Aamir Hussain Appointed Chief Executive Officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Collinear, a global technology innovator for intelligent wireless connectivity solutions, is pleased to announce that Aamir Hussain has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Hussain has a long track record in the communications industry where he spent over 28 years in multiple technology and product development roles. Most recently, he was Chief Technology Officer at CenturyLink, where he worked towards digitally transforming the customer facing and networking platforms into Software Defined Networking (SDN) and a Multi Cloud Management platform while driving broadband innovation through implementation of high capacity wireless and wireline technologies (5G, Vectoring/Bonding, GPON and G.fast). Before CenturyLink, Mr. Hussain held senior leadership roles with Liberty Global, Covad, TELUS, Qwest, Bellsouth and Motorola.

Cliff Higgerson, the Chairman of Collinear said today, “We are absolutely delighted to announce Aamir’s appointment as CEO. His extensive experience in building and supporting global telecommunications networks and his previous senior roles in strategy, operations, and technology mean that he has all the qualities needed to unlock the full potential of Collinear. On top of this, he has a passion for innovation and a track record of building highly successful multinational businesses. We are all very much looking forward to working with him.”

Speaking today, Mr. Hussain said he was energized by the opportunity to join the Collinear team as it embarks on its next strategic phase and major expansion into the wireless market. “Before taking this role, I was given the opportunity over a number of weeks to look very closely at what Collinear has achieved over the last four years. I was impressed not only by Collinear’s products and people but also by the scale of the market opportunity we have in front of us. I am pleased to lead the Collinear team as we bring the current product suite to market. More importantly, I am confident that in the years ahead, we will be able to develop a broader technology platform that will deliver the innovative solutions that our customers will demand as they extend their networks and launch new 5G-related services.”


Founded in 2014, Collinear provides intelligent wireless systems to the connected world. Collinear applies innovative Free Space Optics (FSO), developed in collaboration with Lockheed Martin Space, high-frequency RF technology, and advanced traffic handling to create connectivity solutions for transforming network communications. These systems are currently in trials with a number of prospective customers around the world.

The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley’s city of Santa Clara. For more information, please visit collinear.com.


For more information, or to speak with an executive from Collinear, please contact Donna Childress (donna.childress@collinear.com) at +1.817.909.8919 (mobile).


For more information, or to speak with an executive from Collinear, please contact Donna Childress (donna.childress@collinear.com) at +1.817.909.8919 (mobile).

Release Summary

Collinear Networks, a Silicon Valley based wireless connectivity innovator, is pleased to announce a new CEO, telecom industry veteran Aamir Hussain.



For more information, or to speak with an executive from Collinear, please contact Donna Childress (donna.childress@collinear.com) at +1.817.909.8919 (mobile).