SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tarana Wireless announced today that Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt, former global CTO for Ericsson and Sony Mobile, has joined Tarana’s board of directors.
Dr. Uddenfeldt is one of the main inventors and industry drivers of 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless technology. He is the former global CTO and Senior VP at Ericsson, a position capping 32 years with the company, including 15 years of R&D leadership during their development of GSM, 3G, and Bluetooth. His expertise drove the development of advanced wireless technologies into the Internet and broadband era, and he is widely recognized for his pioneering contributions to the GSM, 3G UMTS, and 4G LTE standards He is also the former CTO and Senior VP of Sony Mobile, where he led the company’s transition into Android smart phones during 2010-2013. Currently based in Silicon Valley, Dr. Uddenfeldt remains a senior advisor to both Ericsson and Sony as well as a number of startups.
“The strategic interests of their customers may have made Tarana’s innovations the industry’s best-kept secret, but their technology is by far the best I’ve seen for wireless fixed access,” said Uddenfeldt. “Their work will be immensely valuable to network operators. I’m looking forward to helping guide them on the mass commercialization phase of their journey.”
Steve Sifferman, Tarana’s president and CEO, added, “We have been working closely with tier 1 customers since our inception in 2011 to understand and address their real-world requirements for the next generation of networks, leveraging an approach to multi-radio systems we knew would make very large and practical performance gains possible. The results have exceeded all expectations. We’re of course thrilled to be able to tap Jan’s experience and outstanding leadership in the past three generations of wireless as our customers make us central to the next.”
Addressing persistent real-world access network challenges, Tarana has combined many antennas and radios, a suite of unique algorithm innovations, and expert implementation to create the industry's first truly viable and broadly applicable wireless alternative to fiber, commercially available today. Well proven in tier-1 customer engagements, the company’s products offer fundamental advances in wireless performance and autonomous adaptation that yield dramatic improvements in the economics and deployment flexibility of fixed and mobile access, plus a wide range of fiber extension applications. Tarana is funded by AT&T, Blum Capital, Deutsche Telekom, and four global private investors. See www.taranawireless.com for more information.