Linda Hardesty editor's corner

2020 has been a wierd 12 months, however that hasn’t stopped the wi-fi trade from forging forward with its 5G build-outs. And if something, the Covid-19 disaster has spurred operators to amass extra spectrum and make their networks extra sturdy to fulfill the calls for of cell broadband in a 12 months when web connectivity is important.

The ten younger executives who have been chosen by the FierceWireless editorial workforce for 2020 have been nominated by their corporations. We’re glad to see that this 12 months’s slate of Rising Stars is extra numerous than previous years, and the executives additionally come from numerous enterprise items inside their corporations, together with advertising, engineering and community automation.

Their tasks embody every thing from advancing standalone 5G, to making sure gadget compatibility, to selling the idea of open RAN.

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It’s attention-grabbing that a couple of government talked about failures and disappointments that made them a stronger chief, total. And a few them talked about their experiences residing in overseas nations and interacting with totally different cultures. We hope you get pleasure from studying their profiles!

We’re additionally doing a ballot so you possibly can vote in your favourite high government to look at in wi-fi. We’re utilizing for the precise voting.

You’re inspired to forged your vote within the ballot window beneath. Repeated voting is prohibited with a block to cookies and IP addresses. The ballot will keep open for one week, and we’ll announce the winner on October 12. Be at liberty to make use of social media to advertise your favourite exec, utilizing @FierceWireless #2020RisingStar. Blissful competing!