Phil began his training in Communications Engineering at the College of Royal Signals in Harrogate, N.Yorks, England. Phil then served 11 years across the globe culminating in 1991, during which he was a in charge of a Ptarmigan Trunk Node communications installation.
In 1992 Phil joined AT&T - a company heavily involved in the roll out of the Mannesmann D2 GSM network - his remit being commissioning and surveying point-to-point radio links. Phil then went on to support pan-European multi RAT deployments in Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Russia and Ukraine with multiple vendors amongst them including Motorola, EPlus, MIRS, Ericsson, ZTE and Huawei.
At Motorola and more recently Vodafone Germany, Phil has been involved in New Radio Technology architecture. At Motorola, Phil joined the team developing the Moto LTE scheduler and integrated its Wi4 WiMAX product. During his tenure with Vodafone, he designed the SuperSignal UMTS Femto-cell product E2E architecture, enabling Vodafone to increase its radio coverage across Germany.
In 2015, Phil developed the small cell transmission design on behalf of Arqiva for O2 Telefonica and EE, who utilized the network architecture in their trial prototypes for 4G and 3G offload services.
Phil is married and lives in Hockley, Essex with his wife and two boys.