Michael Dargue

    Michael Dargue

    Vice President

    Michael leads strategy and regulatory engagements for service providers, network operators, equipment vendors, and regulatory authorities.

    He has over 20 years of experience in the telecoms sector including 12 years in industry. Specific areas of expertise include telecoms sector regulation and policy development, network economics, enterprise services, wholesale and interconnect. Michael has advised clients on opportunity sizing, entry option analysis, proposition development, and go-to-market planning.

    Michael’s regulatory work includes:

    • BU-LRIC cost modelling for fixed and mobile termination rate setting
    • Assessing the methodologies used for cost attribution in regulatory accounting
    • Developing businesses cases to support applications for state funding
    • Impact assessment of new technologies and regulatory policies
    • Researching the consumer impact of technology and market change
    • Socioeconomic cost-benefit analysis of telecoms investment

    Prior to Cartesian, Michael led an international team at Colt Telecom with responsibility for network strategy, network planning, and product development. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Bristol and is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the IET.

    Speaking engagements:

    • Offloading Assets: Vendors as Network Owners – TelecomFinance Conference (Jan. 2013)
    • Understanding the Essentials: The processes behind launching a full, light, or assisted MVNO – MVNOs Industry Summit Asia (Oct. 2012)
    • Reprogrammable SIMs: Introduction and Implications for Roaming – Informa Telecoms & Media Mobile Roaming World Summit (Nov. 2012)
    • Segmentation Impact of Current Telecom Market Trends – Customer Segmentation and Intelligence Conference (Oct. 2011)

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