Experts in this field are specialists in the science of telecommunications. Telecommunications concerns items of technology that facilitates long-distance communication such as mobile phones, radio, or telegraph, as well as technologies like WiFi, signal processing systems, modem development, or integrated circuit development.
Telecommunications have become an integral part of society so as a result, telecommunications experts are integral in solving complex issues that assist the courts. The investigations undertaken can often provide crucial evidence in cases. They may be used to comment on criminal acts, or determine important information in court cases – for example, the location of a mobile phone when an important call was made. The processes by which they delve into this data are constantly evolving and are highly specialised.
Experts in this area can come from many professional backgrounds. Many will have worked specifically as telecommunications scientists. In addition, some will be IT experts, or have had experience working in the telecommunications industry as engineers or similar. They may also have worked in law enforcement, investigating crime related to such technologies. The specific specialisation and background needed in your telecommunications expert will be determined by the matter for which they are required for.
At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain an expert submission that suits your needs and budget.Expertise in Action
Experts in telecommunications can be called upon to assist in cases involving crime in which a telecommunications device was used, cases involving recording of a crime, cases in which a crucial piece of evidence in available only through a device, and many more. An expert in mobile phones can give opinions on various aspects of telecommunications in court cases, such as data recovery and analysis, mobile phone contracts, technical faults, staff usage policies, social media and censorship issues, networking integration, child protection issues, etc. In criminal cases, evidence about a suspect’s or victim’s location or movements may rely upon a mobile phone’s pinging the nearest signal towers and this critical data will need to be interpreted by experts working both for the defence and prosecution.Sample Reports
For some fields of expertise we have some sample sections of de-identified reports. Please contact our office if you are interested in a sample.Cost
The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:
- The need for a view or inspection of a location
- The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
- Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
- Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
A CSIRO article concerning the spread of telecommunications access and how we can facilitate greater accessibility.Greening the Seas
An article on the environmental impact of communications technology, especially sub-sea cables and similar.Relevant Cases Thomas v Mowbray  HCA 33 (2 August 2007)
A case concerning telecommunications in how they relate to a terrorism matter.Ousley v R  HCA 49; (1997) 192 CLR 69; (1997) 148 ALR 510; (1997) 71 ALJR 1548 (20 October 1997)
A case concerning the validity of using listening devices.Hilton v Wells  HCA 16; (1985) 157 CLR 57 (14 March 1985)
A case which called the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence (telecommunications recordings) into question.Related Blog Articles
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