The WiMAX Form today announced the joining of Tata Communications to its Board of Directors with Prateek Pashine, COO Retail Broadband Unit, Tata Communications to serve as representative to the WiMAX Forum Board.
“Electing Tata to the board demonstrates the WiMAX Forum’s commitment to the Indian market and signifies the company’s importance to the WiMAX ecosystem worldwide,” said Ron Resnick, president and chairman of the WiMAX Forum. “As one of the leading global Internet and voice operators, Tata Communications has demonstrated its confidence that WiMAX is the leading 4G technology, and they have articulated their plans to bring broadband services to consumers in India through WiMAX.”
“The strong representation by global operators to the WiMAX Forum board shows how evolved the WiMAX ecosystem has become,” added Pashine. “Various researches have predicted that India will play an important role in the development of the Global WiMAX ecosystem, and we will bring that perspective to the forefront within the Forum. Markets like India have unique product and business model needs which we expect would lead the way for other markets and operators around the world.”
Tata Comunications is already active member of the WiMAX Forum India Chapter and holds leadership position in three of the chapter’s four working groups.
Tata Communications joins companies including Airspan Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Alvarion, Aperto Networks, British Telecom, Clearwire Corporation, Comcast Cable, Fujitsu, Huawei Technologies, Information and Communications Research Laboratories at Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Intel Corporation, KDDI, KT, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sprint, and ZTE on the Board of WiMAX Forum.