Alcatel-Lucent announces new heads for wireless and wireline divisions

Telecom Lead Asia: Alcatel-Lucent announced new heads for wireless and wireline divisions.

The company has appointed David J. Geary as president of its wireless division, while the wireline division will be headed by Federico Guillen.

Geary was the president of the wireline division.

He will be responsible for developing and introducing Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile radio access products and technologies including solutions for 4G LTE, WCDMA, GSM, CDMA, and Small Cells base stations and the lightRadio.

In his new role, Geary will report to Philippe Keryer, president of the Networks & Platforms Business Group.

Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank Wim Sweldens for his energetic leadership of the wireless division, which has resulted in the development of lightRadio, more than 25 major commercial contracts for our LTE solutions, and involvement in more than 70 LTE trials worldwide. He has clearly helped us to be at the forefront of LTE.”

David is taking over the wireless leadership at a time of dramatic evolution in mobile communications, with 4G LTE services launching throughout the world and the proliferation of smartphones and tablet devices driving consumer demand for next generation wireless technologies.

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