Mr. Alan Hadden is President of GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), holding this position since its establishment in 1998. GSA represents leading GSM/EDGE/WCDMA-HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE suppliers, undertaking its own research to provide facts, analysis, reports, information papers and briefings explaining mobile market developments and trends, and providing timely information to assist in network and strategic planning decisions. A strong brand and excellent relationships with operators, suppliers and other stakeholders are major assets. GSA is widely referenced by policy makers and across the industry for its data on LTE and HSPA/HSPA+ networks and devices ecosystems. GSA’s promotion of technology neutrality and spectrum refarming contributed to recent fast developments of UMTS900, LTE1800 and HD voice. Current priorities include the APT700 band, and VoLTE.
Alan has 27 years' experience in senior positions in the manufacturing, regulatory, operator and consultative sectors of the mobile communications industry. Previously he was on the senior management team of a PCN/GSM1800 operator (now EE), in the start-up, launch, and expansion phases. He assisted with discussions with overseas regulators, investors and other stakeholders which helped establish 1800MHz as a mainstream band for mobile communications. He represented the company at ETSI, the GSM Association and the UMTS Forum. Before that time Alan was Industrial Advisor to the UK communications regulator (now Ofcom), working in the mobile communications field where he represented views influencing regulation and standardization at national and international level.
Alan also manages GSA’s co-operation and relationships with 3GPP, the GSM Association, and other leading international and regional organizations.