CEO and founder of Diffraction Analysis, Benoît Felten is a recognised expert on issues related to Next-Generation Access. Benoît’s expertise stems from an understanding of the business model issues of fixed network rejuvenation and from there expands into all aspects impacting the business model: technology choices, service opportunities, go to market strategies, regulation, etc. He also analyses public policies aimed at promoting the deployment of fibre-rich networks.
With 5G approaching, his expertise develops outwards as the lines between fixed and wireless broadband blur, architecturally and from a policy perspective. His recent work has focused on addressing market stability issues and the risks of increased digital divide that may result from a haphazard development of 5G.
Before starting Diffraction Analysis, Benoît was a Director of Access Network Research at Yankee Group where he led the company’s research efforts in the NGA field. Prior to that, Benoît was a consultant in telecoms for 8 years, and even further back worked at deploying and selling fibre access to businesses in Belgacom’s French subsidiary.
Benoît lives between Hong Kong and Paris. He complements his day job by blogging about the economic and social impacts of next generation access on www.diffractionanalysis.com and tweets under the handle of @fiberguy.