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John has provided his telecommunications expertise to business in fields such as,

Strategy

– provided telco view on future of payments system to a major bank (2007)
– provided training on interconnection strategy to a major Asian incumbent (2006)
– advised a utility on regulatory aspects of deploying a fibre-based network (2005)

Pricing

– provided advice on retail tariff rebalancing to Telikom PNG (2014)
– provided advice and wrote submissions on broadband pricing for varous ISPs (2007)
– provided go-to-market pricing advice on VoIP for a major Australian carrier (2005)
– provided advice on the Australian internet market and capacity pricing (2004)

Regulation

– wrote a submission to Australian Government on broadband access regulation (2008)
– conducted a cost-benefit study of mobile number portabilty options for Bahrain (2007)
– assisted some New Zealand ISPs on a wholesale unbundled bitstream pricing (2006-07)
– wrote chapter on regulation in NZ for ABN AMRO Equities Australia (2006)
– assisted a major Australian carrier critique Telstra’s interconnection model (2003)
– special Editor for the Global Telecommunications Reform issue of the Telecommunications Journal of Australia, April 1997

“John provided us with an analysis of options for a future universal service policy in Australia. It proved to be thought-provoking and will be very helpful for our work going forward.” – Teresa Corbin, CEO, Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN)

“John originally helped us with PSTN price rebalancing but he has proved to be so capable and creative that he is still advising us on pricing and regulatory matters two years later” – Michael Donnelly: CEO Telikom PNG (June 2015)

“We needed an expert economist to help us to rebalance tariffs to make them more competitive and prepare for digitisation – and we got one! He did a good job amidst challenging circumstances. He also proved diligent and creative and helpful with regulation too.” – Eugene Singh: COO Telikom PNG

“John and I worked together as consultants in the state telco of one of the largest south pacific countries. With responsibility for increasing market competition and customer adoption of wireline and wireless voice and data services, John performed a systematic review of the organisation’s wireline products in conjunction with the Board, resulting in broad retail price and proposition changes being introduced to the national market. John’s knowledge and experience proved invaluable in developing sound recommendations in a challenging internal and external market environment”. Simon Jackson, Management Consultant at Eloqwent Pty Ltd
“John was a key member of TransACT’s bid team for the NBN Proposal. His strategic input, knowledge and contacts within the industry were an essential part of TransACT’s industry leading Proposal.”– Ivan Slavich, CEO, TransACT

“Batelco is grateful to John for his clear and tightly argued analysis of the costs and benefits of different approaches to implementing number portability in Bahrain.” – Imme Bodammer, drs, MA, Principal Economics Advisor, Bahrain Telecommunications Company

“We were looking for a creative approach to access pricing and John exceeded our expectations”
– Louise Bolger, General Counsel, PIPE Networks Limited

“We required robust economic analysis as part of an ACCC dispute about access pricing. John provided this in a timely and very useful report”
– Tony Dooley, Special Counsel, herbertgeer

 

Details of the above assignments are not public. However, the reports prepared for governments and their agencies which are public are referenced on the Government Clients page.