Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin has joined the board of directors at AirWalk Communications, a company that specializes in small cell base stations, including femtocells and picocells.
"We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the board of directors. He is a visionary with a proven track record for identifying the opportunities that will improve wireless service and promote growth for the industry," said Serge Pequeux, president and CEO of AirWalk Communications. "Kevin will add a unique perspective to our discussions regarding market dynamics, and his insight will help us maximize the reach of our products."
"I am very excited to work closely with AirWalk to help identify new opportunities. As the surge in wireless data usage continues, AirWalk provides an effective and economical solution to bring coverage and capacity to the operator," Martin said. "AirWalk's unique approach to integrating IP-based Radio Access Networks is important to the industry because it resolves many of the challenges operators face in supporting user needs."
Prior to joining the FCC, Martin served as a special assistant to the president for economic policy, as a staff member of the National Economic Council, as the official U.S. government representative to the G-8's Digital Opportunity Task Force, as the deputy general counsel on the 2000 Bush for President Campaign and as counsel to a commissioner at the FCC. Before serving in government, Martin worked for several years in private practice at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding.