|The State and Evolution of Broadband
Vice President and CTO
Wireless Broadband Systems And Technologies
Bill Payne is Vice President of the Wireless Broadband Systems And
Technologies (SAT) team and Chief Technology Officer of Motorola Networks'
business. His team is responsible for systems engineering and technology
development for Motorola Networks' LTE and WiMAX product lines. System
engineering aspects include the development of system requirements,
specifications, system architecture documents, and functional and performance
validation for the Networks' LTE and WiMAX product lines. Technology aspects
include algorithm and initial PHY/MAC implementations of IEEE 802.16e/WiMAX
and LTE (FDD and TDD), along with system development for technology trials.
The SAT team also includes the Networks' Global Standards team with active
participation in 3GPP, 3GPP2, and WiMAX Forum® among other standards
Since joining Motorola in 1996, Bill has directed engineering operations
in cable, broadband wireless, and cellular infrastructure. Prior to joining
Motorola, Bill spent 16 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he managed
efforts in digital switching, cable networking, and photonics. He has been in
the telecom equipment industry for 30 years.
Bill has seven patents awarded, and several pending. Bill received a BSEE
from Purdue University, an MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a
PhD in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
He is a member of the IEEE, and past member of the Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa
Nu Engineering Honoraries. He is on the Electrical and Computer Engineering
Advisory Boards for Purdue and North Carolina A&T Universities. He is also a
Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha.