– USA, CA – Fastback Networks today announced the election of Jim Hyde, former T-Mobile executive and private and public company CEO to the company’s Board of Directors, bringing decades of mobile carrier insights and visionary leadership skills to the Fastback board. With expertise in strategy development, building world class leadership teams, and driving execution and results, Mr. Hyde has held CEO positions with T-Mobile UK, Lumos Networks, and nTELOS. Jim began his career in wireless in 1997 at Western Wireless/VoiceStream Wireless where he, in various executive positions, helped to create the fastest growing wireless carrier in the US, which ultimately led to the sale of the company to Duetsche Telekom AG in 2001 and the creation of T-Mobile USA.

“Jim brings to the Fastback board a wealth of experience and knowledge in wireless network strategic development and infrastructure planning, as well as carrier side technology and new product evaluation and adoption processes,” said Kevin Duffy, CEO & Co-founder, Fastback Networks. “We look forward to Jim’s contributions and unique insights as we build on our success to date and continue to lead innovation in mobile backhaul market.”

“I am pleased to join the Fastback board at this pivotal juncture, as broad adoption of advanced backhaul solutions accelerates,” said Jim Hyde. “Fastback is well positioned to lead in the fastest growing segments of the mobile backhaul market, enabling mobile operators to deliver service to customers anywhere they need it.”

Mr. Hyde currently advises companies and investors across a broad range of topics throughout the technology, media and telecommunications industries. He currently serves on the board of directors for GPS Industries, the world’s leading producer of GPS tracking, telematics, and API integration solutions for fleet operations of LSVs (low speed vehicles), and is a past director of CTIA – The Wireless Association, and the CCA –Competitive Carriers Association.

About Fastback Networks

Fastback Networks was founded with a vision to deliver innovative technology for the mobile infrastructure of the future. Fastback solutions enable network operators to expand and enhance services, and private networks to secure, monitor and manage operations via high capacity data connectivity. With insights derived from the collective team’s experience building leading edge radio and data networking solutions, Fastback Networks looks at the challenges of 4G/5GLTE deployment with fresh eyes and better ideas, and develops transformational mobile backhaul solutions that enable the acceleration of the mobile future. Fastback Networks is a privately held company funded by Business Growth Fund, Foundation Capital, Granite Ventures, Harmony Partners, Juniper Networks Junos Innovation Fund, and Matrix Partners.

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