Innovator developer of new generation wireless broadband solutions, Curvalux UK Ltd. announced the appointment of Gur Ballas to the position of chief technology officer (CTO). 

Ballas brings with him nearly 30 years’ experience in research and development of advanced wireless communication systems. For the past 22 years, he held leading positions at Ceragon Networks, a global leader of wireless backhaul solutions, including as Radio CTO, 5G CTO and in various senior R&D roles. 

In his new role with Curvalux, Ballas will be helping the company to define its new product roadmap, driving continuous innovation and supporting the company in its mission to connect the unconnected in rural and suburban areas around the world. 

Commenting on his appointment, Ballas said, "Working in the wireless industry for more than two decades, I have seen massive growth in demand for new innovative wireless technologies—especially in products that can connect the last mile and be economically viable in every country around the world. COVID-19 has underlined this need, as many people have experienced sub-standard connectivity when they needed it the most. 

“As I found out more about the solutions offered by Curvalux, I realized this is the revolution in connectivity the world has been waiting for. It is a true pleasure to join this amazingly dynamic and innovative team and get to work on transforming the broadband industry by bringing affordable internet connectivity to rural areas.” 

Nir Barkan, CEO of Curvalux UK Ltd, added, “We are very happy to have Gur joining Curvalux with his vast experience and knowledge in the wireless communication market as well as his great technological leadership. Someone of Gur’s pedigree and expertise choosing Curvalux is confirmation of the huge potential we all see in this business’ capabilities and offering. Indeed, we are currently in a position to supply wireless internet service providers with unique solutions unavailable from other vendors. The products produced by Curvalux offer ISPs increased ROI on their investments and fast internet connectivity for their customers, at a time when this couldn’t be more important.”