Title: Microwave and Wi-Fi 6E - What you need to know

Date: On Demand

Duration: 45+15

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With the demand for more bandwidth, governing bodies are opening up spectrum that has traditionally been utilized by fixed microwave radio services. The recent FCC rule change to allow unlicensed Wi-Fi devices into the 6 GHz band has other countries watching closely to see what the implications will be. In this webinar, hosted by Nokia’s North American Microwave team, we’ll address what the FCC changes means for fixed microwave radio service operators and what tools and solutions microwave market leading Nokia can provide to monitor, identify and resolve potential interference issues.

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James Ries
Senior Product Manager, Mobile Networks

James Ries earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in 1997 from Texas Tech University and is currently a Senior Product Manager in the Wireless Transmission Product Unit at Nokia in Plano, Texas. James is responsible for the Wavence microwave radio product strategy.  In this role, he provides the product definition and requirements to address the North American backhaul market for both carrier and non carrier customers. James also manages the global product release strategy for the Wavence microwave radio the TSM-8000 Network Management software platform, focusing on the development of the UBT Stand Alone and the WebCT.  In his 22 years of communications networks experience, he has held various roles inside Nokia with expertise gained in the areas of communications network software development, optical networks, and network management. 

Patrick Piquet
Senior Director, Microwave Solutions

Patrick Picquet is a Senior Director in the Nokia's Microwave Regional Business Center organization where he is responsible for business development of mission critical markets. He currently serves on the boards of the Fixed Wireless Communications Coalition and the National Spectrum Management Association. Mr. Picquet received his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and his MBA from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, he is a US Navy veteran and has over 29 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

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Scott Thompson
General Manager of the Americas, Wireless Transmission

Scott Thompson has been the General Manager of the Americas for the Wireless Transmission products of Nokia for the past 7 years. In this capacity he has helped shape Nokia’s products to support the mission critical and service provider network transformation to packet while continuing to support the needs of traditional TDM networks. Previously Scott was the director of Product Management in the Optics Division and started his career in the carrier market working for MCI. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in MIS.