SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Devicescape today announced the appointment of Arun Sarin to its Board of Directors. Sarin, former CEO of Vodafone Group Plc, also serves on the boards of Cisco Systems, Safeway, Inc. and Charles Schwab and is a trustee for the Blum Center for Developing Economies at the University of California, Berkeley. He brings over 30 years of telecommunications leadership experience to Devicescape.
"I am thrilled to have Arun join Devicescape's board," said Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser. "From fueling innovation with technology suppliers to running one of the largest mobile operators in the world, he knows our industry inside and out. This appointment is coming at the perfect time as the company executes its next phase of growth."
Sarin formerly served as CEO of Vodafone from 2003-2008. Prior to that, he held chief executive positions with Accel-KKR Telecom, InfoSpace, Inc. and AirTouch International. In March 2010, Sarin received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Sarin has an MS in engineering and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.
"Devicescape enables operators to provide their customers with an enhanced mobile experience and to substantially lower costs," said Sarin. "As public Wi-Fi becomes an increasingly important part of carriers' network strategies, Devicescape is uniquely positioned for significant growth."
Devicescape offers intelligent network selection and the world's largest Curated Virtual Network (CVN) of amenity Wi-Fi hotspots, enabling mobile operators to magnify capacity-reach while elevating the "always best connected" experience. Last week, the company announced it is on track to grow its CVN to over 100 million Wi-Fi access points worldwide over the next five years.
Devicescape will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at Stand 2A105 in Hall 2 from February 25-28, 2013. The company's Curator Service has been shortlisted for the GSMA's 2013 Global Mobile Awards for "Best Cloud Based Technology for Mobile"; winners will be announced at the show on Tuesday, February 26. For more information or to book a briefing or to view a demonstration of the Curator Service at the Devicescape suite, please contact Devicescape@engagepr.com. Follow Mobile World Congress and Devicescape's activity on Twitter at @GSMA and @Devicescape and through the official hashtag, #MWC13.
Devicescape moves beyond Wi-Fi Offload and uniquely combines intelligent network selection with the world's largest curated virtual network of high-quality Wi-Fi hotspots. This enables mobile operators to magnify their capacity-reach and elevate the "always best connected" experience. Headquartered in San Bruno, California, Devicescape is privately held by leading venture capital companies including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, August Capital, JAFCO Ventures, and Enterprise Partners. For more information go online to www.devicescape.com.