Stoke Names Telecoms Industry Expert Satoshi Arano as Japan Country
Ex-ZTE Executive Joins Mobile Broadband Gateway Innovator to Expand
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- Mobile broadband
gateway developer Stoke (www.stoke.com/) has appointed senior
telecommunications industry figure Satoshi Arano as Country Manager,
Japan to head the company's expanding activities in Japan and Asia.
Arano joins Stoke Japan K.K. from ZTE Japan's Network Business
Division. His previous career spans senior business development roles
in Raritan, Alcatel-Lucent, and Nippon-Ericsson.
"The scope of our existing projects in Japan and the region continues
to expand and by creating this new role we open the door for deeper
engagement with existing and new projects," said Dr. Ikuo Nishioka,
Chairman of Stoke Japan K.K. "We are very pleased to welcome
Arano-san to bolster our sales activities here."
Stoke's current engagements include LTE infrastructure projects with
leading mobile broadband provider NTT Docomo in Japan and with
telecommunications operators in APAC and North Asia.
"Broadband Internet access combined with wireless connectivity is a
major growth sector in Japan and across the region," said Satoshi
Arano. "Stoke's innovative technology and compelling value
proposition is a perfect fit for mobile operators as they adapt their
existing networks to new business dynamics and transition to LTE and
Wi-Fi technologies. Stoke has already had a profound effect on the
industry and I am very excited to be part of the company's ongoing
Arano-san brings to Stoke an impressive history of business
development, revenue creation and team building. Working throughout
North Asia and APAC, he has built deep relationships with
telecommunications carriers, enterprises and government departments.
Prior to ZTE, Arano-San was Senior Vice President at Raritan Japan,
and was previously Director of Broadband Wireless Access Division
Sales and Marketing at Alcatel-Lucent Japan Ltd. His earlier career
includes sales and marketing roles with Centillium Communications,
Nippon-Ericsson and Nippon Avionics. Arano-san holds a Bachelor of
Law degree from the University of Keio-Gijyuku and an MBA in
Management from the Ministry of Internat
ional Trade and Industry.
About Stoke, Inc.
Stoke protects and enhances operator LTE and Wi-Fi
service offerings with intelligent, innovative Mobile Edge Gateways.
Stoke Security eXchange is the #1 in LTE security gateways deployed
worldwide, securing RAN-to-Core communications and protecting mobile
core elements. Stoke Wi-Fi eXchange(TM) simplifies and secures
operator authentication and authorization for subscribers connecting
to Wi-Fi, and its traffic management capabilities enable Wi-Fi
monetization and cost controls. Stoke is backed by prominent venture
capital firms and carriers including Kleiner Perkins Caufield &
Byers, Sequoia Capital, Focus Ventures, and NTT Docomo. For more
information, visit www.stoke.com.
Mary McEvoy Carroll for Stoke
Tel: + 1 408 691 4283
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