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Ahmad Malkawi

CEO and Founder at Global Telecom

Irvine, CA, United States

Ahmad Malkawi has nearly 20 years of experience in the wireless and telecommunications industries, working for some of the largest names in the business. He's led technical teams and directed essential projects for Sprint, AT&T and Motorola - particularly in his specialty of spectrum efficiency.

In 2018, he founded Global Telecom, an Irvine-based company that engineers hardware, software and AI solutions that enable a reliable and secure Internet of Things (IoT). The company is the only American module maker in the global IoT marketplace.

Experience & Accomplishments:
- Recognized as CEO of Global Telecom at the 8th Annual Compass Intelligence Tech Awards in 2020 for "Emerging IoT Company of the Year."
- Holds two patents for wireless technology from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
- Managed teams developing, evaluating, designing, optimizing, and managing major U.S. and international CDMA 3G1X, UMTS, WIMAX and LTE networks.
- Managed the development of state-of-the-art software components (InterMod60, IMOptimizer, Genesis and HOM).
- Designed the technical aspects of new PCS, WIMAX, LTE and 3G1X deployments.

Skills & Knowledge:
- RF system design and analysis
- Wireless standards and the impact of emerging technologies
- Software and computer architect’s reliability, availability, mobility, performance and scalability (RAMPS)

- Spectrum Efficiency
- Product Development
- OEM Negotiation
- Algorithm Structure
- Detailed Technical Analysis

Available For: Advising, Consulting, Speaking
Travels From: Irvine, CA
Speaking Topics: IoT, 5G, wireless

Ahmad Malkawi Points
Academic 0
Author 5
Influencer 20
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 95
Total 120

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Information

Company Type: Company
Business Unit: Telecommunications

Areas of Expertise

5G 39.85
COVID19 30.58
Cybersecurity 35.87
Emerging Technology 30.30
Innovation 30.30
IoT 37.33
Entrepreneurship 30.17
Digital Disruption 30.14

Industry Experience

High Tech & Electronics


2 Article/Blogs
Separating COVID-19 Fact from Fiction in the IoT
IoT Evolution
April 03, 2020

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Tags: 5G, COVID19, IoT

Telecoms industry must tackle anti-5G hysteria in the US and beyond
February 27, 2020

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Tags: 5G, Innovation, IoT

1 Industry Award
Award for "Emerging IoT Company of the Year" (2020)
Compass Intelligence
April 08, 2020

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Tags: IoT

1 Industry Certification
Global Telecom Secures Sprint Certification
IoT Innovator
February 03, 2020

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Tags: IoT

1 Influencer Award
Innovator of the Year Nominee
Orange County Business Journal
August 13, 2020

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Tags: Entrepreneurship

1 Media Interview
Can Gulf oil company IT budgets survive the price war and coronavirus?
April 07, 2020

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, IoT

2 Patents
U.S. Patent for "Driverless wireless module"
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
March 29, 2018

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Tags: 5G, Cybersecurity, IoT

U.S. Patent for "Driverless wireless module"
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
December 19, 2017

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Tags: 5G, Cybersecurity, IoT

1 Whitepaper
Spectrum management and rebanding: Quantifying channel capacity ensures comparable facilities and interference mitigation
IWCE's Urgent Communications
June 01, 2005

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Tags: Digital Disruption, Emerging Technology, Innovation

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