Making Waves

From our Global HQ in Bristol, we are leading a new era of high-speed connectivity. We utilise mmWave frequencies to generate ultra-fast, resilient, carrier-grade and cost-effective wireless networks.

Our unique mmWave solutions are engineered for emerging connectivity needs – from smart city networks to connected vehicles. We work together with integrators, manufacturers and service providers to deliver the superior speeds of connectivity needed for the data-intensive applications of the future. That’s why we’re trusted partners of the world’s biggest names in telecoms and technology.

Our Products

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The Story So Far

  • 2009 Blu Wireless is founded in Bristol
  • 2010 First patents filed
  • 2013 Angel investment received
  • 2014 PHY Chip produced
  • 2015 First chip licence customer
  • 2017 BH2A Chip and Typhoon Module produced
  • 2018 5G Liverpool and AutoAir Testbed projects launch
  • 2018 HYDRA 2.X family of system IP for 11ay announced
  • 2019 FirstGroup partnership announced
  • 2019 Funding round of $16.6m for 5G applications

Our Leadership Team

  • Alan Jones,

    Alan is an accomplished executive with over 25 years’ experience in the technology industry. Experienced in solving company challenges both from a technology and business perspective using skills and experience from working at large multinational communications companies and start-ups from inception to acquisition. Alan was also a founding member and executive of IPWireless, as well as co-founder and CEO of Virtuosys, pioneers in Edge Computing. He has also held senior engineering roles at Hewlett Packard Labs and Motorola.

  • Mark Barrett,
    Chief Commercial Officer

    Mark has been engaged in the definition, design, development, deployment of over a dozen SoCs. Applications of his work include high-volume telecoms for British Telecom, Digital Beamforming for Satellite Communications for the European Space Agency and in-car multimedia optical fibre networks for Mercedes Benz. He now leads the adoption of new industry applications for mmWave at Blu Wireless. Outside of work, Mark has played the bass guitar in multiple rock bands for over 40 years.

  • Ray McConnell,
    Chief Technical Officer

    Ray’s specialist deep architectural knowledge of optimised embedded parallel processing and applications and his entrepreneurial drive have seen him found four technology businesses including Blu Wireless. He has served at board level and taken several high-growth companies through to IPO. As CTO, Ray leads our technical teams to deliver world-class technology for next-generation wireless applications.

  • Jon Oates,
    Chief Financial Officer

    With a degree in Economics and Accounting Jon has worked with tech companies for the past 16 years. From semiconductors to cellular communications companies, he has played an integral part in their business growth and in the delivery of key strategic objectives. In his spare time Jon is attempting to keep up with his children in their sporting activities, as well as growing a wide variety of flowers and vegetables on his allotment.

  • Dave Purle,
    Chief Operating Officer

    Dave has over 20 years’ experience within wireless systems, encompassing research, customer-focused design consultancy, product development, technical leadership and management. Dave has consistently enabled team success across many programmes and companies, working with multi-disciplinary teams from the West Coast of the US, Europe and Asia. When he’s not at the office, Dave enjoys relaxing on the waves or coastal paths of North Cornwall.

  • Macy Summers,
    President Blu Wireless Inc. USA

    Macy has an extensive technical background with 30+ years’ experience in Information Technology for government and commercial applications. Having held senior positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Pegasus Communications and Lockheed Martin, he is an accomplished Development Executive with achievements in business development, and innovation. Over his career he has won several awards and patents, including Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of The Year in 2012 and a 2011 Edison Award for Best New Product. When not at work Macy enjoys golfing, CrossFit, and guitar.

  • Davide Sarta,
    SVP Engineering

    Davide has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry. He has successfully developed more than 10 SoC products to mass production for different markets including AI and mmWave. Prior to Blu Wireless, Davide spent 17 years at STMicroelectronics in management, digital design, verification and architecture leadership roles and was Senior Director at Imagination Technologies. In his spare time, Davide is a running and rowing enthusiast, from races to half marathons.

  • Yves Nicoue,
    VP Front End Design

    Yves has worked in the semiconductor industry for 25 years in multiple application areas ranging from set-top boxes and aerospace to fixed-line telephony and mmWave. Thoroughly acquainted to all aspects of FPGA and chip design, Yves is capable of building front-end design teams and state-of-the-art flows. Outside of work, Yves enjoys listening to jazz and blues and he plays both double bass and bass guitar.

  • Nadine Hatto ,
    Director of Technical Marketing

    Nadine is a wireless telecommunications expert with over 20 years' experience in the industry and is Vice Chair for the Wi-Fi Alliance 60GHz Technical Task Group. She has a focus on Smart Cities, Fixed Wireless Access, Defence Applications and IEEE 5G. Currently based in Canada, Nadine has been at Blu Wireless for over 6 years, with previous senior management roles at ST Microelectronics, picoChip and BlackBerry in the UK, Canada and the US. As a member of the Canadian National Martial Arts team she is an avid martial artist, competing internationally with a 3rd degree black belt in Kung Fu.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    Jonathan Rogers,
    Director of Systems and Platforms

    Jonathan has nearly 30 years’ experience in the electronics and wireless industry. He has worked in the aerospace sector and as a consultant to a Dutch basestation manufacturer, before leading platforms and RF systems teams in the small cell 3G and 4G access point semiconductor sector. At Blu Wireless he heads up the Systems and Platforms team. Outside of work Jonathan enjoys growing fresh fruit and vegetables, eating and drinking, running, cycling and water-skiing.

  • Rosalynne Watt,
    Director of Product Management

    With a technical background to PhD level in applied optics, Rosalynne is an accomplished individual. Having spent the last 6 years at Dyson focusing on commercial strategy and product management, she is excited to bring 5G mmWave technology to the market. With the wide variety of applications enabled by Blu Wireless’s mmWave equipment, Rosalynne is interested in pushing the boundaries of how we live. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, spin class and swimming.

  • Andy Morris,
    Director of Customer Engineering and Applications

    Andy has worked for over 20 years in the telecoms industry and his experience extends across the supply chain, from silicon vendor to network operator. Following his early career at Motorola Semiconductors in Hong Kong, Andy has facilitated volume chip sales for silicon design companies across the UK in the Infrastructure, Small Cell and SIM domains. Beyond his work at Blu Wireless, Andy has a keen interest in travel and international cuisine.

  • Steve Jones,
    Director of Implementation

    Steve has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years on a range of design, implementation, EDA and project management roles. On joining Blu Wireless, he helped to deliver our first silicon product, discovering that the calibre of team, coupled with the freedom to innovate, provides a motivating and inspiring work environment. In his free time, Steve enjoys playing the piano and arranging music, and recently co-founded a choir which supports people suffering with memory loss.

  • Russell Wayman,
    Director of Software

    Russell has over 25 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry with inmos, STMicroelectronics, Linaro and Blu Wireless. In a management capacity, Russell has led teams to create, deliver and maintain innovative software products supporting silicon chip devices designed for multiple application areas. He now heads up the Blu Wireless software team. Outside of work, Russell has appeared in many theatrical productions in Dublin, Bristol and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

  • Russ Francis,
    Director of Programme Management

    As Project and Program Lead Russ has delivered dozens of technology-oriented projects with global system-on-chip semiconductor vendors and equipment manufacturers, largely in the field of communications, imaging and multi-media. He provides leadership in multi-disciplinary and program level environments and revels in today’s mix of system solutions, application, software and hardware. Russ loves the outdoors and enjoys time spent on a bike or walking either by the coast or in the hills and mountains. He also flies gliders where he both instructs novices and undertakes long distance cross country flights.

  • David Callaghan,
    Director of Production & Operations

    David is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers with 28 years’ experience in the industry. He’s spent the previous 25 years with Hewlett-Packard, initially as a Design Engineer and then moved into Supply Chain roles, leading HP’s manufacturing operations for part of their storage product portfolio. He’s lived in Japan, Austria and Hungary, leading teams together with contract manufacturing partners, developing and manufacturing industry leading complex electro-mechanical products. At Blu Wireless, David is looking forwards to growing and building a world class Production and Operations team, taking our quality products into volume manufacturing. In his free time, David is a keen badminton player, loves cycling and is a self-confessed tree hugger with a particular interest in transport sustainability and environmental matters.

Our Awards

  • World Communication Awards Finalist 2019

    Wireless Innovation Vendor

  • Inca Golds Awards Winners 2019

    Urban Impact

  • BVCA Winners 2019

    Venture-backed Management Team of the Year

  • ELEKTRA Winners 2018

    Design Team of the Year and IoT Product Innovation

  • NMI Finalists 2015

    Emerging Technology Company of the Year

  • ELEKTRA Winners 2014

    New Company of the Year

Our Culture

Based in Bristol’s vibrant city centre, with representations worldwide, we’re a friendly, international team of over 90 talented professionals, technology experts and engineers.

Together, we share one collective goal: to bring high-speed connectivity to the world.

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Our Past Events

  • DSEI 2021

    DSEI 2021

    14-17 September 2021

    Join us in the upcoming DSEI 2021, one of the biggest events of the defence and security industry.

  • DPRTE 2021

    DPRTE 2021

    5th October 2021

    Come visit us at DPRTE! The UK's leading defence procurement and supply chain event, is back for 2021.

  • Webinar


    Public safety beyond Covid: The definitive blueprint to delivering smart cities

    In this webinar we discussed the hurdles to realising a smart city and how these can be overcome. This current global crisis has certainly reignited interest in the benefits of smart cities and public safety.