BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - December 21, 2016) - 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced that Tom Keathley, Senior Vice President for Architecture and Design at AT&T has been re-elected to serve as the 2017 Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors. The Board has also re-elected Hans Ovesen, Director, Group Function and Government, Industry Relations at Ericsson, to serve as the organization's Treasurer.
"We are honored to have Tom Keathley serve as Chairman of 5G Americas Board of Governors and are enthusiastic about his leadership in this rapidly progressing time in the development of our 5th generation of wireless technology," remarked Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas. "Our organization has been actively working to progress 5G development over the past several years and keep our region as a world technology leader and Tom's vast wireless experience will be an important ingredient to the associations success in 2017."
Tom Keathley has been active in telecommunications for more than 31 years and is Senior Vice President for Architecture and Design at AT&T where he is responsible for the delivery of their mobility network as well as wireless device requirements and certification. This will be his second term as Chairman of 5G Americas.
"Working with the Board at 5G Americas and seeing the impact of the association on the positive developments in the wireless industry, particularly in the Americas region, has proven to be very worthwhile for me and AT&T," commented Tom Keathley. "I am pleased to serve on the Board leadership at 5G Americas and facilitate strategic initiatives for the Americas region."
Chris Pearson also stated, "We are privileged by the years of service to our organization by Hans Ovesen, our Treasurer, and commend his ongoing commitment to our organization and the growth and success of the global mobile wireless industry."
Hans Ovesen has been with Ericsson for more than 25 years and is responsible for the company's work with numerous global industry groups and organizations. Ovesen has been active with 5G Americas Board of Governors for over ten years and his continued leadership supports an international vision to Board.
5G Americas' Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Kathrein, Mitel, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.
About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org.
5G Americas has partnered with FierceWireless at CES in Las Vegas on January 6, 2017 to get the inside track on the next-generation wireless market and the 5G opportunity. More information on the event is available at The Top Use Cases for 5G.
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