Wireless is the Broadband

Wireless is the Broadband
Mr. Rahul Patel, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Wednesday 10:15 am - 10:45 am

Wireless connectivity is an essential part of our daily lives – one that has transformed consumer behaviors at home, at work and everywhere else. Yet, there remain huge gaps in the quality of experiences across environments and wireless technologies. Learn about the Wi-Fi, mmWave and small cell innovations that will help operators close the gaps and deliver seamless connectivity that meets consumers’ growing needs and expectations. 

Speaker: Mr. Rahul Patel
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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Rahul Patel serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity & Networking Business Unit for Qualcomm Technologies Inc., (QCT),  where he leads the Wireless Infrastructure and Networking (WIN), Mobile, Computing and Connectivity (MCC), and Small Cells businesses.

Prior to this role, Rahul was the Senior Vice President and General Manager for Wireless Connectivity in the Broadband and Connectivity Group at Broadcom where he managed the product roadmap, R&D engineering, market, business development and applications engineering organizations to expand Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS leadership across all market segments. During his 13 year career with Broadcom, Rahul has had a strong track record of developing successful product lines, driving P&L growth and developing strong teams.  Prior to Broadcom, Rahul worked at HIFN, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Tritech Microelectronics and EPSON/S-MOS Systems.

Rahul is a veteran of the semiconductor and telecommunications industry with more than 20 years of experience in product and business development for networking and wireless connectivity solutions. 

Rahul holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California, a Master’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Arizona State University in Tempe, and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications Engineering from NIT in Warangal, India.