Steven Turner specializes in providing expert testimony in a broad range of technical and financial areas covering the engineering and operations of integrated communications networks, transportation systems and transaction investigations. Mr. Turner has over 30 years of experience.
Mr. Turner leads many of TMT’s due-diligence and performance improvement engagements related to technology, engineering and network operations, with his work covering the breadth of the TMT industries.
In telecommunications, he and his team provide specific expertise in the wireline (copper, coaxial, fiber, HFC), wireless (4G and 5G) and integrated communications arenas as both industry experts and testifying experts in the U.S. and internationally. In media, Mr. Turner’s work focuses on digital content and distribution systems, often involving an evaluation of capacity and contention issues and their practical implications related to service delivery. In technology, Mr. Turner specializes in transaction applications and technology, including funding mechanisms, cost-of-service analysis, traffic forecasts and toll road pricing and fee structures.
Mr. Turner has testified in nearly 150 separate proceedings on behalf of many of the largest integrated communications carriers, toll roads and other service providers in a variety of jurisdictions on matters related to class certification under Federal Rule 23, industry practices, regulatory compliance, contract interpretation, cost-of-service and pricing, damages, fraud, lost profits, network performance and technical standards and capabilities. Outside of litigation, Mr. Turner leverages his unique combination of engineering, financial, and industry expertise to advise stakeholders on company strategy, acquisitions, divestitures, synergies and due-diligence.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Turner worked at AT&T and held a variety of engineering, operations and management positions overseeing the switching, transport and signaling disciplines. Prior to the passage of the Telecom Act of 1996, Mr. Turner worked in the organization responsible for AT&T’s re-entry strategy into the local infrastructure market and developed models evaluating AT&T’s potential entry alternatives through switch and fiber builds, hybrid fiber-coax service, broadband fixed wireless and others. Mr. Turner was ultimately responsible for developing AT&T’s market entry network plan for the Southwestern Region along with the regulatory issues associated with the unbundling of local exchange company networks.
In 1997, Mr. Turner founded Kaleo Consulting, a boutique consulting firm specializing in providing expert testimony in the engineering and operations of integrated communications networks and market entry strategic consulting services. 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, customer access networks, switching and signaling. Mr. Turner also developed and/or evaluated numerous models pertaining to the development of network component costs.