PoLTE Appoints Former T-Mobile Executive Ed Chao as New CTO

PoLTE has announced the appointment of former T-Mobile executive Ed Chao as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The company has also completed a multi-million-dollar Series A Funding round which was oversubscribed due to investor interest.

New PoLTE CTO, Ed Chao brings more than 25 years of wireless industry and technology leadership experience to PoLTE. His core responsibilities will include driving the execution of PoLTE’s technology strategy and roadmap, while also building relationships with key strategic partners. Previously, Chao served as Senior Vice President of technology strategy and development for T-Mobile. He played a key role in the merger transaction and integration of the company with MetroPCS, where he served as senior vice president of corporate engineering and network operations overseeing the company’s nationwide 3G and 4G LTE wireless network. Under his leadership, MetroPCS achieved several industry milestones, including first in the world to deploy commercial 4G LTE and VoLTE.

In January, PoLTE announced its Lite-Touch Architecture, a patented approach designed to enable location services for the next generation of billions of small, inexpensive and power-constrained mobile devices as they seamlessly move indoors and outdoors. The development of this technology design has enabled the company to attract strategic customer partnerships such as chip manufacturers, IoT solution providers, mobile network operators and IoT enablers eager to ensure legacy location approaches don’t hinder the potential of IoT.