Member Spotlight: Airtower Networks - New Name, New CEO, Same Mission

Airtower Networks

Posted on January 20, 2020

The January 2020 Safer Buildings Coalition Members spotlight zooms in on Airtower Networks, formerly known as Wave Wireless. 

In December 2019, Wave Wireless officially changed its name to Airtower Networks. Earlier this month, the company appointed former ExteNet COO, Oliver Valente as its new CEO.

"The name change is a result of the success of our growth into new markets and the evolution of our rapidly-growing company. Our business has undergone a significant transformation in the last few years and the new name better reflects how our company is propelling today's 5G revolution and beyond," Founder & President Manny Dureja explains. 

Following on the heels of the name change, the appointment of Oliver Valente is aligned with Airtower leadership’s vision to further invest in expanding their in-building wireless portfolio. Valente will be strategically and tactically focused on scaling the business during the demands of the company’s capital growth stage. He has been a leader throughout his career with a background in wireless & wireline network design, engineering & construction of thousands of cell tower sites, thousands of miles of fiber, data center deployments, & tens of thousands of indoor & outdoor small cells.

“Oliver’s appointment is a strategic move by Airtower’s leadership to hyper-scale the business. Oliver and I are in lock-step to ensure our growth and investment forecast exceed our expectations,” said Manny Dureja.

“Airtower Networks has successfully and exclusively deployed in-building wireless connectivity to tens of millions of square feet for building owners, property managers, and enterprises in densely populated metro areas,” Valente added. “In the future, Airtower will add to these customers by assisting Mobile Network Operators to meet their 5G coverage and capacity needs in these same venues for a fraction of the cost they’ve experienced in the past. We are well positioned to grow our in-building wireless business and expand with mobile network operators as 5G emerges.” 

About Airtower Networks
Airtower Networks is One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America (Inc. 500) and named in the 10 Hottest Companies of Washington D.C. Airtower Networks has become the trusted partner for building owners and enterprise customers in need of future-proof managed wireless services that help improve their bottom line. Airtower Networks total managed services for smart buildings and mobile connectivity maximize building owners’ investment by providing communications infrastructure and 5G-ready networks.

Airtower Networks designs, builds, owns, and operates next-generation private LTE, Wi-Fi, public safety and cellular networks. With clients including data centers, industrial, residential, healthcare, retail, education, hospitality, stadiums, public venues as well as customers ranging from Fortune 50 enterprises, the largest commercial real estate developers in the nation to the most technology advanced government organizations. Airtower Networks consistently provides cutting-edge solutions to meet each customer’s wireless needs.

Airtower Networks

Airtower Networks
80 M Street SE 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20003 

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