About Us


DCmobility: Proven Wireless Expertise


DCmobility is a specialized professional services firm with a depth of strategic, analytical and technical experience in wireless communications. With a combined 100 years of industry know-how, we are skilled in the development and deployment of wireless communication services, networks, and products for business and government.
Strategy, by its very nature, is broad. Most clients understand how they define success, but are challenged to create and execute operational plans to meet their goals. That’s where DCmobility can help. With a relentless focus on execution, we advance complex and technically difficult projects by:


DCmobility works with each client, understanding their specific requirements, and tailoring solutions to their needs.



Leadership



A 30-year veteran in landline, cellular, and satellite telephony, Mr. Caplan has led substantial programs in network technology, engineering, product development, and network operations. He has held executive positions in firms ranging from Fortune 50 to small startups.

Subsequent to founding DCmobility, Mr. Caplan served as Chief Network Officer for SkyTerra, LLC, a mobile satellite services provider serving the U.S. and Canada. While there, Mr. Caplan oversaw network technology and operations. Under his leadership, his team developed the technology and spectrum solutions to provide an integrated satellite/terrestrial network and create integrated chipsets and end-user devices. Mr. Caplan partnered with Qualcomm, Alcatel-Lucent, and others to create the new EGAL airlink protocol that allows satellite and terrestrial services to elegantly coexist within the Qualcomm chipset ecosystem.

Prior to SkyTerra, Mr. Caplan served as Vice President of National Network Services at Nextel, responsible for engineering, operations, and technology development. He launched numerous industry-first network services, such as nationwide Push-to-Talk, Locations Services, and Packet Data Services and a large number of new handsets. He also managed Nextel’s telco spend; his overall financial responsibility exceeded $1B annually.
After graduating from Georgetown University with degrees in Economics and Mathematics, Mr. Caplan began his career at MCI, serving in a variety of engineering and operational positions in the core Long Distance division. Late in his tenure, he headed up engineering for MCI’s new startup in the CLEC space, MCImetro, where he launched MCI’s first local services products and services.
A 20-year veteran in the wireless and satellite industry, Mr. Lele has extensive experience in product and systems development. He has managed multimillion-dollar development programs for terminal development, new feature introductions, and chipset integration programs, as well as for the development and deployment of new networks.

Prior to joining DCmobility, Mr. Lele served as Director of Terminal Development for LightSquared (formerly MSV/SkyTerra), where he managed a highly specialized team that developed integrated hybrid satellite/terrestrial L-band devices.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Mr. Lele began his wireless career at Motorola in a rotational program that exposed him to many of the critical roles in RF engineering, manufacturing technical operations, and field deployment/technical account management. Subsequently, he was recruited by Nextel and lead several terminal development teams that were responsible for integrating industry-first into devices, including Packet Data, Push-to-Talk enhancements, device applications (GPS, browsing, gaming), new chipsets, and new codecs.
Recognized for his sharp focus on program management, Mr. Newberry is a 20-year veteran in the wireless industry. He has managed countless complex technical projects involving multiple vendors and internal teams handling various aspects of the project. His substantial hands-on experience enables him to manage programs that maximize business benefits throughout each phase of the product lifecycle: product and architecture definition, development, deployment and service delivery.

Prior to joining DCmobility, Mr. Newberry was a senior consultant at ACTA Wireless in the Business and Product Strategy practice, providing product strategy, specification development, and implementation consult. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions at TerreStar Networks as Director of Product Management and at Nextel as Director of Product Management.
Mr. Klonoski is a 15-year terrestrial and satellite wireless industry veteran, who prior to joining DCmobility, led efforts for L-band device standards in 3GPP/RAN5 at LightSquared (formerly MSV/SkyTerra). During his tenure, he crafted the process for testing and type acceptance of first-of-a-kind dual mode satellite and LTE devices.

Mr. Klonoski has a BSEE from Washington State University and began his career at Nextel working in network planning, installation and optimization of the iDEN network. He then managed Nextel’s device testing team that successfully accepted over 75 devices for customer launch during his tenure. In support of this effort, Mr. Klonoski led the development of a state-of-the-art device testing and certification facility.
Mr. Mehmood is a 15-year terrestrial and satellite wireless industry veteran, who comes to DCmobility from LightSquared (formerly MSV/SkyTerra), where he served as a key consultant. During his tenure, he worked on a variety of 3G/4G/Satellite-capable devices. In addition, he worked with Sprint Nextel on LTE/LTE-Advanced systems development and deployment in support of the Network Vision program. Previously, Mr. Mehmood worked at Iridium as the chief systems engineer on the Marine Corps state-of-the-art global PTT system, known as the Distributed Tactical Communications System.

A graduate of Virginia Tech, Mr. Mehmood began his career as an RF engineer at Nextel. He subsequently moved into the mobile satellite services industry as a systems development subject matter expert at TerreStar, working on the Ancillary Terrestrial Component of the network. He also served in a variety of other functions, including user equipment hardware/software development and lab and test management. Mr. Mehmood was a key member of the team that developed the first of its kind Dual Mode Satellite smartphone.