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Professor Andy Sutton, MSc, CEng, FIET, FITP, FBCS

Professor Andy SuttonProfessor Andy Sutton is BT’s Principal Network Architect with responsibilities for 5G end to end network architecture, RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy has over 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry, mainly in radio access, transmission and transport network strategy, architecture and design. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN architectures and protocols, RAN dimensioning and QoS, mobile backhaul, microwave and millimetre wave radio systems along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks.

During his career Andy has worked for Mercury Communications Ltd, Orange, France Telecom Group, H3G and EE.

Andy holds a MSc in mobile communications and is a Visiting Professor with the Department of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford, additionally he is a research mentor at the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey.

Andy is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals and Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Andy contributes to International  telecommunications standardisation activities and several industry forums. Andy has an extensive list of publications and is co-author of three books: