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 bodies.
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.