BridgeWave Communications, the leading supplier of gigabit wireless solutions, today announced the appointment of Paul Obsitnik as senior vice president of business development. Mr. Obsitnik will be responsible for driving business initiatives to support the company’s goal of addressing backhaul data transport challenges that face 4G WiMAX and advanced mobile deployments, such as 3G & Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks.
Mr. Obsitnik brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in developing and growing new markets in the wireless and telecommunications industry. Most recently, Mr. Obsitnik served as vice president, marketing & business development at Venturi Wireless. While at Venturi, Mr. Obsitnik was responsible for strategic partnerships and marketing of the company’s core wireless optimization technology. Prior to Venturi, Mr. Obsitnik served in senior marketing and business development positions at TeleCommunication Systems, ONI Systems and NorthPoint Communications. Mr. Obsitnik holds a BSEE degree from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
“The emergence of next generation networks is placing additional pressure on carriers for increased mobile bandwidth,” said Amir Makleff, president and CEO of BridgeWave Communications. “Paul’s impressive track record in developing key carrier relationships makes him the ideal executive for this position. His vast experience closing strategic OEM agreements and partnership initiatives will further strengthen our position in the wireless industry. Coupled with our recent funding from Intel Capital and Core Capital, Paul’s vision and experience will help BridgeWave enable next generation mobile deployments worldwide.”
“It is a very exciting time to join BridgeWave, as there is a clear need to address advanced network backhaul capacity requirements using affordable and reliable gigabit wireless products,” said Mr. Obsitnik. “I intend to capitalize on BridgeWave’s differentiated technology and unique market vision to deliver a complete solution to mobile operators worldwide, ultimately leading to strong corporate growth.”
About BridgeWave Communications
Founded in 1999, BridgeWave Communications is the leading supplier of outdoor Gigabit wireless connectivity solutions. The company’s exclusive AdaptRate(TM) and AdaptPath(TM) technologies combined with its advanced Forward Error Correction capability deliver the highest availability at the longest distances for full-rate gigabit links. BridgeWave’s point-to-point, wireless solutions are widely deployed in mainstream enterprise and service provider network applications and are poised to play a key role in the migration to 4G mobile network backhaul. With the largest installed base of GigE radios worldwide, BridgeWave delivers the highest levels of product quality and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.bridgewave.com .