|[February 07, 2013]
Tarana Wireless Announces Prominent Company Advisors
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Tarana Wireless, the market leader and pioneer in development of the
first universal wireless small cell backhaul solution, today announced
industry luminaries who are working closely to help guide the company's
success in the market. These individuals are wireless industry experts
and thought leaders who bring business and market expertise, broad
mobile carrier knowledge, and hands-on experience building successful
Tarana Advisors are:
Arun Sarin (News - Alert) - a 30-year wireless communications industry veteran
and a senior advisor at private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts &
Co. (KKR). He is the former chief executive officer of Vodafone (News - Alert) Group
plc and former chief executive officer and president of Airtouch. Sarin
currently serves on the board of directors for Cisco Systems, Charles
Schwab and Safeway, Inc.
"I have been a part of the dynamic evolution that has taken place in the
wireless carrier industry over the past ten years with the unprecedented
adoption of high-bandwidth mobile devices and applications. This
phenomenon has caused mobile networks to become overwhelmed,
accelerating the need for new ideas and innovation. I have been
impressed with and am pleased to be helping guide the Tarana Wireless
team as they bring their universal small cell backhaul system to market.
I believe it will shatter the beliefs and barriers about wireless
backhaul technology in addition to bridging a critical operational gap,"
Harald Braun (News - Alert) - a Tarana board member and former president and
chief executive officer of Aviat Networks. Previously Braun was
president and CEO of Siemens Networks LLC USA; and held senior executive
roles at Nokia Siemens Networks North America and BigBand Networks (News - Alert).
Previously he served both as treasurer and as an executive board member
for the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS).
"The innovation I have witnessed throughout the development of Tarana's
product line is unprecedentd. The solution addresses a clear market
need unmet by any other wireless system. I am excited to help introduce
the Company and its products to the market," said Braun.
Eric Brewer, Ph.D. - a professor over the past 20-years in
computer science and technology at UC Berkeley and a Fellow at Google,
Inc. Brewer co-founded and was chief scientist for Inktomi (acquired by
Yahoo). He is globally recognized as an innovator and thought leader in
network and Internet-based technology and research. His current research
projects are focused on bringing technology (communications, health
care, education, and e-government) to developing regions. Brewer also
founded the Federal Search Foundation, a non-profit organization focused
on improving consumer access to government information.
Brian Gardepe - a partner at Skyline Partners with over 30-years
experience in the software and communications industry. Gardepe has held
executive positions with Open Range Communications, Level 3
Communications, Corporate Software, Xerox, Digital Equipment Corporation
(DEC), and Toshiba (News - Alert).
Scott Jones - chief executive officer of Nucleus Advisors with
over 30 years in venture capital and technology management. He was
founding managing director of Origin Partners; a general partner of
Rothschild Ventures; and held operating roles at GE and Motorola. Jones
is currently a board member and/or advisor to Analitiqa Corporation,
Exsulin Corporation, and Audience Entertainment Group.
Bill Unger - as a partner emeritus of Mayfield Fund, and has been
in the venture capital industry for 30 years. Prior to joining the
Mayfield Fund, Unger was a founder of Positek, an executive search
company for the high technology industry. In addition to advising early
stage technology companies, he also serves as board chair of Samasource;
board member of CARE USA; and a board member for The Anita Borg
Institute for Women and Technology. He is on the advisory boards for the
Dean of Engineering of the University of Illinois, Chicago;
Environmental Entrepreneurs; and is a past member/advisor to the
Advisory Board of the Dean of Engineering at UC Berkeley; the Global
Philanthropy Forum; and the Entrepreneurs Foundation.
Tarana Wireless will be publicly showcasing its solution for the first
time at the 2013
Mobile World Congress, February 25-28 in Barcelona, Spain (Stand
6C94). This is the largest annual event attracting mobile industry
executives and media from around the world.
About Tarana Wireless
Headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, Tarana Wireless has pioneered the only
Universal BackhaulTM solution for small cells that meets
mobile carrier requirements and provides the flexibility and simplicity
of deploying carrier-grade wireless backhaul anywhere small cells are
located without compromising backhaul capacity or link reliability.
Built from the ground up as a carrier class product, this breakthrough
innovation combines ubiquitous coverage, unprecedented capacity and
scalability, and unparalleled cost effectiveness in both NLoS and LoS
installations that cannot be met by any other offering.
For more information about Tarana Wireless, please visit our website
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