Who we are

Diffraction Analysis was founded by Benoît Felten, a recognized global broadband expert. Our areas of expertise include business modeling, deployment strategies, commercial and marketing best-practices, policy, and economic opportunities for Online Service Providers as well as Network Operators.
Diffraction Analysis has customers all across the globe. It is solely owned by Benoît Felten, thus guaranteeing our independence from any established player in the industry, be they vendor or service provider.

Benoît Felten,
CEO and Chief Research Officer of Diffraction Analysis

Benoît founded Diffraction Analysis in 2010 as a boutique analyst firm focused on the workings and implications of Next Generation Access development in fixed networks. His work and analyses span the breadth of the NGA space, from technical choices and deployment best practices to regulation, policy and interactions between network and content players. His past experiences cover not only the retail and business markets, but also wholesale dynamics in telecoms.

Before founding Diffraction Analysis, Benoît was Research Director at the Yankee Group and put together the Access & NGN team for this International Analyst Firm (now part of the 451 Group). Prior to that he worked over 10 years in the telecoms sector, both as a consulting director for French firm Solucom and a Head of B2B Market for Belgacom France where he managed the fiber to the business product portfolio.

Benoît Felten is a member of the Board of onecommunity, a US not for profit organisation. The mission of onecommunity is to catalyze the growth of the digital economy in northeast Ohio and improve the quality of life of its inhabitants.

Benoît Felten is currently living part time in France and part time in China. He is a 1994 graduate of Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (EDHEC) in Lille (France).

Guillaume Soulères,
Smart City Analyst

Guillaume works closely with cities, public utilities and private sector players to help their smart transformation in terms of governance, services and business models. His analysis focuses on the relationship between innovation and urban services as well as on end to end digital infrastructure, especially in the context of Smart City projects.

Before joining Diffraction Analysis, Guillaume worked for Tactis, a recognized French consultancy specialized in high-speed infrastructure development. Within Tactis he helped French local governments define and implement their digital infrastructure strategies and innovating services.

Guillaume is currently based in France. He graduated as an engineer from Telecom Bretagne and complemented that with a Master’s Degree from the Rennes Political Studies Institute.