Founder, COO at A5G Networks, Inc.
I am a result-oriented technology executive with extensive leadership and management experience in wireless, wire line and cable industries. Proven track record in establishing global operations, building and leading high-performance, geographically distributed teams and managing the products from conceptualization stage to evolving products to market leadership. I built an open, transparent and innovative culture and motivated people to excel. I have lead product and solution architecture and align the product with the latest technology and trends. I have been driving cloud native transformation for the product as an influencer and thought leader. I drive vision, strategy and Innovation to achieve business goals. I am customer focused with significant business development experience.
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Nov 2020 - Present
A5G Networks, Inc.
Founder, CTO and COO
There are few interesting telecom disruption waves such as legacy voice, data to IMS/VoLTE, packet core, traditional RAN to OpenRAN and now the most recent one is the cloud native transformation of the telecom infrastructure, edge and 5G. I led the softswitch transition with SS7 at Lucent, legacy voice, data to VoLTE and packet core transition at Starent, founded Parallel Wireless and grew it to be a leader in All G OpenRAN. To continue on the telecom disruption path, I have decided to start a new venture. I really enjoyed building and growing the team at Parallel Wireless and made many great friends. While I am going to miss the team, I am thrilled about my new journey with A5G Networks. Looking forward to working with the best minds in the industry and drive the 5G disruption.
Jul 2020 - Present
Tie Charter Member
May 2012 - Nov 2020
Parallel Wireless, Inc.
Founder, Chief Product Officer
Parallel Wireless is making 2G, 3G, LTE and 5G networks as easy to build as Wi-Fi networks. Whether macro, metro, small cell, public safety or enterprise, we are re-imagining how to accelerate the LTE access network build out with the HetNet Gateway. The new technology that we are building uses open fully 3GPP-compliant interfaces, allows real-time network orchestration, supports new services, and reduces the time/cost to build, optimize, secure, and evolve the RAN/Packet Core.
Aug 2005 - May 2012
Starent Networks (Now part of Cisco)
Principal SW Architect
Architected high performance multimedia products and solutions. Managed and led Multimedia and VoLTE development teams.
2002 - 2005
2001 - 2002
Principal software engineer
1997 - 2001
Excel Switching/Lucent Technologies
Technical Team Manager
1995 - 1997
Senior software engineer
Led Base Station Controller (BSC) and fixed wireless base station development for wireless network.
1993 - 1995
Hughes software systems
Worked on Fixed wirless NASS on HNS's GMH2000 systems.
1989 - 1993
Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Science
Babson College - Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business
MBA, Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Kellogg Executive Education