AT&T’s Paul Greendyk to chair 5G Americas

Alan Burkitt-Gray
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5G Americas announces election of Paul Greendyk of AT&T as chairman

5G Americas, the industry trade association for the Americas, today announced the election of Paul Greendyk, vice president for mobile core and network services of AT&T as chairman of the board of governors until the end of 2017.

Greendyk was elected as successor for the position by the board of governors at 5G Americas following the announced retirement of incumbent chairman Tom Keathley, senior vice president for architecture and design at AT&T.

Chris Pearson, president of 5G Americas, said: “Our organization welcomes Paul Greendyk as chairman to lead us forward this year. Paul’s technology background and prior experience with 5G Americas will be instrumental in working closely with the board of governors.”

Greendyk is responsible at AT&T for the architecture, design, and delivery of advanced mobile core network functions and network services applications, and end-to-end services across consumer, enterprise, internet of things, and government services.

He is also leading significant components of AT&T’s domain 2.0 network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) initiatives. He is responsible for the virtualization of the mobile core and network services as part of AT&T’s overall strategy to move away from appliance based network platforms to virtualised, software based network functions and applications.

“We are honoured by the past service of Tom Keathley as chairman of 5G Americas and celebrate his guidance surrounding fifth generation technologies and our organisation,” said Pearson.

Greendyk commented: “5G Americas is an influential association in leading the mobile wireless industry in North, Central and South America toward 5G. I look forward to working with the association in my new role as chairperson.”