BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2009) - Neville Ray, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations for T-Mobile USA, is the newly elected 2009 Chairperson of the 3G Americas' Board of Governors. Mr. Ray succeeds Kristin Rinne, Senior Vice President of Architecture and Planning for AT&T who will continue representing AT&T on the Board of Governors.

"HSPA Mobile Broadband deployments continue to progress throughout the region providing great opportunities for our industry and we look forward to Neville Ray's vision, wisdom and leadership as Chairperson of 3G Americas' Board of Governors," stated Chris Pearson, President of 3G Americas. "It is our privilege to have him serve as our Chairperson in 2009."

Neville Ray added, "It is an honor to be elected as Chairperson at 3G Americas. With the support and accomplishments of 3G Americas, the GSM family of technologies has tremendous momentum in the Americas region, and as Chairperson of 3G Americas I plan to continue those successes."

A professional in the telecommunications industry for more than 20 years, Neville Ray has specific experience in the design, deployment and operational management of GSM and WCDMA networks in the United States and worldwide. Mr. Ray is responsible for the management of the national T-Mobile® network in the USA, covering in excess of 260 million pops, serving 32 million customers and encompassing 43,000+ cell site facilities. HSDPA services were launched in 2008 across virtually all major metro areas of this network. Prior to assuming his current national role at T-Mobile USA, Mr. Ray held the position of Vice President of Network Engineering and Operations for the Northeast region of T-Mobile USA where he led the network through the 9/11 terrorist attacks, receiving significant recognition from the New York Police Department, New York state agencies and the Federal Communications Commission. Mr. Ray's U.S. career began with Pacific Bell Mobile Services in 1995, where he held the position of Vice President of Network Operations in San Diego, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to joining Pacific Bell, he worked for PA Consulting in both Europe and the U.S.

Elected as treasurer of 3G Americas is Jean-Louis Carrara of Gemalto, who has served on the 3G Americas Board of Governors for five years. Mr. Carrara, who joined Gemalto in 1995, is currently Vice President of Telecom, North America at Gemalto and is responsible for new telecom product lines and service businesses in North America.

About 3G Americas: Unifying the Americas through Wireless Technology

3G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to promote and facilitate the seamless deployment throughout the Americas of the GSM family of technologies, including LTE. 3G Americas has contributed to the successful commercial rollout of GSM across the Americas and its place as the number one technology in the region, as well as the global adoption of EDGE. The organization aims to develop the expansive wireless ecosystem of networks, devices, and applications enabled by GSM and its evolution to LTE. 3G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, WA with an office for Latin America and the Caribbean in Dallas, Texas. More information is available at

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