Professor Edwin Candy cut his teeth helping build command and control radio systems in his native Australia. He worked for the Australian subsidiary of Pye, the Cambridge UK-based electronics company. He spent a year seconded to Digital Equipment Corporation in the USA where he learned about computer architectures. By the 1980s he was a business manager at Philips which had taken over Pye. He moved to the UK in 1987 and conceived and created the Universal Mobile Telephone System 3G specification with 25 partners. This standard was the basis for 3G mobile communications incorporating Internet services. Today he spent time with Richard Sharpe talking about his life and career.