Alan is a veteran of the telecoms industry including 30 years mobile experience in vendor, regulatory and network operator organisations and industry associations. He brings a deep understanding of the key issues and trends in competitive mobile communications markets. His experience and leadership skills addressing international stakeholders were successful in developing new regulatory policies, new markets, business and investment opportunities. Alan is author of many reports, information papers and presentations including the widely-referenced series of LTE, LTE-Advanced and LTE-Advanced Pro networks and device ecosystems reports for GSA. He has also made several contributions to technical and business books and authored his own book “Personal Communications Networks: Practical Implementation”.
- Contributed to mobile regulatory policy developments (including new spectrum allocations); gaining support from other national regulators and stakeholders to strengthen confidence for investors and ensure vendor support to drive ecosystem developments
- Leadership role at a UK greenfield operator (now called BT/EE), ensuring timely delivery of internationally-agreed technical standards (via ETSI), representing the company at GSMA and other key industry associations (FCS, TNAB). Roles within GSMA included chair of its European operators group and chair of its global PCN operators group
- Vice chairman and Program Director within the UMTS Forum, developing unique regulatory and spectrum policy and business reports to stimulate development of new mobile broadband markets globally
- Establishing GSA as a globally trusted brand and authoritative source of information papers, key data, trends and forecasts for the industry to inform and guide planning decisions of network operators, policy makers and others