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We’re proud to announce that the winner of this 12 months’s FierceWireless Rising Star is Rakuten’s Rahul Atri.

Final week we printed our story “FierceWireless presents its 2020 class of Rising Stars,” itemizing 10 high executives on the rise within the wi-fi trade. We had an awesome slate of younger executives who have been nominated by their corporations and chosen by the FierceWireless editors.

However after per week of voting in a community-rallying ballot, Rakuten’s Rising Star got here out on high with 16,229 votes.

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Rahul Atri is certainly making a reputation for himself within the cell ecosystem. As head of Rakuten Cell’s Automation Middle of Excellence (CoE), Atri is main the cost on integrating synthetic intelligence into the telecom community and implementing an end-to-end automation technique.

“You’ll not see different telcos which have an Automation CoE,” he mentioned. “That’s one thing we take nice delight in. We’re constructing a mannequin and hopefully making life simpler for different operators, who will be capable to observe our mannequin.” You’ll be able to learn his full Rising Stars profile, here.

Atri hails from northern India and began his profession working with greenfield telco operators and startups. He additionally labored alongside Rakuten Cell CTO Tareq Amin once they have been each at Reliance Jio, constructing the corporate’s very profitable greenfield cell community in India.

Congratulations to Rahul Atri. And because of all of the Fierce readers who voted for his or her favourite 2020 Rising Star.

Listed below are the complete outcomes:

FW Poll