Steven E. Turner
- Senior Managing Director
- T: +1 571 405 3260
- 8251 Greensboro Drive
- McLean, VA, 22102
- United States
- T: +1 571 405 3260
- Economic Consulting
- Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Steven Turner is a Senior Managing Director of the FTI Network Industries Strategies group within the Economic Consulting practice. Mr. Turner has offices in McLean, Virginia and Canton, Georgia. Mr. Turner has a long and distinguished career working in the telecommunications industry. He has provided extensive expert testimony in technical and financial areas related to telecommunications specifically addressing contracts, terms and conditions, telecommunications network investment and operations costs, and other related issues.
In 1987, Mr. Turner joined AT&T and, during his career there, held a variety of engineering, operations, and management positions. These positions covered the switching, transport, and signaling disciplines within AT&T. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Turner worked in the organization responsible for AT&T’s entry into the local infrastructure market and developed models evaluating AT&T’s potential market entry alternatives including switch and fiber builds, hybrid fiber-coax service, broadband fixed wireless, and others. While in this organization, Mr. Turner gained familiarity with many of the regulatory issues surrounding AT&T’s local market entry, including issues concerning the unbundling of incumbent local exchange company networks. Mr. Turner was on the AT&T team that negotiated with SBC concerning unbundled network element definitions and methods of interconnection.
From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Turner was President of his own consulting firm, Kaleo Consulting. Kaleo Consulting was a boutique consulting firm specializing in providing expert testimony in technical and financial areas related to telecommunications. Mr. Turner’s projects involved issues related to contractual terms and conditions between telecommunications service providers, the costs for network elements including interoffice transport, collocation, loops (media used to connect to customer premises), switching, signaling, and other related areas. Mr. Turner’s consulting assignments also included the responsibility of negotiating interconnection agreement terms and conditions between new entrants and incumbents or negotiating settlements with numerous companies including AT&T and Verizon. To the extent that these contracts required the inclusion of rates for telecommunications services, Mr. Turner developed and/or evaluated numerous models pertaining to the development of network component costs. Finally, Mr. Turner’s firm provided strategic consulting services to companies regarding where and how to enter various telecommunications markets.
Now at FTI Consulting, Mr. Turner continues to work extensively within the telecommunications industry both in the United States and internationally.
Mr. Turner holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University. He has also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.