Angus Hay


Staff member
Jul 22, 2003
Dr Angus Hay, PrEng, CEng, MIET, FSAIEE, was born and educated in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has a BSc(Eng)Elec (1987) and a PhD in digital transmission (1998) from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Dr Hay joined Neotel at its inception in 2006, and is currently Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for Neotel’s technology choices, network architecture, strategic planning, and industry partnerships. He was previously Chief Technology Officer of Transtel, the telecommunications division of Transnet Ltd, where he was involved in positioning the organisation for participation in the second national operator.

He has been involved in a variety of areas of telecommunications, including mobile radio, internet, data networking, transmission, fixed-line telephony, cellular telephony and access technologies. As a postgraduate student in the early 1990s, he took part in the establishment of the Internet between academic institutions in South Africa.

Dr Hay is Deputy President of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) for 2009. He is a Fellow of the SAIEE, was chairman of its Electronics and Software committee in 2005, and received the institute’s annual Young Achiever award 1999. He is on the Board of the African CDMA Forum. Dr Hay has written a number of papers on telecommunications, deregulation and professional mobile radio for local and international conferences and publications.

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