Ceri Howes

Head of Regulatory, Opensignal

As Senior Market Engagement Manager for the Digital Identity Programme, Ceri works with mobile operators, governments and NGOs to bring Digital Identity services to scale and facilitate industry collaboration in developing the Digital Identity ecosystem. She returned to the GSMA in 2017, after a period of time at the UK Communications regulator, Ofcom. At Ofcom she was the policy and strategy lead for a number of rural connectivity work streams, including reform of the UK Electronic Communications Code and Ofcom’s advice to the UK Government on the design of a broadband universal service obligation.


Prior to this, she worked in the GSMA’s Spectrum team as the Policy Advisor for Africa and the Middle East, working with ministries and regulators across the region on spectrum policy, mobile broadband and last-mile connectivity issues. She holds an MSc in Globalisation and Development from London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and earned B.A. degrees in International Relations and Business from the University of Redlands in California.