Ashok Kumar

Mr. Kumar is an independent technology consultant and an Advisor to our government affairs affiliate, Sapronov Government Affairs, Inc. He brings 35 years of networking industry experience with unique perspectives at analyst, enterprise, and network vendor organizations. His career has spanned executive roles at Hitachi Telecom, Spirent, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), Current Analysis, etc. He has the depth of expertise accumulated through several years ofexperience in:

  • Wireless Technology evaluations & applications
  • Competitive analysis of services & product solutions
  • Comparative analysis of service providers plans, coverage & support
  • Market assessments/analysis (quantitative & qualitative)
  • Due diligence and company valuations for M&A deals



  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics & Communications), University of Madras, India
  • Master of Business Administration, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio



  • Member of Beta, Gamma, Sigma Honor Society, since 1980
  • Member of Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 1990
  • Board Member (2016) and Past President (2014) of Wireless Technology Forum (WTF)
  • Currently Advisor to Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  • Law Seminars International (LSI)
    • “Emerging Trends in Data Collection, Protection, Analysis & Use”, April 2015, Atlanta, GA
    • “The Telecom Transition to IP – How Does IP-to-IP Interconnection Work” Oct. 2014, Telebriefing
    • “New Risks Arising from Convergence of Communications & IT”, March 2014, Atlanta, GA
  • Guest lecturer on Emerging Telecommunications Technology Trends at Georgia Institute of Technology (Ga Tech) Pre-Law Spring programs