Airspan hires Glenn Laxdal as President and COO

Airspan, a U.S.-based provider of disruptive software and hardware for 5G networks, has hired Glenn Laxdal as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Airspan Glenn Laxdal

Overseeing the Company’s Operations, Customer Service and Product Management divisions, along with the Broadband Mimosa division, Glenn will be responsible for accelerating and executing the company’s revenue and growth strategy.

Laxdal is a senior technology executive with over 25 years of global experience in the wireless, software and computing industries, most recently at Infinera. He has also held senior leadership positions at Ericsson, Blackberry, and Nortel. Laxdal has an established track record of attracting, recruiting and advising senior leadership teams and has led global businesses driving profitability and long-term value.

“Bringing on the right leaders with the ability and experience to execute on our aggressive plans is a critical component of our strategy for long-term, sustainable growth,” said Airspan CEO Eric Stonestrom. “Glenn has deep expertise in RAN, working with mobile network operators and understanding the needs of enterprises. He and the other executives who have recently joined the Airspan team are some of the best talent in the industry. They are all focused on accelerating our plans to grow revenue and market share to take advantage of the tremendous market opportunities for 5G, Open RAN, Private Networks and Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) solutions.”

“Airspan is a global leader in 5G networks, wireless broadband, WiFi solutions, and related software and automation capabilities,” said Laxdal. “I am excited by the opportunity to build on that foundation, intensify our customer focus and grow our solutions to capitalize on the emerging growth opportunities.”

In addition to hiring Laxdal, long-time Airspan executive Uzi Shalev has been appointed Chief Technology Officer and will continue to lead the company’s R&D operations.


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