Features Telecommunications

Alma Hawk – AT&T Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She relishes a role that’s disruptive for the better, which makes AT&T Mexico the ideal company for Alma Hawk. Though only in her 30s, she’s been part of the corporate legal team since early 2015, ascending last year to its director for marketing and governmental and business sales. The diverse responsibilities appeal to Hawk’s restless […]

Angela Frazier — Cox Communications

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Sometimes, the road less traveled has the most interesting scenery. Such was certainly the experience of Angela Frazier. While her career path was far from linear, she eventually found her way to her current position as assistant general counsel at Cox Communications, where she’s helping the country’s third largest internet, cable and phone provider keep […]

Rob Calico – Arm

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rob Calico, vice president for intellectual property and litigation at Arm, concedes that a lot of people don’t know what his employer does—even though it’s work impacts their lives daily. Arm’s semiconductor technology is needed for everything from surfing the web to texting a cute puppy pic, and its designs are used in health care, […]

Camilla Tapias – Telefonica Vivo Brazil

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One might think that after near a quarter-century in telecommunications law with several Latin American entities, there wouldn’t be much Camilla Tapias hasn’t seen. “But it changes all the time and there’s no chance to become bored,” Tapias tells Vanguard during a very eventful November from Telefonica Vivo Brazil’s headquarters in Sao Paulo. “We don’t […]

Mathew Beredo – Buckeye Broadband

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mathew Beredo admits he was skeptical a few years ago when colleagues at Buckeye Broadband floated the idea of providing some Ohioans free internet. Upon further review and the rollout of Freenet in February 2020, he became a convert. His belief was strengthened a month later when  COVID-19 upended life as normal and his employer […]

Rudy Reyes – Verizon

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Rudy Reyes was 16, he received a full scholarship to leave his home in Houston, Texas, to attend Boston’s highly selective Milton Academy boarding school. Although he was initially reluctant to attend, his parents knew it was an opportunity for a young Hispanic student in the 1980s, and they encouraged him to accept the offer. […]

Daniel Tapia – América Móvil

Est. reading time: 3 mins

From bribes to public fraud to extortion, corruption is a growing issue in Latin America. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the region loses five percent of gross domestic product because of corruption every year. Daniel Tapia is working to change this culture as much as he can. As chief compliance officer at América […]

Josefina Hernandez – American Tower

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You’re living in a remote region of Paraguay and a family member is sick—perhaps with COVID-19—and you need to call an ambulance. Or you need to research symptoms on a smartphone and contact a mother or brother. But you can’t. Cell phone service in parts of this region—as well as in portions of Argentina—is nonexistent, […]

Julia Hanft – Transit Wireless

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being among the countless New York City subway riders who wants to make the most of her time getting from point A to point B, Julia Hanft had taken advantage of Transit Wireless’ offerings long before becoming its first in-house general counsel this past June. A veteran telecommunications lawyer who ran her own firm for […]

Scott Kassman – Neustar Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

No man ever steps into the same river twice. So mused the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, articulating that, just as water flows, so does everything else in this world. That includes the telecommunications industry, which flows faster than just about any enterprise. So when Scott Kassman, who cut his professional teeth on telecommunications law, joined Neustar […]

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