October 25, 2016 9:39 PM ET

Wireless Telecommunication Services

Company Overview of Rivada Networks, LLC

Company Overview

Rivada Networks, LLC designs, integrates, and operates wireless interoperable public safety communication networks. It offers its communication systems to police, firefighters, and other first responders operating in local, state, and federal levels. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

1755 Telstar Drive

Suite 300

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

United States

Founded in 2004





Key Executives for Rivada Networks, LLC

Founder, Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Age: 47
Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Americas
Age: 60
Head of Capital Markets
Chief Network Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Age: 48
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Rivada Networks, LLC Key Developments

Rivada Networks Expands Patent Portfolio with a Range of Technological Advancements

Rivada Networks announced the award of multiple new patents to the company by the intellectual property authorities in the United States, Mexico and Australia. In total, eight new patents have been granted in recent weeks, bringing Rivada’s total number of allowed patents to 70 world-wide, with 195 more applications filed. The patents granted relate primarily to Rivada’s signature “Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage (DSA)” technology. DSA enables instant prioritization for users on a mobile network, ensuring that prioritized users are granted first access to a network’s bandwidth during times of crisis or high congestion. The technology underpins Rivada’s offering to public safety agencies by enabling first responders to be given absolute priority to bandwidth during times of emergency. An additional patent supplements Rivada’s additional location based service technology portfolio. Rivada’s E-LBS technology enables location tracking by allowing devices to triangulate their location relative to other devices, or to fixed landmarks. This enables a location to be identified in three dimensions rather than two.

Rivada Networks Announces Appointment of Karen Freitag as Executive Vice President of Sales

Rivada Networks announced the appointment of Karen Freitag as the company’s new Executive Vice President for Sales. Karen Freitag is an experienced and accomplished sales executive, having previously served as Vice President of Sales for Ericsson, Vice President of Sales and Operations for Nortel, and most recently as President of Sprint Enterprise. Karen was recently appointed to the University of Kansas Business School Advisory Board and is a past Board Member of the American Cancer Society’s Chairmen’s Circle, Children’s Mercy Hospital Hands and Hearts Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.

Rivada Networks Appoints Stephen Bye as Chief Technology Officer

Rivada Networks announced that Stephen Bye will join the company as Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Bye has more than 24 years of senior management experience in network strategy, planning, product development and management, network and technology development, network and device engineering, network operations, construction and deployment, field services, systems integration and testing. Stephen currently serves as CTO for C Spire, responsible for technology planning, network development, network and device engineering, wireless and fiber network deployment, construction and field services as well as the day-to-day operations of the wireless and fiber-to-the-home networks, serving consumer and business customers. Stephen will help coordinate an orderly transfer of duties at C Spire. Before joining C Spire, Stephen was the CTO for Sprint, where he was responsible for technology and network innovation, strategy, planning and development. His team was accountable for the network capital investment plan and network operating budget, technology and network engineering and development, product integration, transport and access, domestic and international roaming, network, systems and device testing and field integration. Stephen has held executive positions with Cox Communications, AT&T, inCode Wireless, BellSouth International, Optus and Telstra.

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