Australasian TETRA & Critical Communications Forum
Anton is the current chairman of the Australasian TETRA & Critical Communications Forum. He has more than 40 years’ experience in the mobile radio industry and in his earlier stage of his working life he spent some 15 years with Philips in Australia, UK and Asia, based in Singapore and Hong Kong as Regional Director for Philips Telecommunications and Data System’s mobile radio division in Asia. Then he spent some 6 years in India for Telecom Australia (Telstra) as Regional Manager Asia South, instrumental in the implementation of India’s first GSM network (Modi/Telstra) and VSAT services.
From there Anton joined his ex-Philips colleagues in the UK to set up Simoco International, and worked as MD Simoco South Asia and Pacific gaining first-hand experience in TETRA followed by a number of years with M/A-COM in the US as Regional Director Asia/Pac gaining experience in EDACS and P25, before joining MCS Digital as GM. Anton was formally educated in the Netherlands and spent a number of years in the Dutch Royal Navy prior to joining Philips in Australia.