OUR TEAM

Joe and Mike have a long successful working relationship that spans over 33 years giving PLTC over 65 years of combined experience in the telecommunications industry.   

This includes two-way radio systems, microwave and information transport systems (previously called “structured cabling”).

Our designers are BICSI-certified Registered Communications Distribution Designers (RCDDs). One holds an Outside Plant Specialty Certification, while the other holds the Network Transport Specialty Certification.

We regularly attend conferences, classes, webinars and seminars and read industry periodicals  to stay up to date on the latest codes, standards and products. 

JOE CONCEPCION, Managing Principal

Joe is one of two partners at Physical Layer Telecommunications Consulting, LLC (PLTC). Prior to PLTC, Joe provided telecommunications engineering for a global industrial enterprise ranked in Fortune’s Global Top 10 and a telecommunications corporation in the top 50. Throughout his career, he has held assignments in North America in both staff and management positions.

Projects included green field construction, major remodeling of existing facilities and system upgrades in office, field and industrial plant environments, disaster recovery center, lab for IT research and development and network administration training. He has started several technical support teams and integrated global voice networks in several enterprise acquisitions. With his PLTC partner, Joe authored the global physical layer standard for an industrial enterprise company, which is still in use today.

  • BS in Electronics Engineering from Santa Clara University
  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
  • Holds the Outside Plant Specialty (OSP) endorsement to the RCDD
  • Holds Federal Communications Commission License
  • Member - Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)
  • Member - Uptime Institute a Global Data Center Authority

MIKE PATTERSON, Managing Principal

Mike is also a partner at Physical Layer Telecommunications Consulting, LLC (PLTC). Mike has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications field. Prior to PLTC, Mike provided telecommunications engineering for a global industrial enterprise ranked in Fortune’s Global Top 10 and a telecommunications corporation in the top 50.

Throughout his career he has held assignments in Africa, Asia and North America in both staff and management positions. Projects included green field construction, major remodeling of existing facilities and system upgrades in office, field and industrial plant environments. Mike has designed and implemented voice radio and microwave systems ranging from a few handheld radios to complete multi-channel trunked radio systems. With his PLTC partner, Mike authored the global physical layer standard for the above industrial enterprise, which is still in use today.

  • BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) - Magna Cum Laude
  • Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in California
  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
  • Holds the Network Transport Specialty (NTS) endorsement to the RCDD
  • Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member - National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Member - California Society of Professional Engineers (CSPE)
  • Member - Building Industry Consulting Services International (BICSI)

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