By Jim O’Leary, Cisco Service Provider Mobility Solutions Marketing Manager
The leaves have turned color and are falling quickly here in New England, the days are getting shorter, and the end of 2011 is fast approaching. But one shining light that occurred last week at LTE North America in Dallas, Texas was Cisco Systems’ Consulting Engineer Aeneas Dodd-Noble receiving the LTE North America Award for Individual Contribution to LTE Development. This industry recognition was a great acknowledgment of Aeneas’ dedication to working with Verizon Wireless on their LTE network development and deployment. Aeneas noted that it is really recognition of his team and Cisco’s investment in our people, ingenuity, and leadership on intelligent LTE solutions.
Aeneas talks about LTE deployment at Verizon Wireless in the following video:
“A little over 3 years ago Aeneas started collaborating with us on the architecture and definition of our 4G LTE network. He has played an important part in achieving our launch date and objectives. He always works collaboratively with all of the interested parties in VZ and our other infrastructure partners. Since our launch in September of 2010, Aeneas has moved on to helping us define more services/features for our LTE network. Congratulations and thank you for your critical technical leadership, Aeneas”
Phil Ritter, Director Network Planning, Wireless Data Core Planning, Verizon
Today mobile operators are moving to all-IP LTE architectures in order to cost-effectively meet consumer demand for advanced voice, video, and messaging services. LTE migrations are complex and challenging. The need for a transformational partner to work with on network migration is critical. As seen by this award, Cisco has the people and architectures that can help transform our mobile operator partners to these new LTE architectures.
To echo Phil Ritter of Verizon Wireless, the entire Cisco team would like to congratulate and thank Aeneas for his critical technical leadership and for moving LTE forward.