about web4wireless

Mike Dixon started his consulting company in 2010 after a 25 year career at Motorola. In that time Mike had been responsible for a large software development team, end-to-end systems engineering for computer based wireless communications systems, and more recently business operations for Motorola's wireless infrastructure business in Canada, with a special focus on broadband wireless and the mobile internet.

Mike is now focused on tthe development of mobile wireless applications on open platforms such as "Android", that are made feasible by the advent of true broadband wireless systems, and the future deployment of wireless systems for Public Safety and Public Service ("mission critical") applications.


High Technology background:- Wireless Broadband, Mobile Data Systems, Mobile Java J2ME, Android O/S, public safety wireless systems.

Business background: Contract Negotiations, Executive Presentations and Strategy.

Education: Mike has a B.Sc. (Electronics), was a certified PMP for many years and is a member of the UK Institution of Electrical Engineers.

Career Highlights

Vice President, Wireless Networks  at  Motorola Canada
November 1996 - December 2009  (13 years 2 months)

MIke was responsible for sales, business development and operations for Motorola's wireless networks business in Canada. This consisted of iDEN, CDMA, Canopy and WiMAX wireless technologies and core network equipment.

Director, IDEN Systems for Canada  at Motorola Canada Limited
November 1993 - October 1996  (3 years)

iDEN technology is the basis for the Sprint/Nextel "Direct Connect" and the TELUS "MiKE" Networks. I joined this business unit in Canada and was responsible for the sales operations, business development and support for the iDEN technology in Canada.

This comprised a system of 5 switching centers and 2,000 cell sites across Canada operated (first) by Clearnet then by TELUS Communications. One unique feature of the network was its adoption by Durham Regional Police Services for the "front line" voice communications, since iDEN is mostly compliant with APCO-16 functional requirements.

Manager, National Engineering Services  at    Motorola Canada Limited
September 1989 - October 1993  (4 years 2 months)

In this position I was responsible for all pre-sales technical support, post-sales technical support and engineering design together with program and project management for all public safety and commercial two way radio systems. I was also responsible for Field Service operations for Motorola Canada. One project worthy of a mention was the Radio Dispatch System for Metro Toronto Police (1990-1994).

Manager, Software Development  at   Motorola Canada Limited
May 1984 - August 1989  (5 years 4 months)

As Manager, Software Development I managed a team of 50 software engineering professional in the development of real time control software, using mini-computers to control computer aided dispatch systems for law enforcement, public safety and railroad customers. The language used was C and C++ on Digital Equipment Corporation computers. Major Projects during this time were the Province of Alberta Communications System (PACS) for the RCMP, and the Quebec Area Communications System (QuACS) for the RCMP. Other projects included the Voice Radio System for the Ontario Provincial Police, and severakl projects for the Ministry of Health.

Manager, Software Development  at   Litton Systems Canada
May 1982 - April 1984 (2 years)

During this period I managed the software development team in the Engineering Special Projects
Division. This division developed intrusion detection and monitoring systems to provide enhanced electronic security for nuclear generating stations in Ontario.

Manager, Computer Services  at    International Aeradio (North America) Ltd
January 1976 - April 1982  (6 years 4 months)

Once the development for real time taxi (and transit) dispatch systems was completed I moved to North America (first Buffalo, NY, then Orange County, CA then Toronto, Canada) to manage the systems integration and deployment phases of the projects. The team then moved into Computer Aided Dispatch systems for Law Enforcement and other publicly funded opportunities. The largest project undertaken at this time was the Voice Radio and Computer Aided Dispatch System for the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Chief Programmer at    International Aeradio Limited
March 1974 - December 1975  (1 year 10 months)

In this position I was hired to build a small team (5 people) in England  to develop real time taxi dispatch systems for deployment in North America. Software was based on Fortran (with real time extensions) and ran on Data General mini-computers.

Computer Programmer  at   KIngsley Smith and Associates
August 1972 - February 1974  (1 year 7 months)

Having switched from electronics engineering to computer programming I joined a consulting company as a freelance programmer, specialising in real time applications development.

Junior Electronics Engineer  at    Elliott Flight Automation
September 1969 - February 1971  (1 year 6 months)
In my first position after graduation I worked on the test systems for a Navigation and Weapons Aiming Subsystem for the Jaguar jet fighter in the U.K. It was electronics design/test and did not involve any programming.

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Services Overview

We cover the following areas of interest:

  • Mobile Broadband System consulting
  • Fixed Broadband System consulting
  • Spectrum Strategy options
  • Mobile App Strategy
  • Mobile Web Design & Strategy
  • Web Site Development

Contact Us

The best way to reach us is to fill in the form on the Contact Us page with details of your request. Otherwise please send us an email or phone call as follows:

Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Telephone: +1 416 684 1497
E-mail: mike.dixon@web4wireless.com