Telecommunications, Internet, and Media

The Brattle Group offers deep experience in the telecommunications, media, internet and information technology, and sports and entertainment sectors.

These sectors share a common theme, namely that they are all deeply influenced by regulatory policies. As a consequence, whether conducting a business valuation or regulatory analysis, Brattle brings a deep understanding and consciousness of the policy background to all engagements. Our reputation as fair, independent, and non-partisan is a critical reason why we are seen as established thought leaders in these telecommunications and related fields.

We support clients in matters related to litigation, regulation and policy, and private advisory analyses. The combination of our industry expertise and functional skills in areas such as antirust, intellectual property, and tax allows us to provide our clients with the best possible combination of consulting services.

Areas of Expertise

Principals
Bazelon 066
Principal
+1.202.955.5050
Dr. Bazelon consults and testifies in numerous telecommunications matters, ranging from wireless license auctions, spectrum management, and competition policy, to patent infringement, wireless reselling, and broadband deployment. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Herscovici 087
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Dr. Herscovici specializes in the application of economics, finance, and data analysis to litigation and other complex business issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Levy 080
Principal
+1.415.217.1011
Dr. Levy specializes in microeconomics, econometrics, and statistics. He has supported expert work calculating damages in numerous litigation cases with an emphasis on statistical and econometric issues. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Lo passo
Principal
+39.06.48.888.10
Dr. Lo Passo specializes in the application of regulatory economic principles to energy, transportation, telecommunications, and other industries in Italy and throughout the world. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Marin 083
Principal
+34.91.048.71.13
+44.74.4790.7048
Dr. Pedro L. Marín is an economic expert on regulation and competition in various sectors, particularly energy, telecommunications, and transportation, and in valuation and microeconomics. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Danmcfadden557
Principal
+1.415.217.1000
Professor McFadden is the Presidential Professor of Health Economics at the University of Southern California, where he has joint appointments at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at USC Dornsife College. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
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Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Dr. Ros specializes in costing and demand analysis, cost of service and performance-based ratemaking, competition analysis and disputes, damages, and econometric modelling. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Seth 083
Principal
+1.202.955.5050
Dr. Seth specializes in intellectual property and economic policy. She has testified on a range of economic issues and has assisted leading technology companies in more than two dozen intellectual property investigations at the ITC. She is experienced in applying the tools of economic analysis to policy questions and has performed policy analyses across various industries for trade associations and government agencies. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Zarakas 092
Principal
+1.617.864.7900
Mr. Zarakas is an expert in economic, financial, strategic, and regulatory analyses in the utility, telecommunications, and media industries. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisors
Academic Advisor
Dr. Brennan is a Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Mr. Brotman is the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
+1.917.776.8777
Dr. Economides is an expert on network economics, electronic commerce, antitrust, and public policy. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Academic Advisor
Professor Sappington is the Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Chair in the Department of Economics at the University of Florida, where he serves as the Director of the University’s Public Policy Research Center. More icon f02782c24cccaf6d90e1da53920c42f20e5a8955f54ac2ca5727ec7dc89987b4
Report
November 16, 2017
Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Presentation
August 11, 2017
Presented at the Music Industry Research Association’s (MIRA) Conference
Report
May 23, 2017
Prepared for The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA)

This report discusses how the wireless infrastructure industry will impact the U.S. economy in the coming years, as mobile wireless services and networks continue to expand.

Report
July 18, 2016
Prepared for the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG Connect)

A report offering guidelines for EU-based National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) to use when calculating an allowed rate of return—typically the weighted average cost of capital (WACC)—for electronic telecommunications operators with significant market power (SMP).

Report
May 2, 2016
Prepared for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
Report
April 22, 2016
David L. Sunding, Martha Rogers, and Coleman D. Bazelon
Prepared for the CTIA Wireless Foundation
Report
March 2016
Prepared for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC)
Report
A Strategy for Active Remote Sensing Amid Increased Demand for Radio Spectrum
July 15, 2015
Published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Report
Substantial Licensed Spectrum Deficit (2015-2019): Updating the FCC’s Mobile Data Demand Projections
June 23, 2015
Coleman D. Bazelon and Giulia McHenry
Prepared for CTIA - The Wireless Association
Report
Mobile Broadband Spectrum: A Vital Resource for the American Economy
May 11, 2015
Coleman D. Bazelon and Giulia McHenry
Prepared for CTIA—The Wireless Association
Brochure
Music Industry Expertise
September 2014
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Report
Canadian Wireless Market Performance and the Potential Effect of an Additional Nationwide Carrier
May 12, 2014
Prepared for The Competition Bureau, Government of Canada
Report
Spectrum Sharing: Taxonomy and Economics
February 6, 2014
Coleman D. Bazelon and Giulia McHenry
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.
Article
Spectrum Value
October 2013
Coleman D. Bazelon and Giulia McHenry
Published in Telecommunications Policy
Article
The Impact of Digitization on Business Models in Copyright-Driven Industries: A Review of the Economic Issues
February 26, 2013
In The Impact of Copyright on Innovation in the Digital Age, edited by Stephen A. Merrill and William J. Raduchel, published by The National Academy of Sciences' Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy
Report
Alaska Mobile Broadband Cost Model
February 2013
William P. Zarakas and Giulia McHenry
Presented before the Federal Communications Commission in the Matter of Connect America Fund Universal Service Reform - Mobility Fund
Article
Telecom Transformation
November 29, 2012
Published in Public Utilities Fortnightly's Spark
Brochure
FCC Incentive Auctions
2012
Published by The Brattle Group, Inc.