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Freshwave appoints former EE-man as new chief technology officer

Paul Lipscombe
November 8, 2021

Bennett joins from EE, where he spent 10 years

Network service provider Freshwave has appointed former EE-man Tom Bennett as its new chief technology officer.

Bennett joins Freshwave after spending 10 years at the operator, where he was most recently its director of partnerships and innovations.

His new role will see him overseeing 50 engineers and operations specialists that are responsible for delivering indoor and outdoor mobile connectivity in places including railway stations to stadiums.

During his tenue at EE/BT, Bennett played a key role in negotiations with the government and other MNOs for the Shared Rural Network.

Prior to joining EE, Bennett joined One2One (which then became T-Mobile) in 1996, while he has worked in senior leadership roles since 2005.

Commenting on his appointment, Bennett said: “The importance of connectivity has been ably demonstrated over the past couple of years and technology never stands still.

“Freshwave is known for its innovative approaches and I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting involved in ground-breaking projects across everything from 4G and 5G mobile private networks to complex infrastructure projects.”

Freshwave CEO Simon Frumkin added: “Not only does he have the deep engineering and network architecture expertise the role requires, but he excels at creating collaborative partnerships.

“Freshwave delivers and manages some of the most challenging wireless environments in the UK and under Tom’s leadership I know we’re going to stay at the cutting edge of our industry.”

Freshwave has over 6,400 mast locations and supports over 200 outdoor networks and aims to make digital infrastructure simple.

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