About the Author

Andy Sutton

Andy Sutton is EE’s Principal Network Architect with responsibilities for RAN architecture evolution and mobile backhaul strategy and architecture. Andy has 30 years of experience within the telecommunications industry, mainly in radio access, transmission and transport network strategy, architecture and design. Andy’s research interests include; distributed and centralised RAN architectures and protocols, radio access network dimensioning and QoS, mobile backhaul including microwave and millimetre-wave radio systems along with synchronisation and time distribution in telecommunications networks. Andy is a Visiting Professor with the Department of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford where he delivers six annual lectures, and he is a research mentor with the 5G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey.