After almost 30 years with Nortel Networks, where he held a number of engineering and management positions related to the specification, design, verification and standardisation of wireline and wireless products, Paul Coverdale took early retirement in 2004 and now acts as a consultant in the area of QoS and performance of telecommunications networks. Paul has been active for many years in both national and international Standards Forums dealing with voice quality and performance, including ITU-T, TIA, ETSI and IEEE. He is currently a Vice-Chair of ITU-T SG12 and Chair of WP3/12 “IP-related QoS and resource management”, and was recently co-Chair of ITU-T FG IPTV Working Group 2 “QoS and Performance Aspects”.
Paul graduated with an Honours B. Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1971 from the University of Leeds ( England). He is a member of the IEE, IEEE, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada. He has authored and co-authored several papers and holds seven patents.