Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Wireless Facilities Hires Cingular's CTO

Wireless Facilities, an independent provider of systems engineering, network services and technical outsourcing for wireless carriers, hired William E. Clift as president of its U.S. Professional Services group. Most recently, Clift served for four years as chief technology and strategy officer for Cingular Wireless. During Clift's tenure, Cingular was the second largest wireless carrier in the U.S. until its recent merger with AT&T Wireless Services, making it the largest domestic wireless carrier. Clift was responsible for driving the adoption of new technologies which have had a significant impact on the wireless industry as a whole, including Adaptive Multi-rate Vocoders, GSM at 850 MHz and the EDGE packet data standard. Before Cingular, Clift most recently served at BellSouth Wireless Services as president of American Cellular Communications Corporation and BellSouth Mobility DCS.