Ian is a Partner at Analysys Mason and responsible for a significant proportion of the company's work in mobile sector regulation, fixed service costing, LRIC, regulatory economics, and strategic regulatory advice to operators and regulators around the world.
Ian also leads all of our activities in the postal and courier sector. He has provided advice to postal service regulators including Postcomm and Ofcom in the UK, BIPT in Belgium, and ComReg in Ireland on specialised cost modelling, cost transparency, quality of service compliance and accounting separation. Ian was also instrumental in guiding the company's policy and liberalisation projects for the postal and courier authorities in Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.
For more than 23 years, Ian has assisted over 20 different telecoms regulators and ministries across the world including Ofcom (UK), the ACCC (Australia), DCCAE (Ireland) and OPTA (the Netherlands).
Ian has a wealth of experience to complement his support to regulators, gained through numerous projects for operators and industry groups across more than 20 markets, which range from some of the largest to the smallest (India to Bermuda). He has supported many different operators with regulatory strategy including BT, Telenor, MTN, stc, Ooredoo, KPN, Sky, Digicel, Optus and SK Telecom.
His experience includes:
Ian has presented at numerous industry meetings and conference workshops and has provided expert witness legal support in Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East. He holds an MPhys in Physics from the University of Oxford and was awarded an MSc in Applied Economics from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
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