Abu has been the Senior Policy Fellow in LIRNEasia since the inception of this regulatory and public policy research outfit in 2004. He has conducted research into the replicability of a microfinance approach to extending rural connectivity in Bangladesh. Abu is engaged in an original research with UNESCAP on how to reduce the internet bandwidth costs across Asia. He is persuading the construction of a terrestrial optical fiber link along the transcontinental “Asian Highway“ system of roads networks. As a World Bank Consultant, Abu studied the reliability of Uzbekistan“s national and international telecom connectivity. The goal is to use surplus optical fiber capacity of power and railways outfits to improve the overall availability of broadband connectivity. He served as the Secretary General of the Association of Mobile Telecom Operators of Bangladesh (AMTOB) from August 2010 to July 2012. He was a Strategy Analyst in Ericsson’s South East Asia office at Kuala Lumpur during January 2008 to June 2010. Abu also worked as a Research Analyst with EMC World Cellular Database covering the mobile markets of Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. He was a faculty in regional regulatory training courses offered by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) of New Delhi during 2001 to 2004. Abu is being widely quoted in the local and international media on various aspects of telecommunication. He has delivered keynote speech and moderated in numerous international technology events and workshops. He has obtained Bachelor of Arts in Bengali Language and Literature from the University of Dhaka.