Dr A Sathyendran
AnS Consulting Ltd
Dr A Sathyendran is a Senior Telecommunication Specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the areas of wireless technology, spectrum management and regulation in New Zealand. After a 17-year career at Vodafone New Zealand, he has been an independent consultant for the last five years.
At Vodafone, he held a number of roles in the areas of technology strategy, spectrum management, regulation and corporate strategy. He contributed to technology strategies and roadmaps which played a vital role in the introduction of technologies such as GPRS and 3G. He led and managed a number of regulatory and spectrum consultations which paved the way for the deployment of 3G and 4G networks, mobile co-location, copper unbundling and fibre rollout.
As an independent consultant he has been advising clients on business case development, investment options, technology roadmap development, spectrum regulation and auctions, spectrum pricing, licensing and compliance, and regulatory reforms. Client base includes mobile operator, lawyers, telecommunication infrastructure owners, consultancy firms, power companies and private citizens.
Wednesday 1 May: 2.30pm-3.00pm
Harnessing wireless technologies to transform industries: lessons from the past
Currently, wireless technologies offer unprecedented opportunities to transform industries like no other time in history. Smart cities, driverless cars, drone delivery, automated utilities and connected farms are some examples of this. Various industries are already starting to make these technology choices, from a plethora of options, all promising many benefits. An example of this is the technologies available in the IoT industry: SigFox vs LoRa vs NB-IoT vs LTE-M. However, making these technology choices and investments are not without their challenges. Wrong choices could be costly and set the industries back many years. Within New Zealand, these choices are further complicated by the use of technologies from North American, European and Asian technologies that have different frequency and compliance requirements.
Lessons from the past could help the current industries to make these difficult technology choices. This presentation considers learnings from some of the well-known technology battles: GSM vs CDMA in telecommunication, VHS vs Beta in broadcasting.