Dr. Sanyal is an expert on competition, regulation, consumer protection, spectrum policy, and broadband data issues in the telecom industry. Prior to joining Brattle, she was the Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

Drawing on her deep industry experience, Dr. Sanyal frequently advises clients on FCC regulatory issues in fixed and mobile broadband, on spectrum auctions, spectrum value, and spectrum availability. She also regularly advises clients on telecom-related merger analyses, consults on false advertising cases, and various telecom-related litigation matters.

While at the FCC, Dr. Sanyal led the wireless agenda on economic analysis and policy, and widely consulted with the industry and other international regulators on various telecom issues. She worked extensively on the Mobile Wireless Competition Report; several high-profile telecom mergers such as AT&T/T Mobile, AT&T/Leap, and AT&T/DirecTV; USF-related issues, such as the Mobility Fund; and on the Fixed and Mobile Measuring Broadband America agenda. She had significant involvement in designing the FCC’s fixed and wireless speed measurement projects, broadband data collections, and data analysis.

Dr. Sanyal has published on telecom and economics topics in peer-reviewed journals such as The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Energy Journal, the Journal of Regulatory EconomicsThe Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, the International Review of Economics and Finance, and the Review of Development Economics.


University of California, Irvine, PhD in Economics

University of California, Irvine, Master’s in Applied Mathematics

Delhi School of Economics, India, Master’s in Economics