ArrayComm Appoints Sam Endy President and CEO; Company taps Endy's deep service provider experience to lead commercialization phase of iBurst Personal Broadband Technology.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
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ArrayComm, the world leader in mobile broadband wireless and smart antenna technologies, today appointed Sam Endy as President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. . He succeeds wireless industry pioneer Martin Cooper, who will continue to play a key executive role for the company as Chairman of the Board.
"ArrayComm and its iBurst manufacturing partners have entered a phase of intense engagement with service providers in every major market worldwide," said Martin Cooper. "Sam is the perfect man for the job of taking ArrayComm to the next level of success. His extensive direct experiences in bringing new telecommunications services to US and international markets, in combination with his management successes during the past four years at ArrayComm, equip him perfectly for the leadership of the company through its broad commercialization phase."
Dr. Endy was previously Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. of ArrayComm and played an instrumental role in the successful technology and market development stages for ArrayComm's flagship products -- the iBurst(TM) Personal Broadband system and IntelliCell(TM), ArrayComm's patented smart antenna array processing techniques. He led the creation of manufacturing partnerships with Kyocera, LG Electronics, Marconi, and AirNet that set ArrayComm apart from the field of small companies attempting to develop, manufacture, and support next-generation wireless technologies themselves.
Endy's career prior to ArrayComm spans more than 17 years of success in building new wireless and wireline operator businesses. As VP, Operations at Sprint, he was responsible for the activation and operation of Sprint's 20,000 miles U.S. fiber network, 42 switching centers, and initiation of international service. As SVP SVP S'il Vous Plaît (French: Please)
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Prior to his work in telecommunications, Mr. Endy had a distinguished leadership career in the U.S. Army in a variety of combat, Pentagon, and academic positions. He left military service as a tenured professor A Tenured Professor (1990) is a satirical novel by Canadian/American economist and Professor Emeritus at Harvard, John Kenneth Galbraith, about a liberal university teacher who sets out to change American society by making money and then using it for the public good. and Deputy Head of Electrical Engineering at the US Military Academy. Endy is a graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point and earned MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
"If there's anything my experience in building world-class operators has taught me, it's that new technologies must offer operators more than just a great user experience to succeed in large scale," said Endy. "The technology and its vendors must also offer all the business elements -- including viable network economics, multiple sources of supply, a history of telecom equipment manufacturing success, full field support, financing, and currency-risk management -- essential to a sound operator strategy. I've worked with the team at ArrayComm and our partners to make the iBurst system the only mobile broadband solution with all these elements," added Endy, "and I'm thrilled by the opportunity to help our manufacturing licensees and operator customers leverage this remarkable set of assets to build a whole new class of wireless services."
ArrayComm, Inc., founded in 1992, is the world leader in mobile broadband wireless and smart antenna technology. ArrayComm's innovative iBurst(TM) Personal Broadband System is the only wireless Internet access system that offers the freedom of mobility with the high speed of DSL DSL
in full Digital Subscriber Line
Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary at viable consumer pricing. Personal Broadband Australia's iBurst network in Sydney is currently the world's most extensive mobile broadband wireless deployment, covering more than 100 square km and 1 million people. ArrayComm's patented IntelliCell(TM) technology -- based on fully adaptive smart antenna processing -- can deliver order-of-magnitude gains in the coverage and capacity of any personal communications system (current applications include PHS (Personal Handyphone System) A TDMA-based cellular phone system introduced in Japan in mid-1995. Operating in the 1880-1930 MHz band, PHS uses microcells that cover an area only 100 to 500 meters in diameter, resulting in lower equipment costs but requiring more base , GSM, WLL See wireless local loop and PHS-WLL. , and WCDMA (Wideband CDMA) A 3G high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that use the TDMA or GSM technology worldwide, including AT&T (formerly Cingular) and T-Mobile in the U.S. ). More than 190,000 IntelliCell-equipped base stations have been deployed worldwide, serving more than 10 million subscribers. The company has more than 300 patents issued or pending worldwide, and its technology licensees include Kyocera, LG Electronics, Marconi, and AirNet. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.
ArrayComm is a registered trademark, and iBurst(TM) and IntelliCell(TM) are trademarks of ArrayComm, Inc. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.