Peter Thornycroft is an engineer in the CTO's group at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, with interests in voice-over-WLAN, location and RF technologies. He has over 20 years of industry experience with a variety of wireless, carrier and voice technologies. Prior to Aruba, Mr Thornycroft held senior product management and technical marketing positions with Cisco Systems, StrataCom and Northern Telecom.
He is an active participant in the Wi-Fi Alliance and the IEEE 802.11 standards body and holds an MA in electrical sciences engineering from Cambridge University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Peter Thornycroft and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.
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