TORONTO – Former Bell Mobility and Bell ExpressVu president Michael Neuman has been named executive chair of the global telecom business at Telna-KnowRoaming.
With a career spanning some 30 years, Neuman (pictured) has held senior roles at EchoStar Corp., Bell Mobility, Bell ExpressVu, iaxis inc., Teleglobe Europe, WorldLinx Telecom; Cerberus Canada and V Band Corporation.
The company said Thursday that Neuman’s appointment will help it to deliver on its mandate to become the global standard for 'SIM free' Multi-IMSI wireless networks, providing low cost, SIM-free connectivity for any wireless device to every wireless network, worldwide.
“I am excited to be joining a hyper-innovative company that is delivering mobile SIMs as software with a preloaded app that integrates with Qualcomm or Mediatek baseband in any wireless device enabling the distribution of billions of SIMs at no cost, creating a new revenue opportunity for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) by providing connectivity for their smartphones, tablets, watches and IoT or M2M devices," said Neuman, in the announcement. "Telna-KnowRoaming operates a full wireless network and owns spectrum in the USA giving it international recognition and GSMA membership. The company's Multi-IMSI protocol, hundreds of roaming agreements worldwide, and dynamic billing API enables OEMs to provide network services without having to make any investment into network infrastructure – essentially making them service providers.”