We are back with our ‘Meet the Team’ series. Today we are introducing Ryan, our installation engineer. Ryan’s knowledge and experience truly sets him apart.

How long have you been at Excelerate?

I have been with Excelerate for 5 years, working as an installation engineer. My responsibilities involve integrating new technologies onboard command and control units, emergency response vehicles, and deployable systems.

What does a typical day at Excelerate look like for you?

A typical day involves working collaboratively with other engineers in the team, preparing for upcoming installations, executing installation tasks, and meticulously documenting project details.

What is your favourite project that you have worked on?

One of the most stand-out projects for me was working on the multi-award winning 5G Rural Dorset Project. Our team integrated a satellite backhaul into a 5G standalone network, a first in the UK. This project used 4G, 5G, satellite, and IoT to bring reliable hybrid connectivity to even the most remote areas in Dorset. It was incredibly rewarding to contribute to bridging the digital gap in rural communities, and I’m incredibly proud of what we achieved.

What do you enjoy most about working at Excelerate?

What I find most enjoyable is the rich variety of projects and technologies I get to work with. My role spans diverse hardware setups, installations, and involves engaging with both customers and end users. No two days are the same and working here has enabled me to continuously expand my skills and experience.

How has the industry changed since you first started your career?

Since the beginning of my career, the industry has experienced profound changes, mainly driven by the continuous introduction of cutting-edge technologies including 5G and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications. These advancements provide faster speeds and broader coverage and open-up new possibilities for innovation and efficiency.

What advice would you give to anyone who aspires to work in a similar job role as you?

I recommend a commitment to continuous learning. Staying updated with the latest developments and trends is crucial, achieved through reading industry publications, attending workshops, and actively seeking opportunities for learning and growth.

If you weren’t an Installation Engineer, what would you be?

If I weren’t an Installation Engineer, I’d probably be working in ICT support, helping with troubleshooting issues to keep everything running smoothly and supporting end-users.

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