Amit Mital, Former Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director, National Security Council, and Johan Wibergh, Former CTO/CIO of Vodafone Group PLC, join Cohere’s Board of Directors
SAN JOSE, CA, February 7, 2023—Cohere Technologies, the innovator of 4G/5G Universal Spectrum Multiplier software for RAN and Open RAN, and OTFS waveform for 6G, today announced that industry luminaries Amit Mital and Johan Wibergh have joined Cohere’s Board of Directors. These high profile appointments come as the company prepares to commercialize its 4G/5G Universal Spectrum Multiplier software and introduce its OTFS waveform for 6G and multi-generation cloud platforms.
“Our vision to enable a multi-generational cloud architecture for 4G and 5G depends on experience and insights to help us navigate the industry, helping us build a robust ecosystem that provides global operators with a simple and trusted solution for deployment,” said Ray Dolan, Chairman and CEO of Cohere Technologies. “Amit’s decades of experience in technology innovation with Microsoft and other companies and his most recent role with the U.S. government, alongside Johan’s industry experience with Vodafone and Ericsson, will be invaluable to Cohere as we continue our journey.”
Amit Mital served as Special Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director, National Security Council from 2021 to August 2022. In this role he focused on strategy and policy for cyber security and emerging technologies, including critical infrastructure security, telecom policy, spectrum policy, 5G strategy, quantum computing, and AI. Previously, Mr. Mital was CEO and founder of Kernel Labs, and EVP/GM and CTO at Symantec Corporation. Mr. Mital spent 20 years with Microsoft and is formerly the Corporate Vice President for the Startup Business Group. Mr. Mital holds a M.S. in Engineering from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.
“5G mobility and beyond is the future of the internet and of great strategic importance,” said Amit Mital. “Cohere provides operators transformative technology to make their networks more efficient and secure. I am thrilled to be part of this world class team.”
Johan Wibergh is the former CTO/CIO with Vodafone Group PLC, a position he held from May 2015 until December 2022. Prior to joining Vodafone, Mr. Wibergh held senior management positions at Ericsson from 1997 until 2015. In addition to Cohere Technologies, Mr. Wibergh is also a board member with Avanci and Trimble, Inc. Mr. Wibergh holds a Master in Computer Science from Linköping University in Sweden.
“Cohere’s Universal Spectrum Multiplier software, which can improve capacity up to 2x with MU-MIMO for FDD and TDD networks, is a game changer,” said Johan Wibergh. “Cohere has a bold vision for the future and I’m excited to join the company and help it grow.”
About Cohere Technologies
Cohere’s Universal Spectrum Multiplier (USM) software can be integrated by network equipment suppliers in the RAN or as an xApp in the Telco Cloud. Cohere has already demonstrated up to 2X performance improvement for 4G FDD and 5G TDD for several leading mobile operators.
Cohere’s Orthogonal Time Frequency Space (OTFS) wireless system is a candidate for 6G. OTFS can provide reliable, affordable wireless communications even under extreme doppler such as hypersonic speeds. Cohere has been developing OTFS and Delay Doppler-based radar technologies since the company’s inception in 2011 and is working with customers and partners to standardize the technology.
Investors in Cohere Technologies include: Bell Ventures, Intel Capital, Juniper, Koch Industries, Lightspeed, NEA, Telstra Ventures, and VMware.
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