Fernand Beltran

Fernando BELTRAN

Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

University of Auckland

Fernando Beltrán (f.beltran@auckland.ac.nz) is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management of The University of Auckland Business School. He received a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA.

His research interests include the economics of service competition in open-access Next-Generation platforms, the digital dividend, and the efficient sharing and allocation of radio spectrum. He has pioneered the application of agent-based computational methods to simulate and analyse new conditions of competition and regulation in Next-Generation networks and the consumer’s fibre uptake problem in the context of national broadband deployments.

An academic visitor to the US FCC, CITI Columbia University Business School, EECS Department of UC Berkeley, INRIA Rennes, France, and UPC Barcelona, Spain, he has consulted for various government agencies and telecommunications operators in New Zealand, Colombia, Uruguay and the United States.