Leading Telecom Executive to Succeed ExteNet Systems Co-Founder Ross Manire
CHICAGO − September 4, 2018 – ExteNet Systems, the largest private developer, owner and operator of distributed networks enabling advanced mobile broadband connectivity across the United States, today announced the appointment of Jim Hyde as Chief Executive Officer. Hyde succeeds Ross Manire, the co-founder of ExteNet Systems who is retiring and has served as President and CEO since 2002.
“My 16 years at ExteNet Systems have been incredibly rewarding, and I leave a tremendous team of experienced professionals well positioned to lead the way as the industry prepares for the next generation of wireless technology,” said Manire.
"ExteNet Systems has played an integral role in pioneering, designing and building the next generation of wireless networks,” said Marc Ganzi, Executive Chairman of ExteNet Systems. “We thank Ross for the terrific job he has done in bringing the business to this point, and we wish him the best in his retirement and future endeavors. The Board and I are very excited to have Jim at the helm as we look to extend ExteNet Systems’ market leadership and bring new, innovative indoor and outdoor broadband solutions to the market. We are confident Jim is the right person to guide the company forward given his vast experience in owning and operating wireless networks.”
Hyde has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless communications sector, having held roles in operations, sales and general management throughout his career. Most recently, he served as President of Prepaid Group, Wholesale, Affiliates and Strategic Partnerships for Sprint where he led the company’s efforts to build out its MVNO and prepaid service businesses. Hyde also brings international experience to his new role at ExteNet Systems, having served as CEO and managing director of T-Mobile UK. He has also held management roles at Fastback Networks, Lumos Networks, NTELOS Holdings and GPS Industries. Hyde graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance, and is active in several industry associations including Competitive Carriers Association and CTIA, having served in various leadership roles.
“I’m honored to have been appointed as CEO of ExteNet Systems,” said Hyde. “This is a tremendous company that is much admired in the industry and, as much as it has achieved, there is much more that ExteNet Systems can bring to its customers and that it can do to drive the marketplace. I am excited to lead ExteNet Systems’ next chapter.”
About ExteNet Systems, Inc.
Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates communications infrastructure solutions, including distributed networks (DNS), for use by its customers across the United States. Customers today include wireless carriers, broadband providers, property owners, enterprises, communities and IoT companies. Primary solutions include fiber, distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi and virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC). ExteNet Systems' outdoor networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments while indoor networks are typically deployed in property verticals like commercial office buildings, sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com