The Swiss regulator, the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM), tends to only intervene in the market whenever it deems it necessary rather than conducting regular reviews, which has resulted in the country’s incumbent, Swisscom, commanding a considerable market share in both fixed and mobile services. However, over the last few years, the Swiss Federal Council has been proactive in updating its outdated policies by revising several laws, including the Swiss Telecommunications Laws.
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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.
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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