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Dr Ross Patterson

  • Dr Ross Patterson
  • Partner
  • Akhet Consulting
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Panel Session
  • PSL3 : Funding and Pricing of Next Generation Broadband Networks
  • Jupiter 10
  • Friday, 22 November 2013 10:45 - 12:15
  • Moderator

Dr. Ross Patterson is a competition and regulatory lawyer by background, with twenty five years of extensive industry experience in competition law and the regulation of telecommunications. He has a PhD in competition law. Between 2007-2012 Ross was Telecommunications Commissioner of New Zealand, with responsibility for the implementation of the telecommunications reforms of 2006 and 2011, including the functional separation of the incumbent, Telecom New Zealand, in 2008, followed by structural separation in 2011. He also oversaw the introduction of local loop and bitstream access regulation, accounting separation, and mobile termination, roaming and co-location. Ross has been a partner of Akhet Consulting FZ LLE, UAE, since 2012, and has advised on a wide range of telecommunications regulatory issues including national broadband network policy, fibre demand side stimulation, convergence, and regulatory reviews.