MLL Telecom bolsters Public Sector Team with the appointment of Professor Rob Gardiner

Mobile and 5G Consultant brings over 50 years’ experience and expertise in telecoms industry to the role

MLL Telecom today announced that Professor Rob Gardiner has joined MLL Telecom’s Public Sector team as Mobile and 5G Consultant. Working alongside Neil Woolerton, Client Management Director at MLL Telecom, Professor Gardiner will be central to the development and deployment of MLL products and services within emerging technologies, centred around 5G and the Internet of Things.

A pioneer in the Telecommunications sector, Professor Gardiner joins MLL Telecom with a career spanning over 50 years. Initially working for the Royal Navy, and on classified Spread Spectrum technologies and advanced SONAR systems within the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment (AUWE) department of the UK’s Ministry of Defence, he also worked for Marconi Space & Defence Systems in the mid 1970’s where he focused on Research and Development, and Test and Commissioning. Over the past 34 years Professor Gardiner has worked within the Cellular Systems industry –  he was a Consultant Engineer for Ericsson in Saudi Arabia on a 1G project and was invited back to the UK to join a ‘Start Up’ company – Vodafone. Since then, he has held numerous senior management, engineering and training roles in companies including Cable and Wireless, Nortel, Ericsson, Orange, T-Mobile and BT.

“In the highly competitive telecoms industry the backbone of any successful organisation is its ability to attract talent with the very best credentials and experience,” explained Neil Woolerton, Client Management Director at MLL Telecom. “Our appointment of Professor Gardiner to the role of Mobile and 5G Consultant certainly addresses this need. His unprecedented wealth of insight, expertise and experience will be key to helping MLL Telecom develop, offer and deploy the very best 5G products and services to our Public Sector customers. We’re thrilled that Professor Gardiner will be joining the team.”

Professor Gardiner is a Professor of Mobile and Wireless Systems at the University of Suffolk, a Certified Professional Engineer and a Fellow of several professional institutions. He has lectured at numerous Colleges and Universities delivering BSc and MSc programmes in Wireless Systems Engineering. Professor Gardiner was the MD of a telecoms company that in 1994 worked with BT, Nortel and Orange to design the Telecommunications Modern Apprenticeship Scheme (TEMAS) programme.

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