Steve Sharkey

Steve Sharkey
Vice President of Government Affairs, Technology and Engineering Policy
T-Mobile USA

T-Mobile’s Government Affairs office in Washington, DC. He has overall responsibility for technical policy agenda and manages a team of technical experts to achieve the company’s policy goals. A priority focus is policies
that ensure T-Mobile has access to sufficient spectrum as it deploys the
next generation of broadband services.

Prior to joining T-Mobile, he was Senior Director, Regulatory and Spectrum Policy in Motorola’s Global Government Affairs office in Washington, DC
where he had overall responsibility for the company’s global regulatory and advocacy efforts. Efforts were primarily focused on policies related to spectrum management and broadband deployment and use, including working with U.S. regulators, the ITU, and other regional bodies to implement a long-term vision
to facilitate a global framework for broadband growth and public safety. He managed a global technical, regulatory, and advocacy team that included expertise in a wide variety of spectrum, technology, and trade related issues.

Prior to joining Motorola, Sharkey was the lead technical representative for the Washington, DC office of AirTouch Communications. In this capacity, he worked on a number of spectrum and mandate related issues, including CALEA, TTY, and location based initiatives. Prior to AirTouch, he served in a variety of roles at the Federal Communications Commission, including in the Office of Engineering and Technology, where one of his responsibilities was as an alternative liaison representative to the IRAC, and as Chief, Satellite Engineering Branch in the International Bureau.

Sharkey has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.

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May 17, 2017

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