Ed has over 35 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Previously, for 10 years he was with Freedom Mobile in various roles as it evolved from a start-up with no customers or network to Canada's 4th largest mobile carrier with over a million customers, including as Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Carrier Services.
Prior to Ed's involvement with Freedom, he was a partner at the law firm Papazian, Heisey, Myers where he maintained a telecommunications law practice. He has also held various positions at AT&T Canada (a successor to "Unitel") including as Regulatory Vice-President. Ed joined AT&T Canada/Unitel in 1992 immediately after the Canadian long distance market was opened to competition and was involved in establishing many of the rules and processes to support the current Canadian carrier interconnect regime.
Ed began his career at Bell Northern Research in 1982 as a software developer working on telecommunications switching gear. In addition to holding a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Toronto (1991), Ed has also received degrees of Bachelors of Engineering (Mechanical) (1981) and Masters of Engineering Electrical (Systems) (1983) from Carleton University. He has also taught Communications Law at York University's law school as an Adjunct Professor.