RCR Wireless News Overview

RCR Wireless News: Intelligence on all things wireless

Since 1982, RCR Wireless News has been providing wireless and mobile industry news, insights, and analysis to mobile and wireless industry professionals, decision makers, policy makers, analyst and investors.  Our mission is to connect, globally and locally, mobile technology professionals and companies online, in person, in print and now on video. Our dedication to editorial excellence coupled with one of the industry’s most comprehensive subscriber databases and digital networks, leads readers and advertisers to consistently choose RCR Wireless News over other industry publications. Follow us on Twitter @rcrwirelessnews, join our Linkedin Group, and like us on Facebook.

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2016 Editorial Calendar

IoT: Opportunities for Carriers and Vendors Managing mobile traffic to maximize QoE and performance Getting small cell networks right
NFV, SDN and Cloud: How deep and where? The future of Wi-Fi Case studies: outdoor DAS and small cells
VoLTE, VoWiFi: voice comes to the fore, again Scalability, ROI and the business case for small cells View from the top: Tower and antenna technology trends
Assuring the virtualized networks of the future Densification strategies: indoor or outdoor? Breaking down the 5G future
Testing the Internet of Things: Making IoT functional and secure Building tomorrow’s networks: best practices for deploying hetnets Securing mobility in the age of analytics
Mobile backhaul and fronthaul Connected Car: Connectivity and services – is the industry ready?

Meet RCR Wireless News

Qualcomm

Mobile is already the biggest technology platform in history, and 5G technology has the opportunity to expand it even further by transforming people, societies and industries. Much more than higher peak rates, Qualcomm envisions 5G as a way to enable new services, connect new industries and devices, and empower new user experiences. 5G networks will play a key part in creating the connectivity fabric for everything.20 Articles


Keith Mallinson

Keith Mallinson is a leading industry analyst, commercial consultant and testifying expert witness. Solving business problems in wireless and mobile communications, he founded consulting firm WiseHarbor in 2007.2 Articles


Adlane Fellah

Adlane Fellah, is managing director of WiFi360. Prior to founding the company, the only content marketing agency serving the Wi-Fi industry, Fellah was the founder of Maravedis, a leading analyst firm in the broadband wireless industry. He has authored various landmark reports on LTE, 4G, WiMAX, broadband wireless and voice over IP. He is regularly asked to speak at leading wireless events and to contribute to various influential portals and magazines such as Telephony Magazine, 4G & WiMAX Trends, Fierce Wireless and WiMAX.com, to name a few. Fellah has been a member of the program advisory board for the 4G World conference since 2004 and an active member of the World Communications Association International and the European Broadband Wireless Association. Prior to founding Maravedis, Fellah held various positions at Harris Corp. in charge of market intelligence and business development. Fellah is passionate about best practices of marketing and technology.4 Articles


CommScope

Greg Raleigh

Greg Raleigh is the Founder, CEO and Chairman of ItsOn. In his 30-year career, Greg has founded four successful companies. He conceived and proved the groundbreaking theory for multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) wireless transmission, a contribution that completely changed 100 years of thinking and led to dramatic data speed increases and connection reliability improvements in the field of radio communication. He invented and commercialized the MIMO signal processing architectures and algorithm approaches used today in all 4G chipsets and most Wi-Fi chipsets – including 4G LTE, 4G HSPA+, 4G Wi-Max, Wi-Fi 802.11n and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Most recently Greg co-invented and commercialized Smart Services, the world’s first highly customizable mobile network service technology. Greg holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from California Polytechnic University, an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.1 Articles


Jeff Mucci

CEO and Editorial Director
jmucci@rcrwireless.com
Jeff Mucci is CEO and Editorial Director of RCR Wireless News. He is also the Managing Partner, Arden Operating Company, owner of RCR Wireless News, which was acquired from Crain Communications in 2009, and Telecomcareers, a leading industry job board founded in 1999. Over the past 20 years Jeff has been involved in many facets of running day-to-day operations for telecom, wireless, commercial real estate and energy services companies. He has raised over $300 million of debt and equity for companies in which he has been involved. Previous roles include Chairman and CEO of ConnectSouth, a regional DSL company: President of a facilities based CLEC; SVP Sales and Marketing for Clearwire; and Director of a nationwide BLEC representing over 100 million square feet of commercial real estate, Contact Jeff by email jmucci@rcrwireless.com or by phone at 512 431 8912.97 Articles


Dan Meyer

Editor-in-Chief, Telecom Software, Policy, Wireless Carriers
dmeyer@rcrwireless.com
Dan Meyer started at RCR Wireless News in 1999 covering wireless carriers and wireless technologies. As editor-in-chief, Dan oversees editorial direction, reports on news from the wireless industry, including telecom software, policy and wireless carriers, and provides opinion stories on topics of concern to the market such as his popular Friday column “Worst of the Week.”4466 Articles


Sean Kinney

Managing Editor
skinney@rcrwireless.com
Sean Kinney focuses on multiple subject areas including DAS, small cells, cloud computing, 5G and Internet of Things vertical applications. Sean also hosts RCRtv's HetNet Happenings web show focused on physical infrastructure. Sean and wife Katherine live in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He studied journalism and literature at the University of Mississippi then spent six years based in Key West, Florida, working as a reporter for the Miami Herald Media Company.1033 Articles


Martha DeGrasse

Wireless Infrastructuremdegrasse@rcrwireless.com Martha DeGrasse has been creating content for RCR Wireless News since 2011. Recent feature reports include Building Tomorrow's Neworks, Outdoor DAS and Small Cell Case Studies, Wireless Infrastructure Service Company Review, and Investing in HetNets. (All of these can be found by clicking on Reports at the top of this page.) At RCR, Martha also developed the 5 Things to Know Today series and the Mobile Minute. Prior to joining RCR Wireless News, Martha produced business and technology news for CNN and Dow Jones in New York. Martha left Dow Jones to move to Austin, Texas, where she managed the online editorial group at Hoover’s Online before taking a number of years off to be at home when her children were young. Follow her on Twitter @mdegrasseRCR2168 Articles


Kelly Hill

Editor, Big Data, Analytics, Test & Measurement
khill@rcrwireless.com
Kelly Hill currently reports on network test and measurement, as well as the use of big data and analytics. She first covered the wireless industry for RCR Wireless News in 2005, focusing on carriers and mobile virtual network operators, then took a few years’ hiatus and returned to RCR Wireless News to write about heterogeneous networks and network infrastructure. Kelly is an Ohio native with a masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on science writing and multimedia. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian and The Canton Repository. Follow her on Twitter: @khillrcr1039 Articles


Editor, Americas
rprescott@rcrwireless.com
Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.490 Articles


Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy currently reports on Industrial IoT and 5g. He began working for RCR Wireless and Industrial IoT 5g in 2016 after writing on the consumer tech side of things with the Daily Dot. Phillip is the youngest of six boys and was raised by an Army soldier dad and German mom. He doesn’t have a hometown, but had the pleasure of growing up in a number of cities in the U.S. and Germany. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a degree in journalism, and currently resides in Austin. He has written for the Fort Lee Traveller, SportTechie.com, NewBay Media, and the Daily Dot. Follow him on Twitter: @Phillip_Tracy183 Articles


Juan Pedro Tomás

Contributing Writer, EMEA & APAC
jptomas@yahoo.com
I have a degree in International Relations and a master in Journalim. I have worked seven years for Business News Americas, covering telecoms and IT news in Latin American markets. I have also worked for Telecompaper as regional editor for Latin America and Asia Pacific. I have also contributed with US-based magazine Latin Trade as the publication's correspondent in Argentina and with UK-based political risk consultancy firm Exclusive Analysis, writing reports and providing political and economic information from certain Latin American markets. I am married and I have two kids.538 Articles


Monica Paolini

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless NewsFounder and President of Senza Filimonica.paolini@senzafiliconsulting.com Senza Fili provides expert advisory services on wireless data technologies and services.91 Articles


Jarad Matula

Content Marking and Demand Generation Specialist
jarad@rcrwireless.com
Jarad Matula is the Content Marking and Demand Generation Specialist at RCR Wireless News, TelecomCareers, and Towercrews.net. He is also responsible for the companies’ social media channels and writes a weekly news wrap-up on the tower industry, as well as occasional news stories and special event coverage, such as SxSW. A Texas native, Jarad has a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from the University of Texas and an MBA in Digital Media Management from St. Edward’s University. When he’s not working on wireless news, he’s also the associate editor for the music blog/music discovery app OurVinyl.tv.247 Articles


Lindsay Franklin

Director of Sales
lfranklin@rcrwireless.com
Lindsay has been orchestrating results-driven marketing campaigns in digital and print for her clients at the Austin Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, MAP America and KVUE TV. In 2011, she founded Walking Papers Media, which combined traveler’s maps with mobile tags for a “print to palm” destination experience where she discovered her passion for mobile technology.


Kyle Loda

Account Executiver
kloda@industrialiot5g.com
Kyle Loda is an account executive at RCR Wireless News and Industrial IoT 5G Insights and is focused on finding strategic partnerships throughout the industry. Prior to working with RCR Wireless News, Kyle worked with small businesses to implement content marketing, in his spare time he also coached the men's lacrosse team at the University of Texas for four years. He relocated to Austin in 2009 after receiving his BBA in Management and Marketing from St. Andrews University.


Callie Myers

Digital Client Services Manager
cmyers@rcrwireless.com
Callie Myers is the Digital Client Services Manager at RCR Wireless News. Her responsibilities include managing the client program lifecycle, stat reporting, digital ad creation, email marketing, program status tracking, and contributing to overall company marketing strategies. Prior to working at RCR Wireless News, Callie worked in the real estate marketing industry, where she was involved in fundraising for Austin charities and nonprofits. Callie received her BBA in Marketing and Management from Texas Tech University in May of 2013.


Kyle Welch

Vice President and General Manager
kwelch@rcrwireless.com
Kyle Welch has been working at RCR Wireless News since 2013 as General Manager. In 2015, Kyle took on role of Vice President and oversees all day to day operations, marketing, sales and client services. Prior to joining the team he has worked in analytics, project management and marketing for tech companies and marketing agencies. Kyle has an MBA from St. Edward’s University and a bachelor’s from SUNY Purchase.36 Articles


Claudia Bacco

Contributing Writer
cbacco@rcrwireless.com
Originally from Boston, now living in Munich, Germany, Claudia Bacco has a wealth of corporate marketing, branding and positioning experience within technology companies such as Nokia Networks, Juniper Networks, Verizon and AGT International. Claudia has also worked as a consultant advising organizations on their strategic messaging and positioning needs. As a former industry analyst, she worked with startups being a member of their advisory boards during their funding and market launch activities.236 Articles


Victor Agreda

Coders show host
Victor has worked in film and video, education and technology. He has spent the last 9 years writing about software at DownloadSquad and Apple at The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) for AOL. He has spoken at SXSW, 360intersect and AltConf, and has produced hundreds of hours of video reporting on the tech space. He's also the host of live videogaming on Twitch under the name AngryDadGamer.23 Articles


Iain Gillott

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Founder and President - IGR Research
Iain Gillott is an acknowledged wireless and mobile industry authority and an accomplished presenter. Gillott has been involved in the wireless industry, as both a vendor and analyst, for more than 20 years. IGR was founded in 2000 as iGillottResearch in order to provide in-depth market analysis and data focused exclusively on the wireless and mobile industry. Before founding iGR, Gillott was a Group VP in IDC’s Telecommunications practice, managing IDC’s worldwide research on wireless and mobile communications and Internet access, telecom brands, residential and small business telecommunications and telecom billing services. Prior to joining IDC, Gillott was in various technical roles and a proposal manager at EDS (now Hewlett-Packard), responsible for preparing new business proposals to wireless and mobile operators.34 Articles


Jeff Hawn

Contributing Writer
jhawn@rcrwireless.com
Jeff Hawn was born in 1991 and represents the “millennial generation,” the people who have spent their entire lives wired and wireless. His adult life has revolved around cellphones, the Internet, video chat and Google. Hawn has a degree in international relations from American University, and has lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Russia. He represents the most valuable, but most discerning, market for wireless companies: the people who have never lived without their products, but are fickle and flighty in their loyalty to one company or product. He’ll be sharing his views – and to a certain extent the views of his generation – with RCR Wireless News readers, hoping to bridge the generational divide and let the decision makers know what’s on the mind of this demographic.224 Articles


Jim Patterson

Contributor - RCR Wireless News
CEO of Patterson Advisory Group
jim@pattersonadvice.com
Jim Patterson is CEO of Patterson Advisory Group, a tactical consulting and advisory services firm dedicated to the telecommunications industry. Previously, he was EVP – Business Development for Infotel Broadband Services Ltd., the 4G service provider for Reliance Industries Ltd. Patterson also co-founded Mobile Symmetry, an identity-focused applications platform for wireless broadband carriers that was acquired by Infotel in 2011. Prior to Mobile Symmetry, Patterson was President – Wholesale Services for Sprint and has a career that spans over twenty years in telecom and technology. Patterson welcomes your comments at jim@pattersonadvice.com and you can follow him on Twitter @pattersonadvice.80 Articles


Joey Jackson

Contributor
jjackson@rcrwireless.com
Joey Jackson is an editor and production manager at RCRWireless.com and RCRtv based in Austin, Texas. Before coming to RCR, Joey was a multimedia journalist for multiple TV news affiliates around the country. He is in charge of custom video production as well as the production of the "Digs," "Gigs," "How it works" and "Tower Stories" segments for RCRtv. He also writes daily about the latest developments in telecom and ICT news. An Oregon native, Joey graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism and communications. He enjoys telling the stories of the people and companies that are shaping the landscape of the mobile world. Follow him on Twitter at @duck_jackson.290 Articles


Claus Hetting

Host of Wi-Fi Now and contributor
CEO of Hetting Consulting
Claus has worked in the mobile industry for close to 20 years as a consultant, analyst, and solution architect. Claus has had the great good fortune to work for Nokia Networks for 8 years all over the world - which has taught me all about the mobile industry from the inside. After that he worked as an independent consultant supporting vendors, service providers, banks, industry organizations, and research houses working within the mobile and broader telecoms/IT industries. For the past couple of years Claus has been focusing on all forms of public Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offload. He believes public Wi-Fi in all its forms is on the verge of a big breakthrough. Claus's current mission is to support service providers and technology vendors in profiting from all of this. His personal mission is to create the right business environment and community allowing everyone in the industry to benefit from this big shift from traditional mobile to Wi-Fi.


Tracy Ford

Former Associate Publisher and Executive Editor, RCR Wireless News
Currently HetNet Forum Director
703-535-7459 tracy.ford@pcia.com
Ford has spent more than two decades covering the rapidly changing wireless industry, tracking its changes as it grew from a voice-centric marketplace to the dynamic data-intensive industry it is today. She started her technology journalism career at RCR Wireless News, and has held a number of titles there, including associate publisher and executive editor. She is a winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Silver Award, for both trade show and government coverage. A graduate of the Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Ford holds a B.S. degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on public relations.827 Articles


Jeff Kagan

Wireless Analyst and consultant Jeff Kagan is an RCR Wireless News columnist and author. Kagan shares his colorful perspectives and opinions on the companies and technologies that are transforming the industry he has followed for more than 25 years. As an industry analyst Kagan follows wireless, wire line telecom, Internet, cable TV, IPTV, Cloud, Mobile Pay, FinTech, Cognitive, AI, Smart cities, Smart homes and communications technology. Email him at jeff@jeffKAGAN.com. Web site www.jeffkagan.com. Follow him at Twitter @jeffkagan86 Articles


Berge Ayvazian

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Senior Analyst, Wireless 20/20
Berge Ayvazian, now a principal consultant, joined Wireless 20/20 as a Senior Analyst in 2009, following more than 20 years as a senior telecom industry analyst and strategy consultant with Yankee Group, where he served as CEO and co-chairman of the 4G World and Mobile Internet World conference programs. Ayvazian is now conducting 4G Network and Mobile Internet research on the convergence of broadband and mobility and the evolving business strategies of mobile service providers and their technology vendors. He leads an integrated 4G/LTE practice to help operators and their vendors to develop their 4G technology roadmaps and build a complete mobile Internet business case leveraging the Wireless 20/20 WiROI™ 4G Business Case Analysis Tools. He has used these tools to develop operator 4G network business cases, and address the most challenging modeling problems associated with Wi-Fi Offload, Small Cell deployments and 4G networks to serve venues such as stadiums, airports and train stations.2 Articles


David Pringle

A highly experienced and accomplished business and technology journalist, David Pringle runs Pringle Media, which provides analytical, writing and editing services to organizations in the telecoms, media and technology sectors. A regular moderator of panel discussions at major industry conferences, David has worked on Mobile World Live television at the past six editions of the Mobile World Congress. Based in London, David also serves as an associate director at research and advisory firm STL Partners. Prior to founding Pringle Media in 2009, David worked at the GSMA, providing media relations support to the CEO, chairman and other senior executives in the mobile industry. Between 2000 and 2005, David was the European technology and telecommunications correspondent for The Wall Street Journal covering Vodafone, Nokia, Ericsson, British Telecom and other major multinationals. He has also served as deputy editor of Information Strategy, a pan-European title owned by The Economist Group.20 Articles


Kevin Taylor

Contributing Editor
kevin.taylor@robertsontaylorpr.com
Kevin is long-standing writer and communications consultant in the mobile and telecoms industry. He has provided strategic advice or editorial support to a host of start-up or small businesses as well as many of the industry’s biggest names including Alcatel-Lucent, AsiaInfo, BT, Ericsson, the GSMA, ip.access, Motorola, Telefonica, Small Cell Forum, and Verizon Wireless. He is a former President of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations, leads his own PR consultancy, and also runs a network of independent business and marketing consultants called Standing Tall.6 Articles


Simon Fletcher

Contributor
Chief Technology Officer MEng MBA
Simon spent the past 20 years working in the design and development of technical telecoms infrastructure. Beginning his career in technology demonstrators at Racal Radar Defence Systems, he moved to Telecoms Modus in 1999 to play a key role in the development of 3G products and in 2006 he established a core architecture team that helped develop the first-generation of technology for 4G systems culminating in a Steering Board position in the LTE SAE Trials Initiative (LSTI), a global forum with a mission to assure the early adoption of LTE. His long standing association with the UK innovation eco-system as a director of mVCE and the Innovate-UK ICT-KTN brings a wealth of knowledge on the application of strategic research through open innovation to accelerate product and services delivery. Simon joined Real Wireless in January 2016 as Chief Technology Officer, taking overall technical responsibility across the company. He is a regular speaker at industry events and currently acting as chairman of the Cambridge Wireless Future of Wireless Conference Organising Committee and Small Cell SIG Champion.1 Articles


Marlène Sellebråten

Lead Contributor Industrial IoT 5G An experienced business and technology journalist with an analyst background, Marlène runs Close to Market, which provides editorial and analysis services to organisations in the telecoms and mobile innovation space. Marlène has worked at leading tech publications including Mobile World Live, Sweden’s leading publications on B2C and B2B mobile Mobil and Mobilbusiness as well as for Communications World International (now Totaltelecom). She started our her carrier in telecoms as a research analyst at Gartner and has since then worked for a number of leading analyst firms, including VisionMobile. She is a judge at leading industry awards, among which the GSMA Glomo Awards and the EIT Digital Idea Challenge IOT. Marlène is based in Stockholm, Sweden.34 Articles


Greg Collins

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Founder and Principal Analyst of Exact Ventures
Greg Collins founded Exact Ventures in 2011, in order to provide market intelligence with greater depth and context than traditional, static pillars of market data. He is a Technology analyst and strategist with extensive experience in creating innovative, highly analytical and enduring market segmentation and research practices in technical networking, telecommunications, and wireless markets. He was an industry analyst with Dell’Oro Group from 1998 to 2011 during which time he created and/or managed approximately half of the company’s research programs. Greg is a frequent speaker at industry events worldwide, contributes articles to various industry publications, and is often quoted in leading trade and business publications. He has a BS in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis.2 Articles


Contributing Writer
6 Articles


Liz Kerton, Managing Director, Kerton Group; Executive Director, Autotech Council

Managing Director, Kerton Group;
Executive Director, Autotech Council
Managing Director, Kerton Group;Executive Director, Autotech Council An industry expert in wireless products, applications and markets, Liz Kerton and The Kerton Group cover the entire spectrum of wireless data– from wireless Internet, 2.5G and 3G cellular, broadband wireless, WLAN/Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to networks infrastructure, devices, chipsets, and user interface.1 Articles



Chris Lewis

Chris is a highly regarded and experienced Telecoms Industry Analyst covering the depth and breadth, demand and supply of the ICT sector on a global basis for 30 years. In addition to his commentary on the industry, Chris is a frequent public speaker at industry and client events around the world. With a reputation for honest, sometimes irreverent, insight built on unparalleled understanding of industry evolution and dynamics, Chris is proud of long term key stakeholder relationships developed around the world with leading players. He has accumulated a vast network of contacts in the analyst and consulting communities from tenures at IDC, Logica, Yankee Group and Ovum. Managing Director
Chris Lewis Insight
chris@lewisinsight.com
Chris also sits on several Boards in the Visually Impaired charity sector. Having been registered blind for over 30 years, he now brings his technology knowledge to help the RNIB and Vision 2020 leverage telecoms and communications technology for the blind and partially sighted community.1 Articles


Reality Check

Subject to editorial review and copy edit, RCR Wireless News accepts bylined thought leadership articles, up to 1000 words, from industry executives. Submitted articles become property of RCR Wireless News. Submit articles to engageRCR@rcrwireless.com with "Reality Check" in subject line.166 Articles


H. Christine Richards

H. Christine Richards is a researcher whose expertise includes the use of advanced technologies in the energy, water and transportation industries. Ms. Richards is currently the research director for Zpryme, based in Austin, Texas, and adjunct faculty with the University of Denver. Prior to these roles Ms. Richards worked at Energy Central as research director for the Utility Analytics Institute, and editor-in-chief of Intelligent Utility magazine. She also served as the lead analyst for the intelligent grid practice at IDC Energy Insights.


Tom Doiron

Contributing Analyst
Principal Analyst, Intelligent Networking practice, ACG Research
Tim Doiron is Principal Analyst, Intelligent Networking practice, at ACG Research. Doiron’s work is focused on network innovations and transformations in the areas of packet optical transport, data center inter-connect (DCI), transport/multi-layer SDN, and fixed-line network function virtualization (NFV). Prior to joining ACG Research, Doiron was Vice President, Product Management at Coriant. Doiron has more than 25 years of telecommunications industry experience. In addition to previous General Manager, product planning and product management posts at Tellabs, Doiron has held a variety of leadership positions in software development, product management, business development and marketing at ARRIS, Cadant, Ericsson and Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems. Doiron began his career working on fighter jets as an engineer in the avionics labs at McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Business Administration from Webster University. Doiron also holds seven patents and is a member of IEEE, OSA and the Business Marketing Association (BMA). Tim is also an active member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at Southern Illinois University.1 Articles


Informa Telecoms & Media

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
Ovum & Informa Telecoms & Media
http://www.ovum.com/
In May 2014, Informa Telecoms & Media Research and Ovum merged to create a single, market leading research and advisory business focused on converging IT, telecoms and media markets. We create business advantage for our customers by providing actionable insight to support their business-critical decisions.1 Articles


Derek Kerton

Derek Kerton, principal analyst and head of our strategy practice, has 16 years experience in alliances, business development, management, strategy and implementation across software, infrastructure, applications and content for consumer and enterprise users. This distinguished experience combined with a Cornell MBA and profound knowledge of the market, and his relationships with key players in the telecom space have proven to be a valuable tool to many of his clients. With internationally recognized expertise in relating communications technology to real business, Kerton is equipped to assist any telecommunications organization toward their strategic goals.9 Articles


Reader Forum

Submit Reader Forum articles to engageRCR@rcrwireless.com. Articles submitted to RCR Wireless News become property of RCR Wireless News and will be subject to editorial review and copy edit. Posting of submitted Reader Forum articles shall be at RCR Wireless News sole discretion.263 Articles


Mary Ann Azevedo

Mary Ann Azevedo is an award-winning journalist based in Austin, Texas. She has covered business and technology issues for Silicon Valley Business Journal, San Francisco Business Times, The Network, Venture Capital Journal and the Houston Business Journal.37 Articles


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Wireless 2020

Wireless 20/20 is an independent market research and consulting company focused solely on the emerging broadband wireless market. Our principals have been engaged in the wireless industry since its inception and have gained a thorough understanding of the technical, business and product issues surrounding the development of broadband wireless devices, equipment, networks, and services.2 Articles


Limor Schafman

Limor is a longtime observer and participant of The Convergence – the coming together of digital and real worlds, myriad technologies, and diverse industries which were formerly in different silos, to create more robust, rich, engaging experiences. As a marketing strategist and business development executive, Limor focuses on working with companies that have innovative, interactive technologies and tools in digital media, mobile, wireless, games, software services and hardware products. Limor began her career as an international corporate attorney, working in Paris France. With an eye always to what’s new, she is co-founder and past president of the IPv6 Forum for Israel; past president of the World Future Society D.C. Chapter; founder and chief instigator of the Games Gateway Serious Games Meetup (Washington DC); and co-founder of DC Games, and outdoor games festival. She has spoken and moderated panels at CES, CTIA, DCIA’s P2P conference and many others. Limor is Show Host of “U2U Connect” on RCR Wireless TV, which focuses on the Internet of Things and Wearable technologies. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.1 Articles


Ray Mota

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
CEO & Principal Analyst of ACG Research
rmota@acgcc.com
Dr. Ray Mota brings a talent for complex technical and critical thinking and provides strategic direction, sharp analysis, and expert advice on networking issues, specializing in design, implementation, and troubleshooting. Prior to founding ACG Research Dr. Mota worked for Aberdeen Group, ManageAll, Micros-To-Mainframes, Advanced Technology Group, Eastman Kodak and the IRS. As a CTO, he designed, implemented and supported complex trading floor systems and large WAN Frame Relay and ATM networks. He also provided training on Sniffer, HP Advisor protocol analysis tools, and MPLS architectures. Ray has also developed cloud applications and has a software patent attributed to him. Routinely called upon to speak as a guest lecturer throughout the country, Ray is recognized as an expert in topics relating to networks, managed services, cloud computing, operational efficiency, and business modeling. He has been the keynote speaker for the top cloud, channel, Wall Street, telecom event around the world.1 Articles


Matt McGinnis

For more than 20 years I have used storytelling to bring brands to life in compelling marketing and communications campaigns, product launches and corporate brand building for clients globally. I have a deep appreciation for how persuasive narratives can have a positive business impact by inspiring people to take action. I put that to work in multifaceted marketing and communications programs including message development, corporate positioning, communications counsel, content development, presentation development, media relations activities, social media, industry analyst relations, event coordination and direct to customer communications.


Carina Goncalves

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
research analyst at Frost & Sullivan
carina.goncalves@frost.com
Carina Goncalves began her professional path within GMattos, a consulting company specializing in the electronic commerce industry. She then acquired further experience in the telecommunications sector working for Axoon Telecom in different areas such as strategic analysis, product development and marketing (her area of specialization). Since August 2013, Goncalves has been a research analyst at Frost & Sullivan´s Telecom practice in Latin America.2 Articles


Matt Kapko

Former Feature writer for RCR Wireless News
Currently writing for CIO
http://www.CIO.com/
Matt Kapko specializes in the convergence of social media, mobility, digital marketing and technology. As a senior writer at CIO.com, Matt covers social media and enterprise collaboration. Matt is a former editor and reporter for ClickZ, RCR Wireless News, paidContent and mocoNews, iMedia Connection, Bay City News Service, the Half Moon Bay Review, and several other Web and print publications. Matt lives in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He enjoys traveling and hitting the road with his wife, going to shows, rooting for the 49ers, gardening and reading.594 Articles


Gina Sanchez

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
ICT Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan<Bogota, Columbia
7 years experience in the Latin American Information and Communication Technologies Industry covering broad range of sectors, leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives. Particular focus on Telecom services including: -Mobile Services -Broadband Internet access markets -Fixed Telephony -Pay TV services -Data communications markets4 Articles


Viavi Solutions

Viavi helps ensure top performance in virtually every major network—from the NOC to field technicians—and over 100,000 data centers worldwide, from deployment and installation to monitoring and optimization.15 Articles


Sara Zaske

Contributor, Europe
szaske@rcrwireless.com
Sara Zaske covers European carrier news for RCR Wireless News from Berlin, Germany. She has more than ten years experience in communications. Prior to moving to Germany, she worked as the communications director for the Oregon State University Foundation. She is also a former reporter with the San Francisco Examiner and Independent, where she covered development, transportation and other issues in the City of San Francisco and San Mateo County. Follow her on Twitter @szaske141 Articles


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Altantic-ACM

Analyst Angle Contributor to RCR Wireless News
www.atlantic-acm.com
For more than two decades, ATLANTIC-ACM has delivered strategic consulting and research services to leading business owners, operators and investors around the world. ATLANTIC-ACM delivers quantitative and qualitative research that provides executives with clear, accurate and actionable strategies for tapping new revenue streams, shoring up existing customer bases, penetrating new markets and navigating changes in market dynamics. Our work incorporates supply-side development strategies, operational evaluation and refinement to increase margins and downstream channel management including brand management, niche and mass market penetration to increase revenues. From market sizing, forecasting and segmentation to customer satisfaction measurement and competitive benchmarking, ATLANTIC-ACM’s information solutions provide key insight into the entire value chain.9 Articles


Chris Hare

IoT Innovation show host
Chris Hare heads The nTeTe Group and was previously the Head of Technology Incubation and Head of Sourcing (PBUC) at Sony Ericsson with an annual component spend of $8.5B and has more than 25 years of global experience delivering wireless/mobile technology. He has started and led multiple wireless companies, received an IBM Innovation Award and is an advisor to, board member of, and investor in several mobile businesses. Chris is a Companion and Chartered Manager of the Chartered Management Institute (UK), Member of the Advisory Committee of the Congressional Internet Caucus (US), Member of the IEEE (US), founding executive team member of the British American Business Council (Triangle Region NC) and Board member of NCTA (North Carolina Technology Association). He is also regular speaker/panel moderator at wireless industry and leadership events worldwide.16 Articles


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Chelsea Collier

Smart City Contributor Through her consulting firm, Intercambio, Chelsea creates partnerships and encourages engagement in the areas of entrepreneurship, economic development, technology policy and social+civic good. As a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, Chelsea is studying Smart Cities in the U.S. and China, comparing best practices and highlighting policies that promote investment and innovation. Her work is showcased on Digi.City. She is active in several start-ups and is Co-Founder of Wake Up a professional and personal development workshop series; Co-Founder of Impact Hub Austin, shared workspace, events and programming connecting the Austin community to a global movement for good; and Co-Founder of Mable, affordable, modular furniture produced from sustainable materials and manufactured in the USA. She is active in several organizations that encourage economic solutions to global challenges including St. Edward’s University’s Dean’s Advisory & Development Council for The Bill Munday School of Business, The Seton 50, the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, UnltdUSA and Food + City. She is a Leadership Austin graduate (2010), a BPE Ascendant Award recipient (2013), and Austin Under 40 Award recipient in Science & Technology (2015). Previously she served as: Executive Director of Texans for Economic Progress (a statewide technology coalition); was the Founding Director for RISE (an annual Austin-based entrepreneurs conference), Marketing Director at MPOWER Labs (a mission-focused fintech start-up) and served in the Governor’s Office in Economic Development. Chelsea has masters and bachelor degrees in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin.1 Articles