Welcome!

News Feed Item

Federated Wireless Names Iyad Tarazi as Chief Executive Officer

Federated Wireless, which develops technologies to maximize the utilization of spectrum resources, today named Iyad Tarazi, the former Sprint Corp. executive who spearheaded that company’s Network Vision network modernization project, as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Iyad Tarazi was Vice President of Network Development at Sprint, overseeing the development and integration of new products and technologies within Sprint’s networks and managing Sprint Nextel’s technology integration labs. Prior to the Sprint-Nextel merger, he led Nextel’s Network Engineering organization, managing network planning, integration performance engineering, testing, and core deployment initiatives. He has also held positions with MCI and serves as a Board member for CafeX Communications, which specializes in collaborative software development.

Tarazi’s experience designing Sprint’s network provides him with a strong understanding of the challenges that carriers, and the broader wireless industry, face in managing and maximizing the use of spectrum. An explosion in the use of wireless communications, and in particular video content delivery, has led to a growing deficiency in spectrum and prompted federal users as well as commercial carriers to seek ways of better utilizing this scarce resource.

Federated Wireless has been an active participant in the rulemaking process managed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to address this issue, and is building a proprietary Spectrum Access System (SAS) that leverages advanced cognitive radio techniques to provide secure, dynamic and efficient sharing of spectrum resources.

“Federated Wireless has an opportunity to play a major role in creating the architecture of the next generation of wireless,” Tarazi said. “The company has built the technologies and techniques that will allow us to protect national security and share spectrum between multiple users outside of the government. This will enable more investment in wireless, and allow us to realize the full economic and commercial value of this important resource.”

The SAS developed by Federated Wireless, known as Spectrum Director, allows three tiers of access to spectrum by minimizing the exclusion zones that result from concentrations of radar systems along U.S. coasts and managing interference; optimizing spectrum usage amongst multiple user groups; and providing essential levels of security and obfuscation to enable the highest and best use of the scarce resource. This makes it possible to open up more spectrum for commercial services in the locations and times needed to deploy a viable nationwide network than what could be enabled by other SAS providers.

The FCC has designated two frequency bands as “Fast Track” spectrum for commercial use. Virginia-based Federated Wireless has provided proposals for a three-step licensing model and system architecture, incorporating large parts of the Revised Framework as proposed by the FCC.

“The addition of Iyad Tarazi to Federated Wireless’ world-class technology team reinforces our belief that the company is poised to be a leader in the growth of mobile broadband and the development of 5G (fifth generation) cellular communications,” said John Serafini, Vice President at Allied Minds, the primary investor in Federated Wireless.

More information about the company’s products, as well as copies of its filings to the FCC, can be found at www.federatedwireless.com. Federated Wireless is a subsidiary of Allied Minds (LSE: ALM).

About Federated Wireless

Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless was formed around groundbreaking technologies originating from Virginia Tech and backed by investors, Allied Minds. The company addresses the changing needs of wireless communications from a unique perspective of supply, demand and the appropriateness of solutions for various problems, combining world-class expertise in cognitive radio with advanced analytics to enhance the performance of mobile broadband networks, improving capacity through higher spectrum utilization and optimizing the flow of data. More information can be found at www.federatedwireless.com.

About Allied Minds

Allied Minds (LSE: ALM) is an innovative U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company. Operating since 2006, Allied Minds forms, funds, manages and builds products and businesses based on innovative technologies developed at leading U.S. universities and federal research institutions. Allied Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its businesses and product development with capital, central management and shared services. More information about the Boston-based company can be found at www.alliedminds.com.

Allied Minds Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains statements that are or may be forward-looking statements, including statements that relate to the company’s future prospects, developments and strategies. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance and achievements to differ materially from current expectations, including, but not limited to, those risk and uncertainties described in the risk factors included in the company’s regulatory filings. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions regarding the present and future business strategies of the company and the environment in which it will operate in the future. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as at the date of this press release. Except as required by law, regulatory requirement, the Listing Rules and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, neither the company nor any other party intends to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
Join us at Cloud Expo June 6-8 to find out how to securely connect your cloud app to any cloud or on-premises data source – without complex firewall changes. More users are demanding access to on-premises data from their cloud applications. It’s no longer a “nice-to-have” but an important differentiator that drives competitive advantages. It’s the new “must have” in the hybrid era. Users want capabilities that give them a unified view of the data to get closer to customers and grow business. The...
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, paneli...
For organizations that have amassed large sums of software complexity, taking a microservices approach is the first step toward DevOps and continuous improvement / development. Integrating system-level analysis with microservices makes it easier to change and add functionality to applications at any time without the increase of risk. Before you start big transformation projects or a cloud migration, make sure these changes won’t take down your entire organization.
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks. We’re in the midst of a wave of excitement around AI such as hasn’t been seen for a few decades. But those previous periods of inflated expectations led to troughs of disappointment. Will this time be different? Most likely. Applications of AI such as predictive analytics are already decreasing costs and improving reliability of industrial machinery. Furthermore, the funding and research going into AI now comes from a wide range of com...
The current age of digital transformation means that IT organizations must adapt their toolset to cover all digital experiences, beyond just the end users’. Today’s businesses can no longer focus solely on the digital interactions they manage with employees or customers; they must now contend with non-traditional factors. Whether it's the power of brand to make or break a company, the need to monitor across all locations 24/7, or the ability to proactively resolve issues, companies must adapt to...
"When we talk about cloud without compromise what we're talking about is that when people think about 'I need the flexibility of the cloud' - it's the ability to create applications and run them in a cloud environment that's far more flexible,” explained Matthew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 21st Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devic...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business...
SYS-CON Events announced today that GrapeUp, the leading provider of rapid product development at the speed of business, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Grape Up is a software company, specialized in cloud native application development and professional services related to Cloud Foundry PaaS. With five expert teams that operate in various sectors of the market acr...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ayehu will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on October 31 - November 2, 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara California. Ayehu provides IT Process Automation & Orchestration solutions for IT and Security professionals to identify and resolve critical incidents and enable rapid containment, eradication, and recovery from cyber security breaches. Ayehu provides customers greater control over IT infras...
What's the role of an IT self-service portal when you get to continuous delivery and Infrastructure as Code? This general session showed how to create the continuous delivery culture and eight accelerators for leading the change. Don Demcsak is a DevOps and Cloud Native Modernization Principal for Dell EMC based out of New Jersey. He is a former, long time, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional, specializing in building and architecting Application Delivery Pipelines for hybrid legacy, and cloud ...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend 21st Cloud Expo October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA, and June 12-14, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Me...