Independent wireless experts Real Wireless has recruited Simon Fletcher as chief technology officer. Simon joins Real Wireless from NEC Telecom Modus. The appointment comes as two new recruits also join the business. Dr. Raymond Kwan joins the company’s technology practice from Cisco (Ubiquisys), and John Stephens joins the deployment and lifecycle practice, drawing on his background in wireless system rollouts and planning at CommScope and Bluwan.
As CTO, Simon will take overall technical responsibility across the company as a part of the management team. Recognised as 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, Simon brings an enviable network of contacts to Real Wireless alongside a proven ability to lead teams in delivering technical projects whilst identifying and meeting new strategic goals for the wider business. 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 stratetgic research through open innovation to accelerate product and services delivery. In recent times his focus has been on future cities, the application of 5G and IoT in industry verticals with an event horizon towards 2030.
“Simon is a talented and knowledgeable professional and a perfect fit for the company,” said Real Wireless CEO Mark Keenan. “In addition to assuming technical responsibility across the company, he will join as a member of Real Wireless’s newly strengthened management team. Here his leadership skills, detailed knowledge of sustainability strategy, and emerging technology insights will come together to help further build on the strength of the business, identify new potential value areas, and drive forward future growth.”
Simon Fletcher commented: “It’s a great time to be joining Real Wireless as demand for wireless products and services continues to see massive growth with 4G rollout, 5G development and the Internet of Things to mention but a few areas. Real Wireless have a great history of adding value to all parts of the eco system for the wireless industry and end users and I look forward to helping the company achieve its growth ambitions whilst building relationships with all of our existing and new customers.”