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Leo is the group CTO responsible for technology strategy for Imagine Communications Group . He has 31 years of experience in the software industry with the last 20 concentrating on Telecoms. He has overseen the design, development and deployment of Voice and fixed broadband networks since their inception and crosses most technologies. He has served as CTO of Coolwave, Aersoft, Voxpilot, Netsourse ASA and Strategic Systems International where he was also chief software architect. Previous to that he held senior technical roles within Digital Equipment Corporation.
Imagine Group is a strategic investor and have operated wireless broadband and fixed networks since 2002. They have recently acquired 3.6GHz spectrum in the Irish auction and are rolling-out TD LTE-A technologies optimised as a purely fixed access network to deliver broadband connectivity across rural Ireland. Imagine’s WTTx strategy of using TD LTE-A to connect high performance CPE to fiber backhaul is proving to be faster to deploy with significantly lower cost compared to fiber access solutions in these rural areas. WTTx is emerging as a key strategic alternative to FTTx accelerating the delivery of 100% high speed broadband availability.