Sponsor profile

With offices in Munich, Germany and Swindon, UK, Node-H is a specialist software company focused on the small cell and femtocell market. The team consists of experts with many years of experience in LTE, UMTS and GSM software development.

Node-H enjoys a reputation as the expert in standards-based small cells, capable of interworking with the widest variety of infrastructure from other vendors, including many Tier 1 network equipment vendors. Node-H works closely with key semiconductor vendors and OEMs and ODMs, along with H(e)MS and H(e)NBGW vendors to ensure that the full end-to-end system provides a high-quality experience for end-users and operators alike.

Speaker profile

Paul BrucePaul Bruce, Director of Business Development

Paul Bruce joined Node-H as a consultant in 2015 after ten years leading BT’s Wireless Research group. Recent years were spent deeply engaged in large-scale femtocell deployment.

Previous senior roles have included Head of Product Management for Motorola’s Global 2G/3G-infrastructure division, Director, Business Development for the technology research arm of the BBC, and a senior member of a software-defined radio start-up. Prior to this Paul worked in engineering roles for Tellabs, Digital Equipment Corporation and Metier Management Systems.

Spanning both business and technology, Paul holds an MBA, awarded with distinction from Warwick University following a BSc (Hons) in Electronic Engineering and Physics at Loughborough University. Paul is a Fellow of the IET and also a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds Business School.



Presentation details

Dual-Mode Small Cells

Mike Cronin, CEO
Monday 12:20


Paul Bruce, Director of Business Development
Tuesday 12:40

Femtocell Management

Paul Bruce, Director of Business Development
Wednesday 12:30

Speaker profile

Mike CroninMike Cronin, CEO

Mike Cronin has many years of experience in software, hardware, telecoms and test. He co-founded Node-H to build upon many years of experience at Optimay where he was Vice President for Product Development. Optimay developed wireless handset software from the early days of GSM up to UMTS.

At Optimay Mike helped to grow the engineering team from 10 people to over 70 when Optimay was acquired by Lucent Microelectronics in 1998. The Optimay software was renowned for robustness and was used by major manufacturers during the hectic ramp up of the wireless handset market.

Lucent spun out its microelectronics division as Agere Systems, which went on to supply GSM, GPRS, EDGE and UMTS chipsets to the leading handset makers, achieving up to 10% of world market share. Prior to Optimay Mike worked at Hewlett-Packard developing telecommunications test hardware and software.



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