Dermot O’Carroll, Rogers Cable Communications’ senior vice president of engineering and network operations, will be retiring at the end of May.
The announcement was made internally at Rogers Thursday, with a public announcement due shortly, O’Carroll told CED. Rogers has not yet had time to consider a successor.
At Rogers, he has been responsible for the technology, planning, engineering and operation of the company’s cable and wireless access networks, and for the integrated IP and transport networks.
He has overseen the rebuild of the entire cable network; the building and implementation of Rogers’ network operations center; and the introduction of new technologies such as Internet over cable, interactive digital television, VOD, digital phone service using PacketCable architecture and, most recently, switched digital video.
O’Carroll joined Rogers in November of 1995, after five years of working with Unitel Communications and another 15 before that with Bell Canada.
At Unitel, he was vice president of network services, responsible for the architecture, design, planning, implementation, management and operation of Unitel’s national telecommunications network.
He was born in Ireland and educated at the University College of Dublin, graduating in electrical engineering. He has served on the board of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).