Frankfurt, November 18th, 2010 – Last week during the Annual General Meeting, the NGMN Alliance appointed its new Board Members, elected for the period from 2010 to 2012 are:

§ Olivier Baujard
Chief Technology Officer, Deutsche Telekom AG

§ Thierry Bonhomme
Executive Vice President IT, Networks and Product Support, France Telecom – Orange

§ Sandro Dionisi
Head of TI Lab (Innovation and Engineering dpt), Telecom Italia S.p.A.

§ Jong Tae Ihm
Senior Vice President, Head of Institute of Network Technology (R&D Center), MNO Business, SK telecom Ltd.

§ Mitsunobu Komori
Executive Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, Member of Board of Directors, and Managing Director of R&D Center, NTT DOCOMO Inc.

§ Li Zhengmao
Executive Vice President, China Mobile Communications Corporation

§ Andy MacLeod
Director Group Networks, Vodafone Group Services

§ Kristin S. Rinne
Senior Vice President – Architecture & Planning, AT&T, Inc.

§ Bruce Rodin
Vice President Wireless Technology, Bell Canada Enterprises

§ Vicente San Miguel Maza
Global Chief Technology Officer, Telefónica S.A.

The first task of the new Board was to elect a Chairman, this honour went to Sandro Dionisi from Telecom Italia. In his first statement as Chairman, he expressed his appreciation for the outgoing Board’s achievements and for the leadership of the former Chairman Vivek Badrinath.

Mr. Dionisi stated: “I am honoured to be appointed as the Board Chairman of this global alliance devoted to matters related to the next generation of mobile networks.  The NGMN Alliance has shaped the industry and technology development in the last two years towards the successful launch of the first LTE networks. I am now looking forward to closely working with my colleagues strongly focusing on the future challenges of deployment, operations and technology evolution as defined in the Alliance’s strategic plan for the phase beyond 2010.”

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The NGMN Alliance ( is an open group of the world-leading operators, technology vendors and research institutes. The primary objective is to create a virtuous cycle of innovation, investment, and adoption of true mobile broadband services with attractive cost-performance ratios. About 60 partners have committed to this objective and are developing requirements to shape the evolution of the mobile ecosystem. In 2010 and 2011, the focus will be on challenges coming from system deployment, networks in operation multi-band/multi-mode devices, and future technology evolution. Achievements and the roadmap beyond 2010 will be presented at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in the joint GSMA/NGMN conference stream “Technology Evolution” on 17th February 2011.

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