Zinwave Names Slavko Djukic Chief Technology Officer
December 6, 2016
Global In-Building Wireless Provider Taps Former Ericsson and Corning DAS Expert to Lead the Development of Company’s Innovative Technology Platform
Dallas, TX – December 6, 2017 – Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building wireless, today announced that it has named Slavko Djukic its chief technology officer (CTO). Djukic, an expert in DAS and small-cell systems, will lead the development and refinement of technologies to improve the cellular and wireless experience for Zinwave’s enterprise customers.
“Zinwave already possesses a unique, highly differentiated technology platform that makes it the ideal solution for in-building wireless coverage for enterprise customers,” said Djukic. “I look forward to driving our wideband DAS development into new territory as enterprises, building owners and mobile operators around the world look to expand in-building wireless services.”
Djukic comes to Zinwave with 18 years’ experience in indoor wireless technology development. He most recently served as Ericsson’s head of strategy and solutions for small cells, DAS, and Wi-Fi. Prior to Ericsson, Djukic served in a global technical role for Corning, where he was responsible for expanding the company’s global indoor building solutions, acted as the primary technical interface for indoor wireless experts around the world, and acted as the technical lead in Corning’s acquisition of Mobile Access. Djukic also held a leadership role with Powerwave, where he built and led the technical indoor and outdoor DAS solutions organizations for North, Central and South America. Mr. Djukic received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
“Zinwave is wholly committed to delivering a superior wireless experience to our enterprise and public venue customers, and that means we must always stay several steps ahead of our competitors,” said Scott Willis, president and CEO at Zinwave. “Slavko is a visionary leader who combines deep technical knowledge with a broad understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. We expect him to hit the ground running and to make a rapid and dramatic difference for Zinwave and our customers.”
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