Rob Soni

Rob Soni

Robert A. Soni (Rob) is a leader at Nokia Bell Labs in the Access Lab. He supports the key technology leadership insertion opportunities from Bell Labs into commercial mobile networks product. Rob also serves as the co-CTO of Mobile Networks for Nokia. He leads a team of architects which drive insertion opportunities as well as develop and innovate on the next generation of Cloud RAN related solutions for cellular networks.

Rob started Lucent Technologies in ’98 as a Member of Technical Staff. He became a manager in ’03, and a director in ’09. When Lucent Technologies merged with Alcatel-Lucent, Rob led the CTO organization for the ‘small’ cells team within wireless networks. He also ran all architecture and system engineering efforts in Alcatel-Lucent. After the merger with Nokia, he led common architecture and system engineering efforts within Nokia. In ’18, he moved to Bell Labs to lead/assist portfolio insertion and innovation opportunities for Bell Labs.

Rob has a Master’s [’95] and Ph.D. [’98] in Electrial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati with a BSEE in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Rob has also taught extensively at Columbia University (New York City, NY) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ) as an adjunct professor.

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