Dr. Chris Doyle commenced working with CEPA in 2022. He joined the firm from Ofcom - the regulator for communications services in the UK - where he was a highly regarded economist, Chris has extensive worldwide experience advising communications sector stakeholders about competition disputes, regulatory issues, spectrum auctions, policy and market design. He has advised at board level, been instructed as an expert witness, authored many expert reports and participated in regulatory negotiations.
In addition, Chris is a well-regarded academic. He has a PhD in game theory and held senior academic posts at Cambridge, London Business Shool and Warwick. He has written and advised on numerous communications sector topics. His publications have been cited extensively and his paper on access pricing is regarded as seminal in the field.
Recent News & insights
Using reverse auctions for allocating public subsidies to promote mobile broadband coverage
Following the completion of its usual peer review process, The World Bank has published CEPA's report about the use of reverse auctions in the telecommunications sector.
Sub-Saharan Africa, Agenda 2063, digital connectivity and gender: bridging digital gaps
We explore where Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) stands today in regard of digital connectivity and highlight digital gaps, in particular the gender digital divide.
Assessment of competition issues in the telecoms sector is reaffirmed by Australian Competition Tribunal
CEPA’s advice to Australian communications provider Optus, highlighting the adverse impacts of a merger transaction between its two competitors, has been supported by the Australian Competition Tribunal.
Spectrum auctions: mmWave frequencies for 5G mobile
Regulators and governments around the world are opening up mmWave spectrum to further develop 5G mobile services. We look at market developments in mmWave bands across the world and describe some of the licence award approaches.
Competition issues in telecoms and related markets
Read our briefing note that examines issues in competition economics and law and how these affect market structure, firm behaviour, sharing agreements and mergers.
Spectrum auctions: thirty years in the making
Spectrum auctions are of strategic importance. Over the last three decades, hundreds of spectrum auctions have taken place worldwide and billions of dollars have been spent.
Our report about using reverse auctions for allocating public subsidies to promote mobile broadband coverage is presented to government
Dr Chris Doyle, CEPA's Head of Telecoms, has presented the findings of our latest communications sector report, commissioned by The World Bank, to Tanzanian government officials.
In the news: CEPA’s assessment of telecoms deal reaches the headlines
Our work is featured by iTnews and the author of the Expert Report, Dr Chris Doyle, CEPA's Head of Telecoms, is quoted for the independent analysis’ dissenting findings, drawn from the economic evidence.
The potential impacts of a partial merger between two of the three Australian mobile telecommunications market operators
Optus has commissioned CEPA to assess the competition impacts of an application to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for merger authorisation between Telstra Corporation Limited and TPG Telecom.
Expert from Ofcom appointed to bolster CEPA’s advisory services for the communications sector
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Chris Doyle as a senior advisor to our communications, media and payment systems practice. Dr Doyle will commence working with CEPA on 1 March 2022.