October 3, 2019

RFS appoints John Cole as CTO as it expands its 5G footprint

Telecommunications industry expert and executive takes over CTO role as RFS sees significant business momentum as a result of work with operators on network evolution


Hanover, Germany, October 03, 2019 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, has today announced the appointment of John Cole to role of CTO.

Cole joined RFS in 2018 as VP Base Station Antennas, bringing more than 35 years of experience in the RF/microwave industry, including senior and executive positions in market leading companies. 

During his first 18 months with RFS, he has already refined RFS’s approach to product management to focus on customer driven solutions for 5G. RFS technology and innovation leadership includes the RFS’s FUSION programme, which builds on RFS’s APA (Active Passive Antenna) launched in 2018. It allows operators to stagger the cost of 5G, deploying a passive 4G antenna today that can be seamlessly upgraded to add active 5G mMIMO capacity with plug and play modules in the future. 

RFS has seen a growing demand as it has launched an increasingly comprehensive range of products and solutions dedicated to solving challenges faced by operators. Cole will build on this as RFS is leading the network evolution to 5G.

CEO Monika Maurer comment, “We are thrilled to welcome John into the RFS leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience and insight that perfectly supports RFS’s customer-driven approach to R&D and innovation. We look forward to seeing the company continue to go from strength to strength with John over the coming years.”


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About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure. 
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure. 

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