"Chris and Radu bring additional talent and depth to our management
team as we begin market trials of BLiNQ's wireless backhaul solutions,"
said Carleton Miller, CEO of BLiNQ Networks. "Their experience and
expertise will bolster our ability to bring our wireless backhaul
solution to market to help operators cost-effectively and rapidly scale
mobile data networks to eliminate capacity hotspots and coverage dead
Zappala joins BLiNQ with more than 24 years experience in the
management, research, design and development of sophisticated RF
electronics related to cellular digital communications systems, radar
systems, and high power solid state transmitters. He comes from Andrew
Wireless Solutions, a Commscope Company, where he headed R&D for the
Base Station Subsystems Group. Under Zappala's leadership, the company
entered a new high growth product category and developed strong
relationships with top tier mobile operators. Prior to that, Zappala was
a founding member of Celiant Corporation and has held several
engineering roles at Lucent and Watkins-Johnson. Zappala holds thirteen
patents. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from
Lafayette College, Easton, PA and a Masters of Science in Electrical
Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Selea joins BLiNQ from Redline Communications where he was Co-founder,
CTO and VP of Engineering. He developed strategies and lead the product
development for a product line of wireless OFDM/OFDMA access and
backhaul solutions, including the first worldwide WiMAX certified base
station and subscriber unit that created the foundation for Redline's
IPO. Throughout his career, Selea worked with IEEE and the WiMAX Forum
and was instrumental in establishing global standards for wireless
technologies. Selea also served as Engineering Director at Hefaistos,
which he co-founded in 1994. Selea holds a Masters degree in Automation
and Computer Science (Honors) from the University of Craiova, Romania.
About BLiNQ Networks
BLiNQ Networks was founded in June 2010 after the acquisition of
intellectual property and wireless assets from Nortel Networks. BLiNQ is
a pioneer of wireless backhaul solutions that fundamentally changes the
way mobile operators deliver mobile broadband services in urban areas.
BLiNQ uses cost-effective sub-6 GHz TDD spectrum and unique and
patent-pending Managed Adaptive Resource Allocation (MARA) technology to
provide network-level intelligence, self-organizing network
capabilities, and eliminates interference challenges to maximize
spectral efficiency. BLiNQ is headquartered in Plano, TX with research
and development facilities in Ottawa, Canada. For more information,
please visit www.blinqnetworks.com.