Stuart Browne is Principal Consultant of Stuart Browne and Associates and is highly experienced in satellite communications, wireless and wide area network systems; planning, design, implementation, sales and management.
His expertise in broadband data network services, applications and systems has been gained in over 30 years of telecom industry employment. he has managed multi-million dollar capital and operating budgets, multi-disciplined staffs and multi-point domestic and international voice and data networks. With business development and technical sales experience in Asia, Africa, Europe, Mid-East and North America, he has worked with satellite operators, national telephone companies, mobile telephone, long distance carriers, US government agencies, state and city governments, banks and electric utilities.
He was responsible for the technical feasibility evaluation and research, and conceptual design for the WiFi/WiMAX feasibility studies conducted for the Cities of Los Angeles, Oakland and Folsom by Tellus Venture Associates. Other recent clients include SkyPort Global Inc. (evaluate Cisco Telepresence via satellite), Knight Sky Satellite Solutions (NOAA and DHS VSAT net), City and County of Honolulu (mobile disaster recovery telecom systems) and KEMA/Southern California Edison (VSAT SCADA network plan).
Stu’s experience ranges from developing satellite communications for rural telephone applications for the State of Alaska, to implementing high speed data networks for telecom carriers (ATT, MCI, GCI, WorldCom), and enterprise network operators (StorageTek, First Interstate Bank, City of Spokane) in the US, to marketing of satellite communications technology for SSE Telecom, STM Wireless, Titan Information Systems, and iDirect Technologies in executive management positions.
He is a specialist in radio and satellite communications engineering, with emphasis on TDM/TDMA, VSAT, full-mesh DAMA VSAT, COTM, and disaster recovery/business continuity solutions via satellite.
He was formerly Chief of Telecommunications Planning for the State of Alaska, and was responsible for obtaining and managing Federal and State funds, with particular success in gaining funding for telecommunications projects. He holds a B.Sc. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin and an M.Sc. in Telecommunication from the University of Colorado.
Stu also serves as Asia-Pacific editor for SatMagazine.com, and writes for telecommunications trade publications.