Robert Yates

Co-President, LYA

Robert Yates

Speaker Bio

Mr. Yates has over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry and is an expert in spectrum auctions, 5G-spectrum and broadband strategy, licensing, financial modeling, telecom and licensing policy and regulation as well as wireless and network technologies. His consulting experience includes projects in the US, Canada, Europe, North Africa and Australia.

Mr. Yates has supported bidders through the entire spectrum auction process, from the initial public consultation, to bidder training, simulations and mock auctions, game analysis, bid tactics and in-bid room support. Mr. Yates is co-leader of the development of the LYA Auction Platforms that support Combinatorial Clock Auctions (CCA), Simultaneous Multiple Round Ascending (SMRA) Auctions, Sealed Bid Auctions as well as Clock Auctions. He has also developed the LYA Auction Management Tools used to manage round-by-round bidding and decision-making.

Mr. Yates has provided regulatory and business planning support to operators and government agencies with respect to broadband investment, regulatory and deployment issues in rural and remote areas.

Prior to co-founding LYA, Mr. Yates held positions with Nortel Networks and Bell Canada. Mr. Yates holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Operations Research/Management Science, both from the University of Toronto. He also has an MBA from Concordia University in Montreal.