T-Mobile USA’s Neville Ray to Serve as 4G Americas’ Chairperson
January 05 2011
BELLEVUE, Wash. –
4G Americas, a wireless industry trade association representing the 3GPP family of technologies, today announced that Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer for T-Mobile USA, has been re-elected to serve as 2011 Chairperson of the 4G Americas’ Board of Governors. The Board also has re-elected Jean-Louis Carrara, Vice President of Business Development at Gemalto to serve another term as the organization’s Treasurer in 2011.
“It is our privilege to have Neville Ray serve another term as Chairperson of the Board of Governors for 4G Americas. Additionally, we are honored to have Jean-Louis Carrara continue his service as 4G Americas’ Treasurer in 2011,” said Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. “The strategic guidance provided by the 19 leading companies that comprise the 4G Americas Board of Governors has greatly contributed to the success of the 3GPP family of technologies and wireless industry in the Americas region. I anticipate that 2011 will continue to show extremely strong growth, progress and success for the industry.”
Ray has extensive experience in the telecommunications industry with over 20 years in the design, deployment and operational management of wireless networks in the USA and worldwide. His experience includes all aspects of wireless network design and deployment, including radio planning and optimization. Ray is responsible for the management of the national T-Mobile network in the United States, covering 96 percent of Americans, serving more than 33 million customers and encompassing over 48,000 cell site facilities. Today, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 4G network is available in more than 80 major metropolitan areas. In 2011, T-Mobile plans to double the speed of its 4G network delivering theoretical peak download speeds of up to 42 Mbps.
Carrara, Vice President of Business Development for Gemalto’s Telecommunications division, is responsible for the deployment of new telecom product lines and service businesses for North America. With a customer network of 450 operators, Gemalto secures over 1.8 billion people worldwide with unique digital identity solutions, offering trusted and convenient products, software and services. Partnering with the leading U.S. mobile operators, Carrara and his team currently focus on Long Term Evolution (LTE), Machine-to-Machine (M2M), Near Field Communications (NFC) and mobile financial service opportunities. Carrara has served on the Board of Governors of 4G Americas for seven years.
4G Americas’ Board of Governors members include: Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, Andrew Solutions, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Ericsson, Gemalto, HP, Huawei, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, Openwave, Powerwave, Qualcomm, Research In Motion (RIM), Rogers, Shaw Communications, T-Mobile USA and Telefónica.
About 4G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Mobile Broadband Technology
4G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization’s mission is to promote, facilitate and advocate for the deployment and adoption of the 3GPP family of technologies throughout the Americas. 4G Americas contributes to the successful commercial rollout of 3GPP mobile broadband technologies across the Americas and their place as the No. 1 technology family in the region. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 4G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas. More information is available at www.4gamericas.org.
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