John Giere, President and CEO of Openwave Mobility has been elected to serve as representative to the CTIA Board of Directors
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.– October 16, 2013 – Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, today announced that President and CEO John Giere has been elected to the CTIA Board of Directors for 2014. John Giere’s appointment to serve as a representative was announced at MobileCON 2013™ in San Jose, California.
CTIA is an international industry trade group based in Washington D.C. representing the wireless communications industry. John Giere will represent interests of suppliers in the mobile industry on the 38-member CTIA Board.
“Being elected to CTIA’s Board of Directors is a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the leading wireless experts in the United States and shape America’s wireless future,” said Giere. “I am really looking forward to supporting CTIA’s strategic vision and furthering people’s understanding and involvement in initiatives related to Mobile Data Optimization and Monetization.”
With over 20 years of wireless industry experience, Giere is well placed to work with others on the CTIA Board of Directors in guiding its involvement with the government and end users. At Openwave Mobility, Giere has overseen the development of video optimization software, subscriber data management software and new mobile data monetization solutions. This is the second time that he has been elected to the CTIA Board of Directors.
Steve Largent, President and CEO, CTIA stated "CTIA's members provide U.S. consumers with the world's best wireless service and consistently make significant investments in the U.S. economy. Among the 2014 Board of Directors' goals is to make certain the U.S. wireless industry remains the world's leader in innovation so that Americans continue to benefit from wireless telecommunications. One of the key components to this is making sure more spectrum is made available for commercial wireless use. By working together and with the expert guidance of our board comprised of leaders such as John Giere, CTIA will work diligently to ensure appropriate public policy that recognizes the need for the U.S. wireless industry to remain the best in the world,".
CTIA is a non-profit organization that coordinates voluntary efforts to provide end consumers with a variety of choices and information about wireless products and services. As an elected member of the 2014 CTIA Board of Directors, John Giere will also be involved in developing and implementing a number of industry initiatives such as AccessWireless.org which helps people with disabilities, seniors and their families to find a cell phone and service that suits them.
About Openwave Mobility
Openwave Mobility enables operators to manage and monetize mobile data using the industry’s most scalable, Layer7 SDN/NFV enabled platform. The company operates within the policy control and charging (PCC) space and delivers Policy Engagement with solutions that include Video Optimization to eliminate data congestion, and Mobile Data Monetization and Analytics to increase ARPU through personalized data plans. These solutions are supplemented by Subscriber Data Management, providing a single consolidated store for policy and subscriber data, and Mobile Analytics, providing subscriber segmentation and Business Intelligence.
Openwave Mobility delivers over 40 billion transactions daily and over half a billion subscribers worldwide use data services powered by its solutions. The company’s global customer base consists of over 40 of the largest communication service providers including AT&T, Du, KDDI, Rogers, Sprint, Telus, T-Mobile, Telefonica, Telstra, Virgin Mobile & Vodafone. Openwave Mobility is owned by Marlin Equity Partners, a leading investment firm with over a billion dollars of capital under management that has publicly committed to building the company through expanded investment in R&D. The company has built a robust portfolio of Intellectual Property, which is growing month by month.
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