Dr Christoph Stork (PhD)
Senior Research Fellow
Christoph Stork, Research ICT Solutions partner and co-founder and Senior Research Fellow at Research ICT Africa, is a telecommunication expert who specialises in applied, innovative solutions to connect everyone to the Internet and e-services. Christoph designed and managed nationally representative household, individual and informal business ICT surveys across 18 African countries simultaneously. He developed a regulatory portal that transforms data submitted by operators into actionable information in real time. He has developed an ICT ecosystem benchmarking tool that allows an analyst to benchmark affordability, access, usage, infrastructure and competition against another country, or set of countries.
Christoph was instrumental in transforming the Namibian ICT sector. He helped to establish Namibia’s new regulatory authority, CRAN, which he still supports today, assessing mergers and acquisitions, cost modelling, universal service gap analysis and sector performance assessments. He also resolved a termination rate dispute that lead to a 70% reduction in mobile termination rates in Namibia over 18 months, and developed a price cap regulation to remove club effects. His innovative research methodologies and solutions have become a reference point for national governments, multilateral agencies and donor organisations.