Top 6 Small Cells Movers & Shakers
Behrooz Parsay, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at SpiderCloud
SpiderCloud Wireless has been vocal about its competitors' small cell "breakthroughs," as it claims to be at least 12 months ahead of the market.
What gives it the confidence to be the David to the wireless vendor Goliaths is the fact that it already has a dual-mode enterprise small cell that can support 4G LTE and UMTS 3G, and it has a named operator customer in Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD). (See: SpiderCloud's New Web: Dual-Mode 4G LTE and Vodafone Deploys SpiderCloud's Small Cells.)
He isn't the one doing the boasting, but the man who is largely responsible for SpiderCloud's head start and its ability to get an enterprise hooked up in a matter of weeks is Behrooz Parsay, SpiderCloud's Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations. He joined the company in 2010 and was responsible for evaluating and selecting its next-gen multi-mode portfolio.
According to SpiderCloud CMO Ronny Haraldsvik, Parsay was also responsible for engineering the company's new 310 radio node, including the single system on a chip, dual-band flexibility for 3G, and LTE or dual-band LTE.
"Much as Aruba and BelAir did for WiFi, SpiderCloud helped refine the segment, and continue to offer quite a distinct vision," says Rupert Baines of consultancy Real Wireless, adding that Haraldsvik should also make the list for his unparalleled energy, his history of being in the right place at the right time with past jobs at Flarion and BelAir, and his charismatic cheerleading of the sector.
SpiderCloud, Haraldsvik, and Parsay, will all be ones to keep an eye on as its larger competitors start to make more noise and encroach on its space in the enterprise.