Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications and leading 5G wireless infrastructure company, announced that Jyoti Mahurkar-Thombre has joined the company as chief technology officer. In her senior leadership role, she will drive technology strategy to facilitate the company’s growing 5G infrastructure buildouts. Mahurkar-Thombre is based in New York City and will report directly to Melinda White, chief executive officer of Transit Wireless.
“Jyoti’s global expertise and unparalleled technical background will provide immediate value to Transit Wireless,” said White. “She has deep experience including a strong track-record of development and execution of forward-thinking technologies for customers across the globe.”
In her role, Mahurkar-Thombre will lead technology strategy at Transit Wireless, including engineering, network operations, R&D, and product development.
“As we confront the global pandemic, the need for seamless connectivity and technology that adapts to customer needs is greater than ever before,” said Mahurkar-Thombre. “Transit Wireless is at the forefront of 5G, and brings its partners the kind of nimble, innovative solutions to serve communities now and in the future.”
Mahurkar-Thombre comes to Transit Wireless with more than 30 years of global experience. She was previously CTO of Landis+Gyr, a recognized leader in smart metering technologies. Prior to that, she served in roles of increasing responsibility at Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia, including as president of APAC Global Customer Delivery and vice president of Wireless R&D.
Mahurkar-Thombre earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Illinois and holds master’s degrees in computer science and engineering management from Northwestern University.
About Transit Wireless
Transit Wireless is a leading 5G wireless infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to large infrastructure projects including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless networks to connect millions of customers each day. The Transit Wireless subway network is an award-winning public-private partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all three Tier One wireless carriers. The network was honored with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Award for “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment” and the prestigious 2018 IDC “Smart Cities North America Award.” Transit Wireless is a proud supporter of the MTA and Literacy Partners annual “Subway Reads” campaign and won a 2018 Honorable Mention in the MTA’s Genius Transit Challenge. Find out more about Transit Wireless at transitwireless.com or follow us on Twitter @TransitWireless.