PCIA’s new President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein took the helm on Monday. The executive most recently served as the administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service. Before that, he was commissioner of the FCC from 2002 to 2009, and has held a number of senior staff positions in the Senate.
The Small Cell Forum has shaken up its organizational structure with the appointment of a full-time CEO and a new chairman. Graham Wright will serve as the forum’s CEO, and AT&T small cell executive Gordon Mansfield is its new chairman. Mansfield replaces founder and chairman Simon Saunders, who chose not to run for reelection as board chairman this year. The group also appointed a new board of directors which includes representatives from Airspan, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, InterDigital Communications LLC, ip.access, Mindspeed, NEC Europe, Nokia Siemens Networks, Qualcomm, Radisys, Softbank, Ubiquisys and Vodafone.
Voyager Mobile expanded into New York today. The Sprint and Clearwire MVNO offers 3G, WiMAX and LTE service starting at $17 per month. It also came out with a new line of LTE smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S III, Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, HTC EVO 4G LTE, and LG Viper 4G LTE.
Motorola Mobility has taken the wraps off its new MotorolaRAZR i, a smartphone with an Intel Atom processor. Motorola claims the smartphone is the first to achieve speeds of 2 GHz. Aside from its turbocharged processor, the Android device comes equipped with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera, NFC and extra protection from KEVLAR and Corning Gorilla Glass. Consumers in the United States will have to wait before they can get their hands on the device. It’s scheduled to launch next month in Europe and Latin American, but Motorola hasn’t said when it will hit shelves in the United States.
Raycap, a global manufacturer of electrical protection solutions, today announced it is expanding its North American footprint to include a new facility near the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX airport. The new site will provide sales and engineering support to Raycap’s customers in the region. In addition, RayCap will add manufacturing capacity for the company’s Strikesorb-based solutions in North America.