DECT Forum Appoints New CTO

Jan 16, 2014, 11:41 ET from DECT Forum

BERN, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

The DECT Forum, the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry, is pleased to announce that Oliver Maiwald has been appointed CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of the DECT Forum.

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Oliver Maiwald succeeds Dag Akerberg who has retired after more than a decade holding the CTO position of the DECT Forum. Oliver Maiwald has previously been a Board member of the DECT Forum since January 2008, representing Dialog Semiconductor. His business expertise includes various senior positions in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years. He is a frequently requested speaker at industry events worldwide.

"On behalf of the DECT Forum I would like to thank Dag Akerberg for his

long engagement as CTO of the DECT Forum and for his outstanding contribution to the success of the industry", says Andreas Zipp, Chairman

of the DECT Forum, "and to welcome Oliver Maiwald as our new CTO."

"It is a great honor for me to take over the role as CTO of the DECT Forum", says Oliver Maiwald. "The wireless communication industry is facing exciting challenges. From my perspective the main focus is to protect and extend the frequency spectrum worldwide and to ensure market opportunities for our members and the industry."

About DECT Forum:

The DECT Forum is the international association of the wireless home and enterprise communication industry. DECT, DECT 6.0 and CAT-iq are worldwide-adopted technologies with high relevance for wireless voice, broadband home and enterprise communication. Full members of the DECT Forum are currently:

Aastra, Ascom, AVM, Binatone, CCT, Cetecom, Deutsche Telekom, Dialog

Semiconductor, DSP Group, Gigaset, GN Netcom, Mitrastar, NEC, Nemko, Orange, Panasonic, Pioneer, Plantronics, RTX, Sagemcom, Sercomm, SGW, Sharp, Spectralink, Swissvoice, Technicolor, Vtech, ZTE.

For more information please contact:
DECT Forum
Roland Schmidt
T. +49-89-5166-2456
M. +49-160-9667-9696