CEO & Co - Founder
Prior to Arqueiro, Steve was one of the founding members of ON Telecom (a fixed-wireless operator in the State of Sao Paulo), and he served as Project Director for the rollout of their 4G fixed services. Within 7 months of the first-ever 4G connection, a call was made from an ON Telecom residential customer in the City of Campinas, Brazil to the offices of George Soros, the principle investor for ON Telecom in New York.
Three hundred sites were then built and deployed by ON within 2 years using the principle concepts that Arqueiro is offering - shared towers linked by digital high capacity microwave links and broadband services.
Prior to ON Telecom, Steve has worked for all the major vendors, such as Nortel, Huawei, Nokia, Ericsson and Alcatel. He has run full turnkey projects all over Brazil for operators such as Oi, TIM, Claro and Vivo (with a 2 year stint in Australia for Telstra). Originally from London, UK he graduated when British Telecom was being privatized, which was the seed for him to apply his knowledge in Brazil when it started to go through the same phase some 10 years later. He prides himself in delivering projects with minimum headcount, always under budget, but not jeopardizing the quality of the end product.
Steve has an ONC and HNC in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and is a member of the Project Manager Institute.