Annabel Z. Dodd

I consult widely with major corporations and institutions, provide seminars worldwide on telecommunications, provide expert witness services, and am the author of The Essential Guide to Telecommunications Fifth Edition, a non-technical guide to mobile and broadband networks. I give talks and lead seminars on advanced mobile services and industry issues, consult with enterprises on networking and VoIP services, and teach at Northeastern University.

Areas of Expertise

I have expertise in mobile services, broadband networks, regulatory issues, expert witness, and Wi-Fi services. My particular skill is explaining complex technologies clearly to all levels of organizations.

My depth of experience and contacts with enterprises, carriers, and vendors gives me a unique perspective on industry issues.


In 2013 I presented webinars for the US Telecom Association on LTE (Long Term Evolution) and on Voice over LTE (VoLTE). I presented an in-person seminar to the Costa Rica chapter of the IEEE on LTE and LTE Advanced.

I have experience as an expert witness on topics including cable TV networks, and wireline networks.

I lecture in the Master’s degree program of Informatics at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies where I teach courses on Computer Systems and Networks. Teaching at Northeastern and interacting with students from all over the world, provides me with first-hand knowledge about market trends in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Europe as well as the United States.

I have taught in South Korea for the State University of New York at Stony Brook’s Master of Science in the Technology Management Program. In addition, the Fundacion de la Innovacion Bankinter selected me to participate in their Future Trends Forums in Madrid. The Massachusetts Network Communications Council awarded me the Telecom Professor of the year. I was formerly in marketing at New England Telephone Company (now Verizon Communications) and Telecommunications Manager at Dennison Manufacturing Company (now Avery Dennison).