Cellular Industry Expert in Competition Analysis

Case Description:

A cellular industry expert in competition analysis was needed for a breach of contract case between a provider of products for wireless networks and a wireless telecommunication company which provided cellular telephone coverage. The plaintiff was in the cellular telephone business and built an analog cellular network. The network consisted of a switch and 17 analog base stations. The plaintiff began a phase out of their analog network to convert to a digital network. The plaintiff entered into an agreement with the defendant to purchase a switch, which could handle both analog and digital, and convert some of their analog base stations to TDMA base stations. Upon changing to the new switch, network problems occurred, such as dropped calls, poor voice quality, and roaming problems. As a result, the plaintiff contended it lost a substantial portion of its cellular customers.

IMS ExpertServices sought a cellular industry expert in competition analysis, specifically with knowledge of the competitive landscape in the wireless industry in the 2001-2002 time period. The expert was required to understand how the industry was changing during the relevant time period as well as the services and phone plans being offered by the various cellular companies.

Experts Presented:

  • Cellular Technologies

    This cellular industry expert has worked as a consultant with numerous clients on projects involving personal and mobile communications including cellular carriers, communications software companies, network hardware companies, research organizations and universities. He graduated with BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University. His firm works with a wide variety of wireless standards and technologies including IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi), GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, WCDMA, CDMA2000, Bluetooth, wireless security, and Smartphones. This expert has published several articles and has been quoted with regard to wireless migration and where wireless technology is headed. IMS Reference #1207597

  • Wireless Technology

    This cellular industry expert has over 12 years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry. He is recognized in the telecommunications industry for strategy and implementation of wireless data and pervasive computing solutions. He has a strong background in developing and launching technologies, products, and solutions for the telecommunications industry. This expert has worked with major wireless carriers around the globe. His particular fields of interest are wireless data applications, wireless multimedia solutions, wireless enterprise applications, enterprise risk management (ERM), intellectual property, patents, & security. He has significant experience advising clients in technology sharing ventures and negotiating licensing agreements. Most recently, he consulted on licensing agreements for a U.S. wireless carrier and a content provider to the wireless industry in the U.S. and Europe. IMS Reference #1208548

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