Senior Policy Fellow, LIRNEasia
Abu is the Senior Policy Fellow at LIRNEasia. He advises Huawei Technologies and ADN Telecom on policy and regulations. He was a Strategy Analyst in Ericsson at Kuala Lumpur and later headed the mobile operators’ trade body (AMTOB) in Bangladesh.
As a World Bank Consultant in 2013-14, Abu has assessed the reliability of Uzbekistan’s national and international telecom infrastructure. Exploiting the optical fiber embedded in the power transmission and railways networks was central to his study.
He is closely working with ESCAP on the construction of 142,000 kilometers of Eurasian optical fiber transmission network. It spans from Japan to Turkey crisscrossing 32 countries along the Asian Highway.
Abu has obtained Bachelor of Arts in Bengali Language and Literature from Titumir College in Dhaka.
Topical Session 1: Submarine Cable - Connecting the Lands of Plenty!
Monday, 18 January 2016
Today submarine cables are estimated to carry 95% of international voice and data traffic. Yet a number of natural disasters in recent years have highlighted the growing vulnerability of relying on subsea cables to transport such vast quantities of the world’s traffic. As subsea routes become increasingly congested, can the development of terrestrial networks offer a valuable alternative for the global carrier community? The industry really wants to have alternatives – the attraction of terrestrial routes is more about diversity than anything else- or is it?