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Nigel Linge
Journal Editorial Board / Professor of Telecommunications, University of Salford


Nigel Linge is Professor of Telecommunications at the University of Salford. An electronic engineer by profession, Nigel specialises in data communication networks and their applications.

His research, which has a strong industry involvement, covers 5G mobile, next generation networks, location and context based services, communication protocols, the delivery of multimedia services, network design and architectures.

He has organised several industry research seminars and conferences examining the future of telecommunications, including the 2018 FITCE congress on the Delivery and Consumption of Digital Media held at MediaCityUK.

He also has a keen interest in telecommunications heritage through which he regularly delivers lectures and writes papers on the history of telecommunications and has co-authored two books, “Thirty years of mobile phones in the UK” and “The British Phonebox”.

Nigel is chairman of the editorial board for the Journal of the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals and writes a regular column describing events in telecommunications history.

His media appearances include the BBC 4 Timeshift documentary, “Dial B for Britain” and as a contributor to regional and national TV and radio on technical matters relating to telecommunications.

Nigel also works closely with Connected Earth partnership which is a heritage network of UK based museums and organisations that collectively promote telecommunications heritage.

He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered IT Professional, a Fellow of the Institution and Engineering and Technology, British Computer Society and the Institute of Telecommunication Professionals.

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