Christoph Stork Ph.D., a partner of Research ICT Solutions Ltd., is a telecommunication expert specializing in applied, innovative solutions to connect everyone to the Internet and e-services. Dr. Stork designed and managed nationally representative Household ICT surveys across up to 18 African countries simultaneously for Research ICT Africa and developed innovate methodology to survey informal business in a way that delivers nationally insights. He developed a regulatory portal that transforms data submitted by operators into actionable information and an ICT ecosystem benchmarking tool that allows an analyst to benchmark affordability, access, usage, infrastructure and competition against another country, or set of countries.
Dr Stork helped to transform the Namibian ICT sector. He was instrumental in the establishment of Namibia’s new regulatory authority, CRAN, resolved a termination rate dispute that led to a 70% reduction in mobile termination rates over 18 months and developed a price cap regulation to remove club effects. His innovative research methodologies and solutions have become a reference point for national governments, multilateral agencies and donor organizations.