WCA Elects Seven New Board of Directors Members

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wireless Communications Association

    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Communications
 Association (WCA) today announced the election of seven new representatives to
 the WCA Board of Directors.  The new board members include several of the
 world's largest spectrum owners and advanced equipment providers as well as
 AIR2LAN, Inc., whose chairman was named by WCA to lead the WCA License Exempt
 Alliance to foster opportunities in the fast-growing license-exempt sector.
     "With the huge opportunities for wireless broadband now within reach both
 consumers and industry will benefit as these distinguished executives provide
 leadership through WCA," commented WCA President Andrew Kreig.
     The new board members join an incumbent board that includes 26 other
 members from prominent carriers, manufacturers and educational institutions.
 The board's next meeting is scheduled on June 24 in Boston on the eve of the
 premier annual show for the fixed wireless broadband industry, "WCA 2001:
 Broadband Now!"  The new members are:
 
     *  Jai P. Bhagat, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIR2LAN, Inc.
       (http://www.air2lan.com )
 
     *  David B. Gibbons, Vice President and Chief Architect Fixed Wireless,
        AT&T Fixed Wireless Services, Inc. (http://www.attws.com )
 
     *  Jacques Paquin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Inukshuk
        Internet, Inc.  (http://www.inukshuk.ca or http://www.telesystem.ca )
 
     *  Peter A. Howley, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, IPWireless, Inc.
       (http://www.ipwireless.com )
 
     *  J. Curtis Henderson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
        Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Inc. (http://www.nucentrix.net )
 
     *  Rick Lawrence, Vice President, Broadband Wireless Access, MSI, Inc.
       (http://www.msi-world.com )
 
     *  John Ramsey, Vice President of South American Sales, Vyyo, Inc.
       (http://www.vyyo.com )
 
     About the Wireless Communications Association:
     Founded in 1988, the WCA is the principal non-profit trade association
 representing the fixed wireless broadband industry.  The WCA's mission is to
 foster the growth of fixed broadband wireless worldwide, including voice,
 data, Internet, e-commerce and video applications.  WCA's membership of 470
 companies includes the industry's leading carriers, vendors and consultants
 from six continents.  The WCA's 14th annual business conference and exhibition
 "WCA 2001: Broadband Now!" is scheduled from June 24 to 27 at the World Trade
 Center in Boston, MA.  The show features approximately 200 expert speakers and
 the industry's largest exhibit floor (now nearly sold out despite a 70%
 increase in space since last year).  The opening keynote speaker at "WCA 2001"
 will be AT&T Fixed Wireless Services President Michael Keith.  He will be
 introduced by Alcatel Vice President for Fixed Wireless Business Development
 George Hendry, whose company is WCA 2001's Diamond Sponsor.  For details and
 registration, visit:  http://www.wcai.com .
 
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SOURCE Wireless Communications Association
    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wireless Communications
 Association (WCA) today announced the election of seven new representatives to
 the WCA Board of Directors.  The new board members include several of the
 world's largest spectrum owners and advanced equipment providers as well as
 AIR2LAN, Inc., whose chairman was named by WCA to lead the WCA License Exempt
 Alliance to foster opportunities in the fast-growing license-exempt sector.
     "With the huge opportunities for wireless broadband now within reach both
 consumers and industry will benefit as these distinguished executives provide
 leadership through WCA," commented WCA President Andrew Kreig.
     The new board members join an incumbent board that includes 26 other
 members from prominent carriers, manufacturers and educational institutions.
 The board's next meeting is scheduled on June 24 in Boston on the eve of the
 premier annual show for the fixed wireless broadband industry, "WCA 2001:
 Broadband Now!"  The new members are:
 
     *  Jai P. Bhagat, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AIR2LAN, Inc.
       (http://www.air2lan.com )
 
     *  David B. Gibbons, Vice President and Chief Architect Fixed Wireless,
        AT&T Fixed Wireless Services, Inc. (http://www.attws.com )
 
     *  Jacques Paquin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Inukshuk
        Internet, Inc.  (http://www.inukshuk.ca or http://www.telesystem.ca )
 
     *  Peter A. Howley, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, IPWireless, Inc.
       (http://www.ipwireless.com )
 
     *  J. Curtis Henderson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel,
        Nucentrix Broadband Networks, Inc. (http://www.nucentrix.net )
 
     *  Rick Lawrence, Vice President, Broadband Wireless Access, MSI, Inc.
       (http://www.msi-world.com )
 
     *  John Ramsey, Vice President of South American Sales, Vyyo, Inc.
       (http://www.vyyo.com )
 
     About the Wireless Communications Association:
     Founded in 1988, the WCA is the principal non-profit trade association
 representing the fixed wireless broadband industry.  The WCA's mission is to
 foster the growth of fixed broadband wireless worldwide, including voice,
 data, Internet, e-commerce and video applications.  WCA's membership of 470
 companies includes the industry's leading carriers, vendors and consultants
 from six continents.  The WCA's 14th annual business conference and exhibition
 "WCA 2001: Broadband Now!" is scheduled from June 24 to 27 at the World Trade
 Center in Boston, MA.  The show features approximately 200 expert speakers and
 the industry's largest exhibit floor (now nearly sold out despite a 70%
 increase in space since last year).  The opening keynote speaker at "WCA 2001"
 will be AT&T Fixed Wireless Services President Michael Keith.  He will be
 introduced by Alcatel Vice President for Fixed Wireless Business Development
 George Hendry, whose company is WCA 2001's Diamond Sponsor.  For details and
 registration, visit:  http://www.wcai.com .
 
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