Vice President, Partnerships & Alliances for AT&T Mobility – AT&T Services, Inc.
Mr. Wilson is Vice President, Tower Strategy & Roaming for AT&T. Mr. Wilson leads AT&T’s domestic, international, and Wi-Fi roaming partnerships and AT&T’s tower rents and leases for cell sites and small cells. Mr. Wilson is also responsible for wireless merger integrations and AT&T’s deployment of FirstNet across AT&T’s domestic roaming footprint. Since 2012, Mr. Wilson has served as the Chairman of the Wireless Broadband Alliance and founded the WBA Connected City Advisor Board, whose members include City Leaders (CIO/CTO’s) of major global cities. In 2016, under Mr. Wilson’s leadership, the Wireless Broadband Alliance founded and established that every June 20th be designated as World Wi-Fi Day to celebrate Wi-Fi’s role in driving affordable mobile broadband including in underserved communities around the globe.
Previously, Mr. Wilson served as CEO and Chairman of Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), a joint venture of AT&T and Global Eagle Entertainment (ENT), dedicated to providing satellite-based cellular connectivity on major Cruise Lines. Mr. Wilson also led international partnerships and alliances for AT&T’s global Internet-of-Things (IoT) business. Mr. Wilson was the architect of the AT&T Global SIM that was the springboard for AT&T’s leadership in connecting IoT devices globally.
Mr. Wilson joined AT&T Wireless Services (formerly Cingular) in 2001 and served in key roles in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture management, international roaming and strategy, and international development.
Mr. Wilson started his career in Seattle with Arthur Anderson, after graduating from Syracuse University. Before starting at AT&T, Mr. Wilson spent several years at Teledesic, a start-up founded by Craig McCaw and Bill Gates with the vision of providing global, ubiquitous, mobile broadband using advance satellite technology. Mr. Wilson lives and works in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.
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