Serafino Abate, Director of Competition Economics, GSMA

This study analyses the impact of the 2012 merger between two mobile operators in Austria – Hutchison 3G Austria and Orange – on 4G network coverage, download speeds and upload speeds. It is the first of its kind to measure the impact of a mobile merger on network quality and innovation outcomes as experienced by the consumer.

Speaker bio

Serafino Abate is Director of Competition Economics at the GSMA, where he works on economic and regulatory issues relating to the mobile sector, developing the GSMA’s position on key regulatory and competition policy issues.

Before joining the GSMA, Serafino worked in Brussels as Director of the Centre for Regulation in Europe in Brussels, an economic policy thinktank. Before that, Serafino worked in competition policy at Ofcom, the UK telecom, post and media regulator, leading market reviews and policy projects on a variety of issues. He started his career working for Ovum, an independent research and advisory firm based in London, where he lead various consulting and research projects advising leading telecom and media operators around the world.

Serafino holds a BSc in Political Economy and Industrial Organisations from the Università degli Studi di Firenze and a MSc in economics from the University of Bristol. He speaks Italian (his native language), English, Spanish and French.

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CambridgeshireCB2 1QA
United Kingdom

Date & time

Date: 13 February 2018
Start Time: 17:30
End Time: 18:30

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Open to: Members of the University of Cambridge

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Trumpington St
Cambridge
CambridgeshireCB2 1QA
United Kingdom

Event timings

Date: 13 February 2018
Start Time: 17:30
End Time: 18:30