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Dublin, Ireland – 29 Month 2020 – Benetel, a global provider of leading edge and innovative wireless telecommunications solutions for small cell base stations, has appointed Mr. Olli Andersson as Senior Vice President Americas. Andersson, who will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, will spearhead Benetel’s strategic initiatives around 4G and 5G wireless technology and lead Americas. Andersson will report to Adrian O’Connor, CEO of Benetel.

Andersson brings a wealth of wireless communications expertise to Benetel. Most recently, Andersson headed up Nokia and Nokia Bell Lab’s Innovation Centre in Sunnyvale, California. During his career, Andersson has led laboratories and teams of innovators, managers and engineers across the globe on a wide range of advanced telecommunications projects. He and his teams have been pioneering wireless communications for Communication Service Providers as well as private networking for public safety, government and industry verticals. Prior to joining Nokia in California, Andersson spent three years in South Korea heading Nokia Siemens Networks’ Smart Lab and CTO team. Andersson holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Helsinki University of Technology and a B.Eng in Telecommunications from the Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences.

“We are delighted to welcome Olli Andersson as a vital component of the Benetel team,” states Adrian O’Connor, CEO of Benetel. “His vast knowledge of this key global market combined with his extensive experience adds tremendous value to our ever-increasing presence in the Americas. As a team, we are now fully prepared for the next phase in the history of mobile communications.”

“I am honoured to join Benetel as we launch this exciting new phase of our Americas strategy,” says Andersson. “Together, we look forward to helping make 5G a reality for our customers and partners in the region.”

Founded in Dublin, Ireland in 2001, Benetel is focused on the small cell base station market segment to answer the demand for greater coverage density that rises exponentially with each new mobile generation. The company developed specialist skills to serve this segment and introduced a series of pioneering innovations for radio access networks, with solutions for both outdoor and indoor deployment.