Phil Belanger has more than 30 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industry. He is a pioneer in the wireless LAN world. Phil was an active contributor in the IEEE 802.11 standard development and a co-author of the DFWMAC (Distributed Foundation Wireless MAC) protocol which is the basis of the 802.11 MAC that we still use today. He co-founded the Wi-Fi Alliance and was the Chairman of the Wi-Fi Alliance for the first two years, spreading the Wi-Fi story, building the Wi-Fi brand, and recruiting several influential companies into the group.
For the last decade, Phil has been an independent consultant working on a variety of projects including municipal broadband, smart grid, standards development, and high-density wireless product design.