Doug's strengths are in planning, deploying and operating wireless networks, and researching air interface technologies. Recent accomplishments include evaluating a new satellite air interface technology, drafting regulatory responses to the FCC, developing system requirements for a new wireless entrant, and assessing wireless incumbent coverage and capacity for a major US market.
At Sprint Nextel, he was Director of Next Generation Access Technologies, leading the RAN technology selection for Sprint's 2.5 GHz band through the full cycle of RFIs, RFPs, and vendor contracts. The selection process encompassed six technologies and eight major infrastructure vendors. He directed Nextel's technology trial and network operations for a large-scale OFDMA trial in Raleigh, NC, including management of vendor's performance in network operations center (NOC) support, fault and performance management, traffic engineering, maintenance and system testing.
Prior to Raleigh, Doug directed Nextel's iDEN base station hardware and software development program with Motorola, delivering capacity and operability improvements through five formal system releases.
In the early days of Nextel, Doug designed, deployed and launched the first iDEN systems in California, and directed the radio frequency (RF) engineering department for Nextel's Houston, San Antonio and Austin markets. Following a move to Nextel's corporate headquarters, Doug developed and standardized national guidelines for RF design, optimization and capacity planning.
Doug received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia.