James A. Dwyer, Jr., Chairman of Interop Technologies and Founding Father of the Competitive Wireless Industry, Passes

FORT MYERS, Fla.—-James A. Dwyer, Chairman of Interop Technologies and Founding Father of the Competitive Wireless Industry, dies at 73. He started early cellular systems and helped found CTIA-The Wireless Association. (2 hours ago)

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One Response to “James A. Dwyer, Jr., Chairman of Interop Technologies and Founding Father of the Competitive Wireless Industry, Passes”

  1. jeffrey Gaines says:

    James A. Dwyer passed away. He was one of the key people responsible for the cell phone as we have it today. he worked hard with the industry when it was beginning, and started the third cellular system in the country for commercial service. He was the one who pushed the FCC to allow more indie paging and RCCs to buld more networks in order to compete wit the monopoly wireline telephone company. If it wasn’t for him, 5 billion people world wide would not now be cell phone users. He founded many companies, ICN, Wireless One network… ICN was sold to 360 Comm, acquired by Alltel, and subsequently sold to AT&T. He also owned Qualicom and many other companies, all of which were involved in technology solutions.