regions. Vikram has a master's degree in business administration specializing in computer/information technology management.
Research Analyst, European Markets
As part of Omdia’s service provider markets team, Julia covers the German-speaking and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) markets. Her research areas include communications service provider (CSP) strategies for mobile, fixed, pay TV, and over-the-top (OTT) services.
Julia’s strong analytical background contributes to her skill in writing country and company profiles on key European markets and local service providers, updating forecasts, and collecting data. She also researches the strategic shift of CSPs toward a multi-brand strategy. Prior to joining Omdia (formerly Ovum) in 2019, she worked in quantitative market research roles for audio manufacturer Sennheiser and market research agency Kantar. Julia holds a Master of Science in marketing and business analysis from the University of Edinburgh (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in international business from Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts (Germany).
Senior Market Forecaster
Laxmareddy is a senior analyst in the Europe team at Omdia. His core focus is on tracking the growth of the mobile and fixed sectors across Western European markets.
He contributes country and company reports, case studies, M&A analysis, and opinion pieces covering key topics for major Western European countries. He also leads the Europe data team.
Before joining Omdia, formerly Ovum, in April 2014, Laxmareddy worked at Cross-Tab as an analyst, where he researched telecoms technologies, cloud, market intelligence, competitive intelligence, and business. He has also worked on various consulting assignments.
He holds a master's degree in business administration (specializing in telecoms management) and has a bachelor of engineering degree in electronics and communications from JNTU University, Hyderabad.
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