SOURCE: 5G Americas

5G Americas

April 27, 2016 13:04 ET

5G Americas Welcomes Kathrein to Board of Governors

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - April 27, 2016) -  5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the election of Kathrein to its Board of Governors. Kathrein will join 15 of the wireless industry's leading operators and manufacturers on the Board to work on progressing 5G, and further advancement and innovation for LTE technology, in the Americas.

"Kathrein is a global leader in communication technologies with significant technology solutions in LTE antenna systems and we are pleased to welcome Kathrein as a distinguished member of our Board of Governors," announced Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas. "Advanced Antenna Systems will remain among key technologies in our next generation networks, and Kathrein's inclusion at 5G Americas will provide welcomed input towards a connected 5G world."

Kathrein's success story extends over almost an entire century of technology history. Delivering reliable, high-quality communication products that span a broad spectrum: from outdoor and indoor mobile communication solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to RFID and connected car solutions. 

"5G Americas has substantially contributed to the success of LTE mobile broadband in the Americas region, and now is providing leadership for 5G. We will work with the organization and the Board of Governors to continue towards 5G development and its deployment while innovating for LTE. We are excited to become a member and look forward to collaboration with other leading companies of the mobile broadband connected ecosystem," stated Jim Nevelle, President and CEO at Kathrein USA, Inc.

5G Americas' Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Mitel, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc., Telefónica and now Kathrein. 

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 and officially announced the change of the organization's name from 4G Americas on February 12, 2016. More information is available at www.5gamericas.org. Follow our news on Twitter at @5GAmericas and Facebook at www.facebook.com/5gamericas.

About Kathrein:

Kathrein is an innovation and technology leader in today's connected world. Our ability to provide solutions and systems enables people all over the world to communicate, access information and use media, whether at home, at the office or on the road. We cover a broad spectrum: from outdoor and indoor mobile communication solutions, to satellite reception, broadband and broadcast technology, to transmission and reception systems in vehicles. As a hidden champion and family-owned enterprise, we have been working on the technologies of tomorrow since 1919. We take pride in our dedicated employees and our passion for customers and quality. Find out more about Kathrein at http://www.kathreinusa.com/

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