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WiMAX Forum Newly Elected Board Member


Ondas Networks Is Welcomed to the WiMAX Forum Board of Directors


CLACKAMAS, OR – March 21, 2019 – The WiMAX Forum®, the leading organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16, announces the election of its new member to the Board of Directors. Kathy Nelson is the Director, Technical Product Marketing & Industry Relations at Ondas Networks. Kathy has 25 years of experience as a telecommunications engineer in the electric utility industry and leads Ondas Networks relations and product marketing across all industrial verticals.

Ondas Networks Inc. (formerly Full Spectrum Inc.) is a wireless networking company that designs and manufactures its multi-patented, Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform for Mission Critical IoT (MC-IoT) applications. Ondas’ markets include Aviation, Electric Utilities, Oil & Gas, Water, Rail, Transportation and Government. Ondas Networks provides a frequency agnostic radio platform from 70 MHz to 6 GHz and supports IEEE 802.16s, the new worldwide standard for private licensed wide area industrial networks.

“I am pleased to be nominated to the WiMAX Forum Board of Directors,” said Kathy Nelson, director of technical product marketing and industry relations, Ondas Networks. Joining the WiMAX Forum Board of Directors is just one more way to serve, influence and leverage the direction of the market and this great organization.”

Dr. Mohammad Shakouri is the WiMAX Forum Chairman of the Board of Directors, Mr. Declan Byrne is the President and Mr. Shoichi Hanatani at Avicom Japan is the Board Secretary. WiMAX Forum Board of Directors member companies include: Aviation Data Communication Corporation (ADCC), Leonardo, Ondas Networks, Samsung, Sequans Communications, Siemens, Telrad Networks and UQ Communications.

“I am delighted to welcome the newest member of our reputable Board of Directors,” stated Dr. Mohammad Shakouri, WiMAX Forum Board Chairman. Kathy experience with the Utilities Technology Council, business knowledge and skills will help to strengthen the technology and the WiMAX Forum organization as a whole. As the WiMAX technology develops, the 2019 WiMAX Forum Board of Directors continues working to scale and accelerate the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) and WiMAX market.”

The WiMAX Forum member companies and industry experts are attending and participating in the next Integrated Communications Navigation and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference on April 9-11, 2019 at Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia, USA. For more information, please visit: ICNS 2019.

For questions regarding AeroMACS or the WiMAX Forum, please contact Alessandra Rocha at

About the WiMAX Forum
The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX, AeroMACS, and WiGRID technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum and WiGRID Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable, and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit