Alzbeta Fellenbaum

Alzbeta Fellenbaum

Ms. Alzbeta Fellenbaum, a principal analyst and manager of research at IHS Markit, leads strategic analysis in telecom for the Service Providers & Platforms team.

In this role, Alzbeta covers broadband access data and technology trends. She closely follows and advises on internet service provider strategies and monitors technical and regulatory developments across the industry.

Alzbeta joined IHS Markit in 2012 and since 2013 has been managing the Broadband Coverage in Europe project, which is conducted by IHS Markit on behalf of the European Commission. The project analyzes the availability of broadband access technologies in 31 European countries.

Prior to IHS Markit, Alzbeta worked as an audience research and market insights coordinator for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a US broadcasting organization based in Prague. Previously, Alzbeta worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where she was involved in research on the Czech Republic's accession into the European Union, among other projects.

Alzbeta holds Master of Arts degrees in International Relations and American Studies from Charles University in Prague and has studied at the University of Miami and Georgetown University in the US.


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DSL’s shot at gigabit speeds: Fixed broadband network infrastructure becoming more fragmented with new technologies added to the mix

Fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) is the preferred ultimate broadband access technology of nearly all network operators, but alternative solutions utilizing copper networks continue to gain ground as interim options in cases where FTTP deployment is not feasible.

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President Obama pours oil into already heated U.S. net neutrality debate

Earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama, a long-time proponent of net neutrality, called on the Federal Communications Committee (FCC) to regulate the internet under “Title II of the Communications Act of 1934”, classifying it as a telecommunications service and applying the same restrictions placed on ‘common carrier’ telecoms services, which are considered to be public utility under the Act. Under the current status quo, broadband internet services are categorised as ‘information services’ meaning that internet service providers are not obliged to offer the same service for everyone, unlike in the case of telephone services or electricity.

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Broadband in Russia: Investment in regional networks is essential as big cities near saturation

Over the past decade, broadband adoption and Internet use in the Russian Federation has demonstrated explosive growth. Rising from just four million of Russians going online everyday in 2004 to 56 million Russians (48% of population) using the Internet every day with 20.8 million households (36.6%) having broadband connections at home at the end of 2013.

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