NextG Networks Grows as Carriers' Networks Expand - NextG Networks' Adds Key Executives, Expands to Larger Facilities

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NextG Networks is growing as its muni-cellularÂ? networks continue to be in strong demand from cellular, PCS, and Wi-Fi wireless operators. In order to support this robust growth, NextG has recently hired key executives to fill the roles of CFO, VP of Business Development, and VP of Strategic Marketing, and moved its headquarters to larger facilities in San Jose, California.

NextG Networks is growing as its muni-cellular™ networks continue to be in strong demand from cellular, PCS, and Wi-Fi wireless operators. In order to support this robust growth, NextG has recently hired key executives to fill the roles of CFO, VP of Business Development, and VP of Strategic Marketing, and moved its headquarters to larger facilities in San Jose, California.

Because NextG employs small, unobtrusive, low power, and muni-cells™ instead of traditional cell towers and rooftop antennas, NextG solves wireless coverage and capacity problems with community-friendly networks. To meet the strong demand for muni-cellular™ networks, NextG Networks is proud to announce these recent additions to the NextG team:

Mr. Ray Ostby, CFO, has worked in finance for high technology companies throughout the Silicon Valley since 1978 and at the CFO level since 1985. He has a strong record of success including two IPOs, several private placements, and M&A transactions. Mr. Ostby brings significant expertise in financial management, corporate compliance, contract negotiations, patents, lawsuits, and human resources to NextG Networks. His previous companies include: ATMEL Corporation, KBC Pharma, Verplex Design Systems, Quickturn Design Systems, Force Computers, Intel and Arraycomm.

Mr. Bo Piekarski, VP of Business Development, is a 22-year veteran of the wireless industry having worked in RF, microwave, PCS, GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, and Software Defined Radio (SDR). Mr. Piekarski brings significant experience to NextG from companies across the WAN value chain. Prior to being VP of Business Development for TelAsic, an IC spinout from Raytheon, he was GM of Intel’s Wireless WAN Operation, VP of Strategic Business for Omnipoint, and held a variety of executive business development and marketing positions at Ericsson’s Wireless Communications Division including VP of Business Development, VP of the GSM Business Unit, and VP of the PCS Unit.

Mr. Keith Radousky, VP of Strategic Marketing, began his 25-year wireless career in 1980 in Motorola’s land-mobile radio products. He then became part of the team that launched Cellular One (SBC) in Chicago in 1985, moving to LA Cellular (BellSouth –AT&T), the world’s largest wireless network, as their Director of Engineering in 1988. For over a decade at BellSouth and Cingular Wireless, he held several executive positions including Executive Director of Engineering and Advanced Technologies. Most recently, he built a successful Wall Street consulting business and has contracted with and advised many start-up and established companies including fSona, Flarion, Powerwave, Siemens.

To embrace this growth in personnel and the increased demand for muni-cellular™ networks, NextG’s headquarters has moved to larger facilities that increase space available for network operations, network monitoring center, pre-deployment staging, research and development, test and set up, and equipment inventory. NextG Networks has moved to 2166 O’Toole Ave in San Jose, California.

About NextG Networks

NextG Networks is the municipal cellular market leader, using unique fiber-fed distributed antenna systems to build carrier-class wireless networks. With its unique fiber optic architecture and expert public rights-of-way site management, NextG provides managed RF transport and backhaul services to service providers over discrete, multi-frequency, scalable networks that improve the quality, coverage, and capacity of any wireless service. NextG Networks has its headquarters in San Jose, CA and operates regional subsidiaries throughout the United States. For information, visit NextG Networks online at http://www.nextgnetworks.net.

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