Tecore Networks Appoints Alcatel-Lucent Veteran Howard Sears as Vice President of Sales

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Former Wireless Chief Technical Officer at Alcatel-Lucent Brings Over 20 Years of Telecommunications Experience to Tecore

Hanover, MD, USA, March 19, 2014 – Tecore Networks, a pioneer supplier of innovative American-made 3G and 4G LTE mobile network infrastructure, is pleased to announce that Mr. Howard Sears has joined the Executive Team as Vice President of Sales. Leveraging his career background in the United States telecommunications industry, Mr. Sears will lead the sales of Tecore’s next generation of Wireless Networks in North America and its Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC)™ Managed Access solution portfolio globally.

Prior to joining Tecore, Mr. Sears served as Alcatel-Lucent’s Wireless Chief Technical Officer for U.S. major accounts. In their wireless division, Mr. Sears supported Tier 2-5 customers with end-to-end solutions across multiple technologies; LTE, small-cells, WiMAX, CDMA, UMTS, and GSM. During his eight years with Alcatel-Lucent, he was also responsible for Sales and developing end-to-end customer solutions and strategies associated with 2G/3G/4G LTE evolution in key areas, such as: RF and RAN evolutions, Broadband Access, IP/Ethernet Transport, Core Switching, EPCs, VoLTE/IMS, and next generation multimedia applications.

“I have always been very impressed with Tecore; my passion in wireless made me admire its product and vision,” said Howard Sears, Vice President of Sales. “Over the years I have watched Tecore and witnessed firsthand its innovations in the market space. That is what brought me here and I am excited to grow with the company.”

Throughout Mr. Sears’ tenure in the telecommunications industry he has had the privilege to serve on the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) Events and Associated Members Committees. Most recently he was appointed to the CCA Associated Members Board Selection Committee where he takes part in the process of assigning new board members. Over Mr. Sears twenty years in the industry he also held technology leadership positions at Suncom Wireless and AT&T Wireless; for more information about Howard Sears and Tecore’s Executive team please visit https://tecore.com/about/team.cfm.

“We are excited to have Howard on board. His twenty years of extensive experience in the North American market will strengthen Tecore’s market leadership in scalable wireless solutions for operators throughout the U.S. and support our continued mission of leveling the playing field for rural communities,” said Jay Salkini, President and CEO of Tecore Networks.

As wireless technology accelerates forward, rural operators are challenged to evolve their current network infrastructures to next generation 3G and 4G LTE technology. Additionally, operators who initially moved to 4G LTE through hosting are looking for alternatives to deploy their own core infrastructure and regain control of their subscriber base as Voice-Over-LTE becomes a reality. Tecore stands ready with a full portfolio of next generation capability including industry-leading scalability as well as key features such as integrated IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) support.

About Tecore Networks
Tecore Networks is a pioneer supplier of multi-technology 3G and 4G LTE network infrastructure. From millions of subscribers, to small private networks, Tecore Networks has serviced the commercial and government sectors for over 20 years. Offering cutting-edge voice and data technologies, and setting the standard for all-IP based architecture; Tecore Networks has exponentially increased performance while minimizing cost and space requirements. Tecore Networks offers value-added features and state-of-the-art professional services that enable their customers to increase ARPU and retention.

Tecore Networks is the inventor of the Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC)™Managed Access solution. The Managed Access technology delivers a comprehensive solution for managing communications in a targeted area. Proven in urban and rural environments, Tecore’s revolutionary iNAC™ technology received national media coverage for the deployments in State Corrections facilities in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Founded in 1991, Tecore Networks is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and a three-time winner of the Global Mobile Award. For more information, visit www.tecore.com.

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