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Experienced business leader in the constantly evolving area of telecommunications & digital transformation. Specialism in mobile networks and optical networking. Leading the technical business strategy at the greenfield independent, neutral data transport network services provider, ConnectiviTree. Recent work focuses on navigating the path to 5G introduction, the role of Private Cellular in industry and other business verticals and the integration with the Network and Customer Edge, from both the technology and business case aspect.

An experienced Operator and Vendor, strategic and business driven innovator.

Subject Matter Expert on 5G evolution | Senior Leadership | Business Transformation | Product Management | Thought Leadership | Instructor led/seminar-based training | Public Speaking


Employment History & Experience:

December 2022 – Present

CTO – ConnectiviTree (Europe) AG,

Responsible for Business & Network Technology Strategy at ConnectiviTree (CTree), an independent and neutral data transport network provider that has designed and is currently building a layer 1 and 2 fiber-based data transfer network solution for large Enterprise customers.

The ConnectiviTree network design and specifications will offer fast and secure data transport with capacities of up to 200 terabits between major cities, starting in Western Europe and is designed to be sold as NaaS, CaaS and SaaS (Network, Capacity and Spectrum as a Service) through our channel partners: Telecoms (Data Carrier), System Integrators and Data Center Operators.

ConnectiviTree’s network design, business model, and planned white label functionality, easy order and rapid provisioning creates a scalable and low-cost business opportunity for our channel partners to address the rapidly growing market for global transport of data for large Enterprise.
ConnectiviTree plans to connect over 250 Points of Presence within Europe and beyond by 2025 to help capture demonstrated demand

November 2019 – Present

Board Member – Tech London Advocates 5G Working Group

UK’s leading not for profit 5G group, involving relevant stakeholders to share latest knowledge, insights and to build a community around 5G and it’s impact.

Jan 2019 – December 2021

Head of Market Incubation & VP – Mobile Connectivity Solutions
Colt Technology Services

Leading a small dedicated team looking primarily at the wireless and cellular market developments and their impact on the network and the market. Developing new business opportunities and innovations within Colt.

November 2017 – December 2018

Snr Advisor – Product Line Management Cellular & Wireless Ciena Ltd

Bringing products to life in the Wireless/Cellular segment.

Nov 2016 – Nov 2018

Director, Portfolio Strategy – MobileCiena Ltd

Responsible for portfolio strategy in the wireless market segment at Ciena.

March 2015 – Dec 2016

Senior Manager, Engineering – Ciena Ltd.
Running a test & trial product engineering team for UK and European Customers.

August 2013 – April 2015.

Transmission Strategy & Architecture Manager – Three UK

Responsible for the future transmission network for Three UK.

November 2011 – January 2013.

Acting Head of Transmission Planning

Covered a 10 month maternity period for the Head of Transmission Planning, covering mobile network Transmission Planning & circuit provisioning. This role interfaces to B Level customer executives as well as the internal Directors and Head of Country.  I lead a team of managers, technical leads & engineers both local onshore and remote offshored in India.  I led the team through a period of transformation to multi-customer managed services environment.

August 2011 – August 2013

Transmission Planning Manager – Ericsson Ltd

Line manager of team of transmission planning engineers & solution architects.

Key Achievements

  • Successfully steered my region to deliver on all the 2012 targets.
  • Reduction of operating costs through moving high volume tasks to other geographical regions of Ericsson.
  • Regained profitability in Tx Planning managed services business through successful cost management.
  • Tx Planning for EE 4G Launch.

May 2011 – August 2011

Acting National Backbone Transmission Design Manager – Ericsson Ltd

This was a 3 month secondment to provide line management for team of 9 engineers & architects.

October 2010 – September 2011

Senior Solutions Architect – Ericsson Ltd

Oversee the technical aspects of the IP Design Programme within the managed services of MBNL, JV between Everything Everywhere (Orange & TMUK) & H3G.

Key Achievements

  • Within the first two months of this role I had identified opportunities to provide additional managed service capability into the customer, resulting in the successful acquisition of 6 new projects for 2011.
  • Through successful mentoring, 3 members of my team have received recognition awards for their project work.
  • Introduction of 100G optical line rate onto the network.


December 2005 – October 2010

Senior Backbone Transmission Engineer – Ericsson Ltd

I provided technical leadership and optical transmission consultancy within projects for managed service partnerships withT-MobileUK, 3UK, MBNL & other customers in a multi-operator, multi –vendor network.

Key Achievements during this time:

  • Technical lead for the introduction of Huawei CX600 X –Series Switch/Routers into the MBNL Mobile Backhaul facilitating the move to 3G IP RAN
  • Design and technical lead of Optical Interconnect for MBNL (T-Mobile and 3UK) consolidated Radio Access Network, worlds first consolidated mobile network.
  • Wrote the technical RFQ for Optical network swapout for leading mobile operator
  • Introduced the first Huawei OSN6800 OTN network into aUKproduction network in 2009/10

September 2001 – December 2005

Backbone Transmission Engineer – Hutchison 3G UK – 3UK

Delivered the optical network for mobile operator Hutchison 3G enabling the deployment of theUK’s first 3G mobile network.  During this time I produced Optical & Transmission designs for various aspects of the network, looked after the dimensioning, planning, type approval testing, implementation, contractor management and rollout associated with the optical backbone.

Key Achievements during this time:

  • Introduced the first Nortel OME6500s into aUKproduction network in 2003/4
  • Delivery of Backbone Transmission network forUK’s first 3G Operator.
  • Design & implementation of the Transmission PSTN interconnect network for 3UK
  • Defined Build & acceptance Standards for the transmission network for 3UK


January 1997 – August 2001

Senior Project Technician – NTL,

Snr Project Technician – Platform Deployment (Network Implementation)

Key achievements during this time:

  • Project led the build and commissioning of the transmission backbone for ntl’s IP Supercore network enabling the successful delivery of the Supercore.
  • Author of the Install and Commissioning Guide for Nortel Fibre Optic Build in the NTL Network.
  • Successfully co-ordinated NTL Networks’ Network Engineering Year 2000 program earning company wide recognition.

January 1995 – January 1997

Voluntary Church service in Austria Personal Secretary/Teacher/Area leader

I made all accommodation and travel arrangements through outAustriaand selected locations inGermanyfor the church organisation. Religious/English Teacher to the public.

Key Achievement

  • Negotiated Rail Cards with the Austrian-Rail authorities for church charity facilitating a 50% reduction on rail and bus travel through-out the entire country for all workers in the charity.



26 thoughts on “CV

  1. Hi Mark,

    I am looking for an experienced Nortel Network Engineer are you avaible or do you know anyone who is please?

  2. DVB-H Network Operations Consultant –

    Major European DVB-H Solution provider is looking for an experienced consultant to design best-in-class DVB-H Network Operations Environment for Playout/Core, Distribution and Broadcast DVB-H technology domains. Candidate should possess extensive experience in the following areas: Operating and managing major Digital Broadcasting Networks DVB-S / DVB-T (above 1000 Digital Broadcast Transmitters ranging from 500W to 5KW), Digital TV content distribution via Satellite, DVB network operations from a NOC Center, DVB Field Maintenance and Network Optimization, Knowledge of DVB-H Technology and Architecture is required, participation on DVB-H Trials is highly desirable.

    Please would you be so kind to update me on your current employment situation and if possible I would like to request an up to date CV in word/pdf format. If you know of any friends or colleagues who may also be interested in these new opportunities then please advise me or please pass on my contact details.

    If this position is not suitable and you are actively seeking future employment then I will be happy to assist you.

    I would like to thank you for taking the time to read through this email and if you would prefer not to be contacted via email in the future, then please advise us and we will update our database accordingly.

    I look forward to speaking with you in the very near future.

    Kind Regards

  3. Good CV write up, keep it up.
    Iam also an experienced transmission engineer.

    Pls feel free to contact me on my

  4. Dear Mark,

    I am Christine Chua, Director of Training of Telefocal Asia.

    I would like to discuss with you a Microwave Transmission Training opportunity from one of our clients based in Middle-East, and I hope you can respond to this message to take this further.

    Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely,

    Christine Chua

  5. Hi Mark.
    Your are good.
    I respect you because of your experience.
    I am a senior Transmission Engineer, you can recommend and i am avaliable with UK work permit.
    my contact



  6. Hi Mark,
    I would like to say thank you for your experience.i am a transmission engineer.At present i’m working with Motorola Telecommunication Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. and looking for overseas job.

    I have 2.8 years experience in the telecommunication field, especially in the transmission field.

    Throughout my telecom career, I got vendor training on Minilink Manager 7.1(Operation), Marconi MUX (OMS12XX), Marconi SDH Radio MDRS155S, Siemens PDH Radio (SRAL XD), Motorola BSS Operations and Maintenance (BSS12) and won performance awards on LOS(ericsson-warid backbone project in Bangladesh .I enjoy working with the transmission field, as well as, taking leadership and responsibility. I have considerable experience in link budget planning

    I hope you can assist me.

    Best regards
    Md. Ibrahim

  7. Hiya Mark,

    Just read your CV. I also worked for NTL Core Data Networks in Winnersh. Just wondering if it was the same dept as yourself. Jim McRoberts was in it.

    Take it easy Russ

  8. Hi Mark,

    Do you know how to set up and configure Alcatel 1661sm and 1664sm equipment? If so i would like to hear from you as i am currently setting it up in our workshop.

  9. Hi Mark,

    You have a really impressive job profile. I am working for Ericsson for past two years and my responsibilities are to manage implementation of BTS and Microwave equipment and then commission and integrate the site to BSC.
    I have good experience of Ericsson RBS 2000 series, Ericsson Minilink E, HC, TN plus Ericsson Tems Link Planner.

    Since you are in this field for a Long time and people would be asking you to recommend engineers with Ericsson experience for thier projects. i would ask you to kindly keep me in mind for such referal.

    I am available with work permit for UK

    1. We are looking for two expert for short term EU funded project of Preparation of the Terms of Reference and the Technical Specifications for IPA 2010 project “Assistance to the Digital Broadcasting Switchover in Serbia”

  10. Hi Mark,

    Are you interested in hearing more about 6-12 month contract work in the US? If yes, please contact me. Thank you.

    Kind regards,

    Larry Beck

  11. I have attached my resume, I have in-depth knowledge in Alcatel SDH equipment and NMS system.

    Arjun Prasad Nepal
    2004 North Daniel Street, Apt. # 304, Arlington, VA, 22201, E-mail: 703-623-7576


    • Telecom Transmission Equipment Installer with broad experience in installation, testing operation and maintenance of digital microwave radios, SCADA system, Antennas, PDH and SDH, optical equipment, CDMA equipment, fault analysis and project documentation.

    • Project leader/coordinator/team player with experience supervising staff and overseeing all aspects of development from conception of management skills, the ability to supervise a group of staffs more than70, successfully recruit, hire, train, supervise and assign the duties of all employees.

    • Seeking a position as a System Analyst with a progressive company, that will utilize my technical expertise and management ability.


    CDMA: CDMA 2000/1x Rtt and EVDO with SQL Server for Configuration and Data management.

    SDH optical fiber equipment and NMS: ALCATEL SDH i.e. STM-16, STM-4, STM-1(electrical, optical) and Network Management System i.e. Craft Terminal (CT), 1353SH5 and1354 RM5 operation and management.

    Telecom Test Equipments: SDH optical analyzer 37718A and PRC 5071A (Primary Reference clock), RF power meter, frequency shifter, VSWR meter, optical power meter, optical light source, optical splicer and oscillator.

    Digital microwave PDH radios, SCADA and multiplex: NERA 140, 16×2 &34 Mb/s, NOKIA 34 Mb/s, JRC 34 and8 Mb/s, OKI 2,8,16 Mb/s, ALCATEL MELODIE 8, 34 Mb/s radio, MARTS, SCADA (Supervision Control and Data Acquisition) and NOKIA PDH digital multiplex DM 140, 34, 8 Mb/s – complete NERA systems are controlled and Monitored by SCADA (NK 601/NK60/NK 30).

    Solar System: NAPS (Neste Advanced Power System), regulator and diesel generator, all the systems are Monitored and regulated by SCADA (NK 601/NK60/NK 30).

    Computer: BASIC, FORTRAN, Excel, MS Word, Power Point, Internet.


    Senior Engineer/Coordinator

    Wireless Telephone Directorate, Nepal Telecom.(2005 to June 2008):
    Incharge of installation and maintenance for CDMA BSS system, look after the whole transmission network used in CDMA 2000/1x Rtt and EVDO (BSC, BTS, MSC, MSS,WIN and ABS) system. Supervised the subordinate engineers and technical staffs. Coordinate with the maintenance staffs regarding preventive and daily maintenance of the ZTE CDMA BSS (CDMA 2000/1XRtt including PDSN 100/200 and EVDO) system. Worked as a senior instructor to train junior engineers/subordinates in Telecom Training Center.

    Transmission SDH Engineer

    Nepal Telecommunications Corporation, Nepal (SDH Optical Fiber, 2001-2004):
    Team leader of the entire project, coordinate with all levels of the staffs, assign their duties and responsibilities. Completely deserved in Installation, testing and commissioning of the SDH OMSN (Optical Multi Service Node) ALCATEL (STM-16, STM-4, STM-1) equipment. Prepare installation, testing and project completion reports, look after the maintenance work (in hardware and software levels with the help of craft terminal, NMS i.e. SH and RM) of the entire network which carries the 70% of the Kathmandu Valley traffic.

    Transmission Microwave Engineer

    Nepal Telecommunications Corporation, Nepal (1993-2000):
    Designing, surveying, installation, testing and commissioning, operation and maintenance of the spur and backbone links of telecommunications transmission network. Installed MATRS (Multi Access Radio Telephone System), NOKIA PDH 34Mbps 6Ghz, JRC 8,34Mbps 2Ghz and ALCATEL MELODIE 9420 LX RF Radio to promote rural telecom. To install backbone link, as an engineer totally involved in Installation, testing and commissioning of NERA 140Mbps, 16x2Mbps Radio equipment. The whole NERA system was monitored by SCADA system. Actively participated in Installation, testing and commissioning of NOKIA Digital multiplex i.e. DM-8, DM-34 and DM-140 equipment and NAPS (Neste Advanced Solar Power System) in remote areas. In 1997, went to India for installation, testing, commissioning of NERA 34 Mb/s radio and SCADA system in UP-WEST, HARYANA and KERALA (the link was back bone link for first mobile communication). Look after the whole maintenance work of NERA, NOKIA and NAPS system in Nepal with the help of SCADA.


    Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Branch, 1991
    University of Gujarat, India, additional coursework in microprocessor and electrical machine design.


    1. CDMA 2000/ 1X Rtt with PDSN 100/200 and EVDO Advance training in China at Shenzhen in July 28, 2007 to Sept. 8, 2008.

    2. 50 hours Training on Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Nepal at Computer Point in Sept, 2007

    3. CDMA 2000/ 1XRtt, PDSN and EVDO Basic training in China at Shenzhen in Jan. 15 to Feb. 25, 2005.

    4. Training on SDH analyzer: 37718A and PRC 5071A, Kathmandu in July 24-25, 2002

    5. Training on introduction to SDH:

    – Introduction to ALCATEL Optical Multiservice Node: 1640 FOX(STM-1), 1660 SMC (STM-4), 1660 SM (STM-16) equipment operation, and
    – Introduction to ALCATEL NMS: 1353SH5 and1354 RM5 operation and administration training in France at Lanion in July 16, 2001 to Aug. 27, 2001.

    6. Field training for installation, operation and maintenance on Digital Microwave Radio Links Equipments: ALCATEL MELODIE 9420 LX in Nepal in January 17, 1999 to Feb. 2, 1999.

    7. Attended training courses on Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of NAPS Photovoltaic Power System in Finland at Helsinki in April 12-13, 1995.

    8. Attended the training course on Installation, Operation, and Maintenance of Nokia Digital Multiplexing Equipment (DM-8, DM-34 and DM-140 Mbps) Mux. System in Finland at Helsinki in April, 1995.

    9. Attended the training course on Configuration, Operation and Maintenance of NERA Supervisory equipment: TELE-SCADA NK601/NK60 In Norway at Bergen in March 22, 1995 to April 07, 1995.

    10. Attended the training course on Configuration, Operation and Maintenance course on NERA Digital Radio Link 140 Mb/s, NL19X In Norway at Bergen in March14, 1995 to March 21, 1995.

    11. Attended the training course on Configuration, Operation and Maintenance course on NERA Digital Radio Link 34/16×2, NL24X in Norway at Bergen in March 07, 1995 to March 13, 1995.


    Extensive parts of Nepal and India, Thailand, Singapore, France, Norway, Finland, China and Netherlands.

    REFRENCES: Available upon request. Reference letters can be produced if required.

  12. Hi Mark,
    It is a grea acheivement in your life. You have a great experience on transmission sector. I am also working on transmission sector in Motorola Telecommunications Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. I have experience more than 3 and an half years. My experience on Minilink Traffic Node, Minilink craft , Marconi MDRS 155S and Stratex.

    I will be greatful to you if you mail me.

    Thanks and Regards
    Md Emtiaz Morshed

  13. Hi Mark,

    I am currently looking for Fibre Design Engineers to work in Saudi Arabia. Are you still at Ericsson? Would really appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction?

    Many thanks!


  14. Hi Mark,
    Iam currently looking for (R4 OR release 4) Nokia engineer who should be in contract position with having experience in MSS and MGW and will be some experience in installing and commissioning in nokia.If you are having some references then please give a reply.

    Thanks and regards

  15. Hi Mark,,
    im looking for submarine cable installation engineer
    so, do you have experience on that?
    we have a jobs for Design Cable HVDC 500kV in sunda straits Indonesian.
    im waiting your respons as soon as posible

    Rinaldi Oktavian

  16. hi,
    thats real good of you, i am just new in transmission engineering, hoping to build a career in it as proffessional, graduated in the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in BSc Electro-Mechaniacal, i have 1 year and 8 month experience in transimission. May you please assist me in procedures notes and online training on microwave.

  17. please Iwont to help me how can Isee Alarm (AIS) in the sdh eguipment oms 1664 on SFP INTERFACE when thers no traffic on the far end becouse Ihave to see AIS when Imake loop

  18. Chamber of Commerce Belgium-Luxembourg
    South-Eastern Europe Preparation of the Terms of Reference and the Technical Specifications for IPA 2010 project “Assistance to the Digital Broadcasting Switchover in Serbia” Serbia 10.1.2010

    We would like to inform you that we have been invited to recommned experts for the short term EU funded mission defined in the attached ToR.

    Consultant Component 1 Senior Expert- 25 days in country – one mission
    • Education: University degree in telecommunication, television or equivalent
    • At least 10 years of professional experience in dealing with TV broadcasting sector
    • Specific knowledge in the legal framework in relation to the process of digitalisation and video production
    • Experience EU television digitisation process
    • Experience with EC procurement regulations and application of PRAG

    Consultant Component 2, Senior Expert- 55 working days – three missions
    • Education: to University degree in telecommunications, TV broadcasting engineering or equivalent.
    • At least 10 years of professional experience in dealing with TV broadcasting equipement (including experience in procurement and/or design and/or installing and/or maintenance of TV broadcasting equipment);
    • At least 3 years of work experience related to TV digital broadcasting equipment (including European terrestrial broadcasting standards, gap fillers, IP based RR links, MPEG-4 coders, RF output combiners-diplexers, IP to ASI and ASI to IP converters, IP based video networks, DVB-T planning software, Digital Terrain Model for radio-communication planning software);
    • Specific knowledge in methodology of telecommunication development projects;
    • Experience with EC procurement regulations and application of PRAG

    Please consider whether you are interested in the project, whether you are entirely corresponding to all ToR requests, as well as whether you are available. If there are some no-s, may be you may recommend somebody from your network.

    Looking forward to hearing, and eventual receiving updated, adapted CV in the requested also attached form, with indication about minimal expected level of the fee-honorary €/working day (where perdiems + return air tickets are separate costs), and indication of the closest home base airport.

    Milan Jezic von Gesseneck
    Chamber of Commerce

  19. Wonderful resume in telecoms.needs a full MW training or short courses in france,india or canada.pls advice

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