Alan Hadden has 27 years' experience in senior positions in the manufacturing, regulatory, operator and consultative sectors of the mobile communications industry and is President of the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association).
Alan Hadden is President of GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association), holding this position since its establishment in 1998. GSA represents leading GSM/EDGE/WCDMA-HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE/LTE-Advanced suppliers, undertaking its own research to provide facts, analysis, reports, information papers and briefings explaining mobile market developments and trends, and providing timely information to the industry to assist in network and strategic planning decisions. Major assets include its membership, a strong trusted brand and excellent relationships with operators, suppliers and other stakeholders. GSA is widely referenced by policy makers and influencers across the industry for its data on the status of LTE, LTE-Advanced and HSPA/HSPA+ networks and devices ecosystems. GSA’s promotion of technology neutrality and spectrum refarming contributed to recent fast developments of UMTS900, LTE1800 and HD voice. Current priorities include explaining the benefits and opportunities enabled by APT700 spectrum (3GPP band 28), VoLTE and LTE Broadcast technologies.
Alan has 27 years' experience in senior positions in the manufacturing, regulatory, operator and consultative sectors of the mobile communications industry. Previously he was on the senior management team of a PCN/GSM1800 operator (now EE), in the start-up, launch, and expansion phases. He assisted with discussions with overseas regulators, investors and other stakeholders which helped establish 1800MHz as a mainstream band for mobile communications. He represented the company at ETSI, the GSM Association and the UMTS Forum. Before that time Alan was Industrial Advisor to the UK communications regulator (now Ofcom), working in the mobile communications field where he represented views influencing regulation and standardization at national and international level.
Alan also manages GSA’s co-operation and relationships with 3GPP, the GSM Association, and other leading international and regional organizations.
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