AUSTIN, USA: Executives from across the wireless industry have signed up for the 2011 Wireless Hall of Fame celebration, scheduled for the US Grant Hotel in San Diego on Oct. 10. The reception and dinner event has received strong sponsorship support from leading industry companies.
Dr. Irwin Jacobs, founder of Qualcomm and a Wireless Hall of Fame member, is serving as event chairman. Corporate sponsors include:
* Bandwidth level — AT&T, Eagle River Holdings, Qualcomm, and Verizon Communications.
* Spectrum level — Ericsson, Personal Communications Devices, Sprint, Syniverse Technologies, T-Mobile, and Trilogy Partnership.
* Frequencies level — Aloha Partners, BilltoMobile, Cenoplex, Cox Communications, Dyna LLC, Gemalto, Interop Technologies, Leap Wireless, Mobilitie, and Sybase 365
CTIA, CommNexus, Coracle Group, and the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley also have provided communications support and assistance.
“Wireless continues to be a game changer in the world economy and events, and we’re pleased that in addition to support from companies that have been part of this industry from its beginning, we are also engaging new and emerging companies in the story of wireless,” said Liz Maxfield, executive director of the Wireless History Foundation.
Four individuals will be inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame for their contributions to the industry in the following categories: Nick Kauser, Technology; Robert Marino, Industry Associate; Clayton Niles, Pioneer; and Arnold Pohs (posthumously), Service Provider. The event provides a forum for the recognition of industry leaders and an opportunity to celebrate the rich history of wireless.