February 23, 2015 12:00 ET

ASSIA CEO Dr. John Cioffi to Lead The Marconi Society's "Spectrum Choices" Webinar

Webinar to Give Expert Insight Into the Challenges of How to Divide and Allocate New Spectrum

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 23, 2015) - ASSIA, Inc., a leading solutions company for broadband service providers, has announced that ASSIA CEO and Chairman Dr. John Cioffi is participating in The Marconi Society webinar "Spectrum Choices," on February 25th, 2015. Marty Cooper, inventor of the first cell phone will join Dr. Cioffi.

The webinar focuses on spectrum allocation and the vast amounts of additional spectrum that are slated to become available soon across the world. Carrier interest in licensing spectrum for mobile broadband is high, yet so is the interest in making unlicensed spectrum available for delivering WiFi with gigabit per second data rates. Dr. Cioffi will discuss the challenges of how to divide and allocate spectrum.

Dr. John Cioffi, CEO and Chairman, ASSIA, Inc.

Marconi Society Webinar on "Spectrum Choices"

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. GMT)

Live webinar, YouTube

About The Marconi Society
The Marconi Society was established in 1974 through an endowment set up by Gioia Marconi Braga, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel laureate who invented radio (wireless telegraphy). Through symposia, conferences, forums and publications, the Marconi Society promotes awareness of major innovations in communication theory, technology and applications with particular attention to understanding how they change and benefit society. Additional information can be found at

About Dr. John Cioffi
Dr. John Cioffi is a 35-year veteran of the DSL industry and has been recognized with numerous awards for his contributions to technology and industry. Prior to founding ASSIA in 2003, he served as founder, CTO and vice president of engineering at Amati before its acquisition by Texas Instruments. Dr. Cioffi held a tenured endowed professorship at Stanford University in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1985 to 2009, where he is now Professor Emeritus. He has published more than 400 papers and holds more than 100 patents. Dr. Cioffi is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering and an International Fellow of the United Kingdom Royal Society of Engineering. He is a winner of the Economist Computing and Telecommunications Award (2010), the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (2010), the IEEE Kobayashi Award (2001), and the Marconi Society's Marconi Prize (2006). He currently serves on the board of Alto Beam and on the Marconi Society Board of Trustees. Dr. Cioffi holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

About ASSIA, Inc.
ASSIA, Inc. is a strategic and trusted solutions vendor to broadband service providers worldwide. ASSIA solutions enable providers to grow revenues, increase customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiencies, and deliver new multimedia content to the broadband-enabled home. ASSIA has more than 70 million broadband lines under contract with top-tier service providers worldwide and is backed by strategic investors, including AT&T, Mingly China Growth Fund, SFR Development, Sandalwood Partners, Sofinnova Partners, Stanford University, Swisscom Ventures, T-Ventures, and Telefonica. For more information, visit

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