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May 28, 2014

Wireless Hall of Fame to Induct Jan Uddenfeldt of Ericsson in September

The Wireless History Foundation's prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame, which seeks to recognize and congratulate outstanding achievement across all disciplines within the wireless industry, has made the announcement that they will be inducting Ericsson's Dr. Jan Uddenfeldt into their exclusive circle. Uddenfeldt is a major inspiration to wireless innovators everywhere, and was one of the key inventors and industry drivers for several groundbreaking services. These contributions include wireless GSM (2G) technology, mobile vroadband (3G/HSPA) and even LTE technology.

“Jan is truly one of the fathers of the Networked Society,” said Angel Ruiz, who serves as the Head of Ericsson North America. “His work during his career at Ericsson allowed the introduction of technology innovations that have changed the way billions of people across the world communicate... His introduction into the Wireless Hall of Fame is well deserved and we congratulate him.” Dr. Uddenfeldt is the first Ericsson employee to be inducted into the Wireless Hall of Fame.

The Wireless Hall of Fame program has inducted more than 40 individuals since its inception in October of 2008, each from varying fields within the wireless industry. The selection committee is composed of an anonymous panel of hall of fame members, which helps ensure that there is no corporate bias, and that individuals are inducted based on their merits alone.

Thanks to Jan Uddenfeldt's expertise and leadership, the world is now filled with a variety of technologies that helped launch the cellular industry, the Internet and broadband industry, which is a staple of mobile communications today. The Wireless History Foundation's vision is to educate and inspire future generations about the significance of the wireless industry by commemorating those who have made major differences. Jan Uddenfeldt's contributions are now used around the globe by more than 85 percent of the world's population, so it seems fitting that he is recognized for his work.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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