you know there is a Wireless History Foundation,
whose charter it is, "to preserve and promote the history of the wireless industry?"
Jan Uddenfeldt certainly do since they are the 2014 inductees into the Wireless Hall of Fame.
"The selection committee easily recognized that these inductees have all made unique, personal and important contributions
in selecting them for the Wireless Hall of Fame," said WHF Board member Rob Mechaley, CEO of Mobilesphere Holdings
LLC, and chairman of the 2014 selection committee. "They exemplify the breadth and depth of wireless contributions
to the economy, technology, safety and society."
Carlson (left), owner and operator of
Tower Systems, since 1975, has been "a wireless infrastructure
trailblazer providing tower construction, service and maintenance in the United States and around the globe." He established
the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE) in 1995 to formally
organize what was then a relatively new field of specialty.
Conway (right) is credited with extending the scope and scale of the Groupe Speciale
Mobile Association (GSMA). GSMA was formed in 1995 to represent
the interests of mobile operators worldwide. Mr. Conway took over at the helm as CEO in 1999 (>100
million subscribers at the time) and served until 2011. Sadly,
Mr. Conway passed away in January of this year,
so his induction will be done posthumously.
Ginn (left) cut his commercial communications teeth at Pacific Telesis Group (PacTel,
one of Bell Systems' 'Baby Bells') as CEO. His first exposure to the science was in the Army Signal Corps. After many
mergers and strategic deals that culminated in the forming of
Vodafone AirTouch, Mr. Ginn helped build the ubiquitous
wireless communication service business capability we enjoy today. His appointment in 2012 as chairman of
FirstNet will help with, "deploying a nationwide broadband
wireless network dedicated to public safety."
Jan Uddenfeldt (right), during his long career with Ericsson, was instrumental in
inventing the technology of and defining
industry standards for Groupe Speciale Mobile (GSM),
mobile broadband 3rd Generation (3G,
HSPA), and Long Term Evolution
(LTE) communications systems.
Posted , 2014