Phil Ritter spent nearly 30 years at a U.S. based tier-one wireless service provider, designing and deploying network core and transport systems starting with Analog Cellular (AMPS) through each generation of digital wireless systems (2g -> 5g), eventually serving as their national Director of Network Planning for the wireless data core systems and then Director of Network Virtualization Planning before taking an early retirement.
In his role as Planning Director, Phil led the deployment of the network core systems for the first nationwide 4G-LTE network in the U.S. After a brief period of relaxation he returned to the workforce, joining the Magma team as Community Manager for the Magma Core Foundation. Phil holds a B.S. Computer Science from the University of California at Irvine, and spent a decade in software development for various communications system projects prior to his work developing wireless networks.
Magma Community Evangelist / TeamRitter LLC, consulting for Facebook
Explosive growth is driving network operators to massively densify their networks, while new small-scale and private mobile network operators emerge with novel use-cases. The network core must evolve...