Australian regulators are planning telecoms’ next phase. The NBN rollout was completed in 2020 and the deployment of 5G networks is rapid. The dispute resolution framework, the USO, and the Radiocommunications Act have also been updated.
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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.
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.
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