Matt Yardley

Matt is a Partner at Analysys Mason, where he has worked since 1997. He has advised operators and investors on next-generation network strategies including fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and future mobile technologies; broadcasters on content distribution using broadband networks; regulators on competitive issues in next-generation access networks and the costs of broadband universal service obligation (USO); and governments on broadband public policy and national broadband plans.

Matt has led numerous projects assessing the business case for investment in fibre networks. He has also advised on financial transactions and strategy projects where FTTH has been depolyed using electricity utility infrastructure, a theme that he has been involved in since work with the European Commission (EC) on the Broadband Cost Reduction Directive in 2012.  More recently, Matt led our work for the EC on costing the future connectivity needs of Europe including gigabit speeds, covering both FTTH and 5G.

Matt is currently directing Analysys Mason's work for the Irish Government on its National Broadband Plan, one of the largest projects of its kind in Europe.

Matt is a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in a wide range of newspapers and other leading titles, including the Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Total Telecom, among others. Matt holds a B.Sc. Honours Degree (First Class) in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Manchester.

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