Mobile Gurus


Mobile Gurus:

Leaders of Businesses in the field of Mobile Devices and Wireless Technology.
These are the Men and Women that have created, nurtured, and influenced the Mobile and Wireless Industries the most.

 

Hedy Lamarr

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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress and was notable as co-inventor, with composer George Antheil, of an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping. Its was so vital to national defense that gov’t. officials wouldn’t allow publication of its details. In 1997, they were honoured with special awards for their “trail-blazing development of a technology that has become a key component of wireless data systems. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

George Antheil

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George Antheil

In 1941 George Antheil co-patented a “Secret Communications System” with actress Hedy Lamarr that used a code (stored on a punched paper tape) to synchronize random frequencies, referred to as frequency hopping, with a receiver and transmitter. This technique, which is now known as spread spectrum, is now widely used in telecommunications. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Andy Rubin

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Andy Rubin

Andrew E. “Andy” Rubin is the co-founder and former CEO of Android Inc. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google, where he oversaw development of Android, an open-source operating system for smartphones. He has 17 patents for his inventions. On 13 March 2013, Larry Page announced in a blog post that Andy Rubin had moved from the Android division to take on new projects at Google. He was replaced by Sundar Pichai, Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon (Samsung)

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon – Vice Chairman & CEO Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The Vice Chairman continues to lead the Device Solutions Division of Samsung Electronics, which consists of the 3 component businesses: Memory, System LSI and LED. Dr. Kwon has played a pivotal role in Samsung Electronics’ rapid advance in the semiconductor industry. In December of 2011, he was promoted to Vice Chairman of Samsung Electronics. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Dr. Sanjay Jha

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Dr. Sanjay Jha

Sanjay Jha is the former Chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility . Jha earned a compensation of $8,462,544. After the Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility he would receive $13.2 million in cash and $52.5 million in stock options/shares. The cash component of the Golden Parachute included $10.8 million in severance pay and a $2.4 million bonus. The cash portion is equal to 3 times his base salary/bonus. Jha stepped down after the deal was completed. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

John Chen

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John Chen

John S. Chen born July 1, 1955, Hong Kong) is the CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. Previously, he served as the chief executive officer and president of Sybase, an independent software vendor specializing in data management, analytics, and mobility technology. He is currently a director of Wells Fargo & Company and Walt Disney Company. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

John Mitchell

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John F. Mitchell

John F. Mitchell – Motorola President and COO was an electronics engineer. He led the pioneering development and implementation of the Motorola mobile phone technology producing the first portable transistorized pager and cell phone. The driving force behind the establishment of the Motorola University. He shaped the creation of nearly all of the wireless communications industries in the latter half of the 20th century. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

John J. Legere

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John  J. Legere

John J. Legere is a businessman who is the Chief Executive Officer and President of T-Mobile US. He has previously served as an executive for AT&T,Dell, Global Crossing, and serves on the CTIA Board of Directors. Legere was appointed as the new CEO for T-Mobile USA (now T-Mobile US) in September 2012, and has since been noted for T-Mobile’s “uncarrier” approach to contract-free wireless networks. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Larry Page

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Larry Page

Lawrence (Larry) Page – CEO Google is an American business magnate and computer scientist who is the co-founder of Google, alongside Sergey Brin. On April 4, 2011, Page succeeded Eric Schmidt as the CEO of Google. Page is the inventor of PageRank, the foundation of Google’s search ranking algorithm, and he and Brin own approximately 16 percent of Google’s stock. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Martin Cooper

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Martin Cooper

Dr. Martin Cooper is a pioneer and visionary in the wireless communications industry. With 11 patents in the field, he is recognized as an innovator in radio spectrum management. At Motorola in the 1970s, he conceived the 1st hand-held mobile phone and led the team that developed it and brought it to market. He is considered the “father of the cell phone” and is the 1st person in history to make a hand-held cellular phone call in public. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

 Arlene Harris

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Arlene Harris, the “First Lady of Wireless,”is an entrepreneur, inventor, investor and policy advocate. Her career spans a lifetime of innovation in mobile services and systems technology and later, wireless consumer products and services. She built many successful companies, pioneered many of the early cellular industry standards and holds numerous issued wireless communications patents. She is the first woman inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame. She is married to Martin Cooper. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Rajeev Suri

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Rajeev Suri

Rajeev Suri is the CEO of Nokia. Before the current assignment in May 2014, he was the CEO of Nokia Solutions and Networks since 2009 and held various positions in Nokia since 1995. Suri became the CEO of Nokia when the sale of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft Mobile was completed. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology and worked for multinational corporations in India and Nigeria before joining Nokia. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Satya Nadella

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Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella is the current CEO of Microsoft. Before becoming CEO of Microsoft, he was Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company’s Computing Platforms, Developer Tools and Cloud Computing Services. At Microsoft he has led major projects including the company’s move to cloud computing and development of one of the largest cloud infrastructures in the world. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Stephen Elop

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Stephen Elop

Stephen Elop (born in Canada) is the Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Devices & Services business unit. He has worked in Nokia as the first non-Finn CEO and later as Executive Vice President, Devices & Services, as well as the head of the Microsoft Business Division, as the COO of Juniper Networks, as the president of worldwide field operations at Adobe Systems, in several senior positions in Macromedia and as the CIO at Boston Chicken Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Steve Jobs

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Steven“Steve” Jobs

Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he is widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields. Jobs also co-founded and served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the board of directors of The Walt Disney Company in 2006, when Disney acquired Pixar. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Tim  Cook

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Timothy Donald “Tim” Cook

Timothy Donald “Tim” Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as SVP of Worldwide Operations and also served as EVP of Worldwide Sales and Operations and was COO until he was named the CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, succeeding Steve Jobs. Cook had previously served as acting CEO of Apple after Jobs began medical leave in January 2011.In early 2012, he was awarded compensation of 1 million shares, vesting in 2016 and 2021, by Apple’s Board of Directors.As of 2012, Cook’s total compensation package of US$378 million makes him the highest paid CEO in the world. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Steve Wozniak

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Stephen Gary”Steve”Wozniak(born August 11, 1950),known as “Woz”, is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmerwho co-founded Apple Computer (now Apple Inc.) with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both the Apple Iand Apple IIcomputers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Ronald Wayne

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Ronald Gerald Wayne  (born May 17, 1934) is a retired American electronics industry worker. He co-founded Apple Computer (now  Apple Inc.) with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, providing key administrative oversight for the new venture. He soon, however, gave up his share of the new company for a total of US$800.By September 2012, Apple became the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, with an estimated value of US$626 billion. Had he kept his 10% stock it would have been worth over $35 billion in August 2011. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Sundar Pichai

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Sundar Pichai, is an Indian businessman and a senior vice president at Google, where he oversees Android, Chrome and Google Apps. On 13 March 2013, Pichai added Android to the Google products he oversees. Android was formerly managed by Andy Rubin. He was rumored to be one of the contenders for the CEO position of Microsoft in 2014. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Sergey Brin

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Sergey Brin (Russian) is an American computer scientist and internet entrepreneur who, with Larry Page, co-founded Google, one of the most profitable Internet companies. As of June 2014, his personal wealth was estimated to be US$ 30 billion. Together, Brin and Page own about 16 percent of the company.  Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Clayton Niles

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Clayton Niles is a Radio telecommunications pioneer and former Chairman of Communications Industries (acquired by Pacific Telesis Group). Niles began his wireless career in 1948. He played a critical role in securing interconnection for the radio common carrier (RCC) industry and in convincing the FCC to open cellular applications to RCCs, as well as telephone companies. Inducted to the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2011. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Morgan O’Brien

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Morgan O’Brien is a pioneer in wireless media. He helped shape the wireless industry throughout his career. Co-Fdr/Chmn of Nextel Comm., early advocate within FCC for land mobile communications services, champion of improving public safety communications. As Co-Fdr/Chmn of Nextel Comm, Inc. he led the creation of the 1st all-digital nationwide wireless network (Nextel National Network using iDEN technology) and brought PTT communication to mass business/consumer markets. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice 

Ted Rogers

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In 1960, Ted Rogers bought all the shares in radio station CHFI. That pioneered the use of FM when only 5% of homes had FM receivers. By 1967, Rogers Communications had grown into one of Canada’s largest media conglomerates. Ted owned the Toronto Blue Jays since 2000, when he purchased 80% of the club. The Blue Jays’ ballpark, SkyDome, was renamed Rogers Centre when he bought the stadium. In 2006, Rogers was inducted into Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

 Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos is a business magnate/investor. A technology entrepreneur who plays a key role in the growth of e-commerce as the Founder/CEO of Amazon.com. At his guidance, Amazon is the largest retailer on the World Wide Web and a top model for Internet sales. Amazon’s tablet, Kindle Fire HDX, has lots of new features, including Mayday, that allows users to video chat with tech support/fix devices from anywhere. He purchased The Washington Post newspaper. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Jay Kitchen

http://www.pinterest.com/Mobile1stChoice/Jay Kitchen – FCC wireless telecom policy advisor; wireless association leader of National Association of Business and Educational Radio (NABER) and Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA). He advanced wireless policy during a turbulent period of technological change. Do association execs understand how it all works? Not just politics, but technology that helps industry exist in the 1st place. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2007. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Richard Lynch

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Richard Lynch, is Pres. of FB Associates LLC., he was Exec. VP of Enterprisewide Strategic Technology Initiatives at Verizon Communications Inc., Verizon Wireless, Cellco Partnership Inc., Bell Atlantic Mobile, Bell Atlantic NYNEX Mobile, Chairman of TranSwitch Corp., Chairman of the Wireless Data Forum. He’s been at the forefront of wireless data solutions. With CDPD he led Bell Atlantic Mobile’s build of 1 of the largest CDPD networks in the US. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Raj Singh

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Raj Singh was a key advisor as consulting engineer to early cellular operators to enhance network design/increase capacity, and provided testing and analysis during the industry’s transition to digital technologies. Singh held cellular licenses in Latin America and India and brought wireless service to those markets. Additionally, he co-Founded Appex, 1of the first wireless roaming clearinghouses in the U.S., which was sold to Electronic Data Systems (EDS). Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Robert Marino

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Robert Marino – Former President and 1st employee of United TeleSpectrum (now Sprint), also served as President of cellular companies including Compania de Radiocomunicaciones Moviles (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Houston Cellular Telephone Company (now part of AT&T Mobility), and the Northeast Region of Nextel Communications (now Sprint). Inducted to the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2011. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Wayne Schelle

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Wayne Schelle launched ARTS experimental cellular system in Wash./Balt. In 1980. It became the 2nd live cellular network; awarded 1st experimental PCS license and launched 1st PCS system in U.S.. His gut instinct that cellular communications was about to take-off, He pushed to build the 1st cellular system in the US. DC’s 1st cellular system became operational in 1981. Schelle never looked back after that. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2005. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Kris Rinne

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Kris Rinne has over 30 years of experience in the telecom industry, Her early leadership in deploying GSM technology set the stage for the success of the 3GPP family of technologies. She has served many roles at AT&T, where she is currently SVP – Network Technologies, AT&T Labs, and oversaw the HSPA roll-out. She formerly held the position of VP Technology Strategy for SBC Wireless and Managing Director/Operations at Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Stanley Sigman

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Stanley T. Sigman is a Former Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Mobility who formed the partnership with Steve Jobs and Apple that introduced the iPhone; a member of President George W. Bush’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; Georgia Research Advisory Board; Georgia Institute of Technology Advisory Board; Former Chairman of the Board of CTIA. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2010. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Wayne Perry

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Wayne Perry was President/Founder/co-Founder of 2 wireless companies, McCaw Cellular and Edge Wireless. Overseeing McCaw’s merger with AT&T Wireless Services, He served as Vice-Chairman of AT&T Wireless Services. He joined NEXTLINK Communications as CEO/Vice Chairman before co-Founding Edge Wireless. He was instrumental in forming the wireless industry’s trade group (CTIA) and in pioneering the deployment of digital wireless technologies in rural markets. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt

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Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt’s expertise/leadership drove the development of advanced wireless technologies that catapulted the cellular industry into the Internet and broadband era. He played a key role in the development of standards that transitioned the industry from analog to digital, and is widely recognized for his contributions to the GSM standard. He pioneered work in development of 3G and LTE. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Arnold Pohs

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Arnold Pohs Chairman/CEO of CommNet Cellular, Inc., Former Chairman of CTIA – The Wireless Association and the CTIA Wireless Foundation. He was a champion of rural wireless, building a network of rural systems. A respected industry leader and a strong advocate before the FCC and Congress on industry issues. Inducted to the Wireless Hall of Fame .Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

John Stanton

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John Stanton is Founder of Trilogy Partners; Director of Clearwire Corporation; Founder/CEO of Western Wireless Corporation; Chairman/Director of T-Mobile USA; COO and Vice Chairman of McCaw Cellular. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame. Former Chairman/CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, and former Chairman of the CTIA. John is listed as #840 in the Forbes 2007 “Richest People” study. It is estimated his net worth US$1.1 billion. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Thomas Carter

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Thomas Carter invented the Carterfone, a coupler for radio communications that attached to the public switched network. It manually connects a two-way radio system to the telephone system, allowing someone on the radio to talk to someone on the phone. Carter fought a battle that led to the landmark Carterfone decision which allowed other devices to be connected directly to the AT&T network. Inducted posthumously to the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2001. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Craig Farrill

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Craig Farrill has a long record of leadership and experience in the wireless industry. Early in his 38-year career, he worked with Communications Industries, one of the 1st modern wireless companies. He served as Chief Technology Officer for major international wireless carriers including Vodafone AirTouch Plc, PacTel Corp. and AirTouch Communications. He is a founder of (CDG), an international industry association furthering digital wireless technology. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Nick Kauser

Nick Kauser

Nick Kauser – Chief Technology Officer of 4 major wireless carriers including Rogers Cantel, McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless Services, and Clearwire Corporation, which he also co-Founded. He built the first nationwide network across both Canada and the United States. He led U.S. standards processes, aggressively explored new technologies, and set the basis for nationwide automatic roaming. He was inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2011. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Mark Warner

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Mark Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate from the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as Governor. Before entering public office, Mark Warner was Managing Dir. of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, and invested in many start-ups in the cellular telephone business. One of the initial investors in FleetCall, a company that became Nextel. With these ventures, he either founded or co-founded of MRW Enterprises, Capital Cellular, and Columbia Cellular. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice 

Thomas Wheeler

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Thomas Wheeler was President of NABU Network, before spending a number of years creating or running several different technology start-ups. He became the CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association. From 2005 Wheeler was a technology entrepreneur and executive at Core Capital Partners. Originally considered a front-runner for the position, Wheeler was confirmed as the new Federal Communications Commission Chief. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

Dennis Strigl

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Dennis Strigl was Former President and COO of Verizon Communications; President and CEO of Verizon Wireless responsible for operations at Verizon Telecom, Verizon Wireless and Verizon Business. President of Ameritech Mobile Communications; President/CEO of Bell Atlantic Mobile, and Group President and CEO of Bell Atlantic Global Wireless, the company’s domestic and international wireless portfolio. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2004. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Samuel Ginn

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Samuel Ginn is a pioneer in the wireless communications industry and is a retired Chairman and CEO of Vodafone AirTouch, PLC. A $25M gift to the AU College of Engineering helped fund a wireless engineering degree program. It helped vault Auburn into an elite wireless research and teaching institution. The college was renamed the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering. Ginn was elected a Director of Chevron Corp. He is a retired Chairman of the board of Vodafone AirTouch, PLC. #Mobile1stChoice  Mobile1stChoice.com

Robert Galvin

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Robert “Bob” Galvin was a Chairman/President of Motorola Inc.. He created the Galvin Electricity Initiative, an organiz. dedicated to transforming the electrical grid to meet Six Sigma standards of quality. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame. He was the son of the founder of Motorola, Paul Galvin. Under his leadership, Motorola sales had grown from $216.6 million to $6.7 billion .Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

John Palmer

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John Palmer – Founder of Mobile Communications Corp. of America a national paging carrier and early cellular licensee; Co-Founder of Skytel Communications, Inc. Serves as President-Franchise Devel. of GoWireless, the largest owner/operator of Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer stores. Served as Pres. South. Cal. Region of Cellco Partnership, Inc. (doing business as Verizon Wireless, Inc.) Worked for Verizon 30 years, served as President South. Cal. Region for Verizon Wireless. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

Amos Joel

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Amos Joel was an AT&T Bell Labs engineer/inventor who designed/patented automated mobile switching that revolutionized mobile communications and made cellular telephone service possible. He’s the “father of switching” and has over 70 patents. He was responsible for the (TSPS) used to automate the work of telephone operators. It made mobile telephony widely available by allowing masses of callers to use the small number of available frequencies simultaneously. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

James Dwyer Jr.

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James Dwyer Jr., a pioneer in the wireless industry. A visionary and serial entrepreneur, Dwyer played an instrumental role in the growth and rise of the cellular telecommunications industry worldwide. Dwyer launched some of the earliest cellular systems in top U.S. markets. When he launched American Cellular Telephone Corp. in Indianapolis on Feb. 3, 1984, it was the third cellular system in the country and the first built for commercial service. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

Jai Bhagat

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Jai Bhagat is a long time pioneer in wireless communications. Since August 2003, Jai Bhagat has been a Director and Vice Chairman of Axesstel, Inc. (AMEX: AFT), a developer of fixed-wireless voice and data products for the worldwide telecommunications market. Previously, he was a co-Founder of SkyTel Communications, Inc., where he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

Brian Fontes

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Brian Fontes – Chief Executive Officer of the National Emergency Number Association; executive of AT&T Wireless and CTIA; FCC chief of staff; led U.S. delegation at 1995 World Radio Conference in Geneva with rank of Ambassador and served three years as Chairman of Communication Regulatory Agency for Bosnia Herzegovina. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2006. #Mobile1stChoice  Mobile1stChoice.com

LeRoy T. Carlson

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LeRoy T. Carlson – Founder of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), a holding company TDS now provides wireless, local and long-distance and broadband services in 36 states through its business units U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom; International Engineering Consortium Fellow. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2010. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

Mal Gurian

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Mal Gurian – President of Mal Gurian Associates; Chief Executive Officer of Oki Telecom, the first cellular phone manufacturer to receive FCC type certification; Chairman of Authentix Network and SimplySay. President of Cellcom Cellular. President Emeritus of the Radio Club of America. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2003. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

Dale Hatfield

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Dale Hatfield has worked tirelessly on spectrum management issues and telecom reform for nearly four decades. Early in his career, he worked for the FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and then left to form Hatfield Associations in 1982. In 1997, he returned to the FCC as chief technologist and then as chief of its office of engineering. He retired in December 2000. Inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame in 2003. #Mobile1stChoice Mobile1stChoice.com

William G. McGowan

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William G. McGowan was an American entrepreneur, and Founder and Chairman of MCI Communications. His role as leader of MCI also caused him to play an important role in the breakup of AT&T while growing the startup company into US$9.5 billion in revenue entity that controlled 16% of the American domestic and international long distance market. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Richard Wiley

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Richard Wiley served as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where he advocated increased competition and lessened regulation in the communications field. He played a pivotal role in the development of HDTV in the United States, serving from 1987 -1995 as Chairman of the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service. Founder of Wiley Rein, LLP law firm; FCC general counsel and commissioner; FCC chairman under 3 U.S. Presidents. Mobile1stChoice.com #Mobile1stChoice

Craig McCaw

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Craig McCaw Fdr. of McCaw Cellular Comm. Fdr/Chmn Clearwire Corp. Fdr/Chmn/CEO of Eagle River Invest. After buying MCI’s cellular wing, McCaw sold the company to Cooke Cablevision. He sold McCaw Cellular to AT&T Corp. for $B11.5. Renamed AT&T Wireless. AT&T Wireless was sold to Cingular in 2004 to become the nation’s largest wireless carrier. He formed Nextel Partners, Inc. and was later acquired by Sprint Nextel Inc. for $B6.5, after a $B36 merger with Nextel and Sprint Corp. #Mobile1stChoice

Bon Moo-Koo

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Bon Moo-Koo has been the Chmn of LG Corp. since Feb. 22, 1995 and has been its Co-CEO since Jan.1, 2009. He is a new generation corporate leader of LG, one of the largest business corporations based in Korea. After serving in key management/executive positions in LG for over 20 years. Mr. Koo first joined LG as a Manager of LG Chemical in 1975. His managerial responsibilities for planning and exports led him to the position of Exec. Dir. in 1980.#Mobile1stChoice

 

 Yu-Sig Kang

#Mobile1stChoiceYu-Sig Kang has been the CEO of LG Corp., since January 1, 2009. Mr. Kang served as Head of LG Executive Office for Corporate Restructuring at LG Corp. since 2002. He served as the CEO of LG Corp. since March 2003. He serves as Chief Operating Officer of LG Corp. Mr. Kang served as an Executive Vice President of LG Semiconductor and President and Head of LG Restructuring. He served as Head of LG Executive-Office for Corporate  Restructuring of LG Chem Investment Ltd. #Mobile1stChoice

Juno Cho

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Juno Cho serves as the President and CEO of LG Corporation. He served as the President of LG Electronics Mobilecomm USA Inc. He served as Exec. VP at LG Corporation. He’s an 18-year veteran of LG Electronics. His career with LG began in 1986, moving up to the position of VP in the LG Chmn’s office within 10 years. Mr. Cho oversaw LG Mobile Phones North American development, manufacturing/marketing efforts, as well as strategic planning/carrier relationships/business development. #Mobile1stChoice

 Cher Wang

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Cher Wang is a Taiwanese entrepreneur and philanthropist born in Taipei, Taiwan. As co-founder and chairperson (since 2007) of HTC Corporation—which manufactured one out of every six smartphones sold in the United States and integrated chipset maker VIA Technologies, and is considered one of the most powerful and successful women in technology. #Mobile1stChoice

Fred Liu

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Fred Liu served as interim COO and was the President of Engineering & Operations (HTC), he is retiring after a 16 year stint at the company. Fred Liu was responsible for steering the hardware and software design at HTC, leaving the lauded One phones and Sense as part of his legacy at HTC.#Mobile1stChoice

 Randall Stephenson

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Randall Stephenson is an American business executive. Stephenson is the current Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Inc. He succeeded Edward E. Whitacre,Jr.in 2007. He was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, which he joined in 1982. He was elected as a Director of AT&T Inc. in June 2005. He also serves as a Director of AT&T Mobility and Emerson Electric Co. #Mobile1stChoice