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A telecom reformer is no more

I just heard of Maev Sullivan’s demise. It’s always sad to hear of the passing of friends and those who engaged in the hard work of telecom reforms. She was with Mercury when the UK market was being opened up. She fought the battles to make interconnection possible. I still remember her formula: first they deny; then they delay; then they degrade.

She drafted the first telecom reform legislation for Bhutan. The way we expressed our gratitude was to ask her to volunteer her professional services to clean some awful spectrum document the ITU had foisted on the InfoComm and Media Authority. She obliged.

Her many achievements and kindnesses will be remembered. Go well, Maeve.

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