Founder & CEO
Alex provides strategic advisory, business development, market research and training services to corporate executives in the mobile data industry. He has over 29 years of hands-on experience in the mobile industry working for operators and vendors in North America and Europe in numerous roles including business development, marketing, project management and finance.
He has been working with mobile network operators and enterprises in developing their digital transformation strategies and advising MVNOs to launch their mobile and mobile data services. Previously, Alex worked at Ericsson with mobile operators on MVNO and UMTS projects in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He was also responsible for identifying potential partners and hosting workshops at Ericsson Mobility World (a mobile data laboratory) where developers create, optimize and commercialize mobile applications.
Prior to this position, Alex was employed at T-Mobile USA (formerly known as Omnipoint Communications) where he was responsible for partnerships, joint ventures and provided billing, customer care, marketing and vendor financing solutions to mobile operators.
Alex began his mobile career with Pocket Communications based in Washington, DC where he managed the company’s auction activity for C-block spectrum licenses as well as other activities associated with market research, market segmentation, pricing plans and market distribution strategies.
Alex holds a BS degree in Management from the University of Tampa and an MBA degree in International Business from the American University. He is fluent in French, Turkish and proficient in Italian. He is an active member of mobile forums and international associations.
He has delivered a 4G LTE wholesale seminar to International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in March 2012, Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) in January 2011, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) in December 2010, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October 2010.
He has spoken at Connect (X) 2023, Connected America 2023, Total Telecom Congress 2022, MWC Las Vegas 2022, MWC Los Angeles 2019, In-Building Wireless Congress 2019, Mobile Carriers Show 2019, Mobile Carriers Show 2018, Mobile World Congress Americas 2017, CES 2017, CTIA Super Mobility 2016, Wi-Fi Now USA 2016, Mobile Carriers Show 2016, CTIA Super Mobility 2015, Sprint Mobility in Action Summit 2014, MVNO Industry Summit USA 2013, MVNO World Congress 2013, CCA Global Expo 2013, MVNO Industry Summit 2012, MVNO Industry Summit 2011, MVNO Industry Summit Latin America 2011, LTE North America 2011, LTE North America 2010, MVNO Industry Summit 2010, Eurasia Com 2009, Mobile World Congress 2008, MVNO Summit 2008, MVNO Summit 2007, MVNO Congress 2007, Emerging Mobile Partnerships & MVNOs Conference 2007, CTIA Wireless 2006, and CTIA Wireless 2005.
He is quoted frequently in the leading telecommunications and media publications including AGL Media, Bloomberg, Boston Business Journal, Business News Americas, Business Week, CableFax, Chicago Tribune, CNN Business, Computer World, Connected Real Estate Magazine, FierceWireless, Forbes, Hurriyet, Information Week, Light Reading, Los Angeles Times, MIT Technology Review, New York Times, RCR Wireless, Red Herring, S&P Global, Telephony Online, The Kansas City Star, The Prepaid Press, The Seattle Times, The Washington Post, Triangle Business Journal, USA Today, Yahoo Finance and Wireless Week.
I have known and worked with Alex Besen for nearly fifteen years. He is an expert in the mobile industry and especially in the emerging mobile data markets. I first met him at a wireless conference before he joined our team at Omnipoint Communications. While a part of our team, he did several consolidation deals for us very successfully. Since those days, Alex has been actively involved with a number of companies helping them to launch and evaluate mobile data services. His experience is among the best in the industry and he delivers on his promises.