Emeritus Professor Reginald Paul (Reg) Coutts (1949–2021)

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Peter Gerrand https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1732-0380


Obituary, Reg Coutts, History of Australian telecommunications


This obituary celebrates the many contributions of Emeritus Professor Reg Coutts (1949–2021) to telecommunications, to ICT innovation and to the Australian industry associations in which he had key leadership roles. The article quotes comments from many of Reg’s co-workers at different stages of his multi-faceted career.


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