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June 22, 2011 at 10:51 AM

McCaw, Clearwire vet Nick Kauser lauded

Nick Kauser, a pioneer of the wireless industry spawned in the Seattle area, today was named to the Wireless Hall of Fame organized by the non-profit Wireless History Foundation.

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Kauser was chief technology officer of McCaw Cellular Communications, Rogers Cantel, AT&T Wireless and Clearwire. At AT&T Wireless, he led the “Project Angel” venture that was the foundation of Clearwire, which he co-founded and served as CTO until he retired in 2007.

In its announcement, the foundation noted that Kauser “built the first nationwide network across both Canada and the United States. He led U.S. standards processes, aggressively explored new technologies, and laid the basis for nationwide automatic roaming.”

Kauser will be feted at an Oct. 10 dinner in San Diego. Other honorees include Robert Marino, the first employee of Sprint predecessor United TeleSpectrum; Clayton Niles, former chairman of Communications Industries; and the late Arnold Pohs, former chairman of CommNet Celluar and the CTIA trade group.

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