Neville Ray, T-Mobile’s Chief Technology Officer, has been elected 2015 Chairperson of the 4G Americas Board of Governors. The board also re-elected Treasurer Hans Ovesen, the vice president of industry relations at Ericsson.
4G Americans is a wireless industry trade association representing leading telecommunications service providers in the 3GPP family of technologies, such as LTE and LTE-Advanced.
“We are privileged to have Neville Ray as the incoming Chairperson of the 4G Americas Board of Governors and are enthusiastic about his leadership in the rapidly progressing mobile industry,” said Chris Pearson, President of 4G Americas. “It is a further honor that Hans Ovesen, with his vast experience with global organizations, will continue to serve as Treasurer.”
Neville Ray has more than 25 years of experience in the design, deployment and operational management of wireless networks in the United States and worldwide, and is recognized for his leadership in the telecommunications industry. His work comprises all aspects of wireless network design and deployment, including radio planning and optimization. Ray is responsible for the national management and ongoing development of T-Mobile’s wireless network, as well as the company’s technology innovations, IT services and operations. He’s also been a member of the 4G Americas Board for more than five years, including past terms as Chairperson, participating in all of the leading 4G Americas events.
Ray said it was an honor to serve the organization. “Over the years, the association has had a significant and positive impact on the mobile industry in the Americas region providing technical and regulatory leadership for the connected wireless world,” Ray said. “I plan to continue to progress mobile broadband technology in our region through the strategic work at 4G Americas.”
4G Americas’ Board of Governors members include Alcatel-Lucent, América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, HP, Intel, Mavenir, Nokia, Openwave Mobility, Qualcomm, Rogers, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. and Telefónica.