Wireless History Foundation Gains Momentum

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<p><strong>Highlands Ranch, Colo. &mdash; July 31</strong><br />Leaders in the wireless telecommunications industry announced formation of the Wireless History Foundation (WHF), industry-wide support for the new nonprofit group, and further details regarding a celebration launching the organization. <br /><br />The foundation, designed to preserve and promote the rich history of wireless, will hold its kickoff event Oct. 13 at the Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. The date marks the 25th anniversary of the start of cellular communications. <br /> <br />Begun as a grassroots wireless history initiative, the Wireless History Foundation and its Cellular 25 event have gained support from trade associations and luminaries from across the industry. </p><p>Today, WHF announced new sponsorship from PCIA-The Wireless Infrastructure Association (PCIA) and the Rural Cellular Association. These two trade groups join CTIA-The Wireless Industry Association as association sponsors. Discussions with several other industry groups are under way.<br /> <br />&ldquo;Wireless entrepreneurs and innovators made this industry great. We owe it to future generations to capture in a dedicated repository the important events and contributions these pioneers have made over the past several decades,&rdquo; said Arlene Harris, founder of Jitterbug and WHF President. </p><p>&ldquo;Given the evolution of ubiquitous services and open network access, the convergence of the Internet and wireless broadband technologies, we are living history that is in the making &mdash; history that is WHF&rsquo;s mission to organize and preserve.&rdquo; <br /></p>

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