Egil Gronstand

Bio: 

Director of Technology Development and Strategy – T-Mobile

As Director of Technology Development and Strategy, Egil is leading all Advanced Radio Technology Planning and Development activities of the 3rd largest Mobile Network Operator in the US. He also leads Spectrum evaluations and strategies as well as radio related standards activities to secure long-term alignment between business objectives and spectrum/technology availability and ecosystem.

Prior to joining T-Mobile in 2015, Egil was the Vice President of Technology Planning and Engineering for Cricket Communications, where he led the corporate engineering team with core competencies in customer experience, value-rich product development, and low-cost network operations. Egil drove the Technology Strategy, Network Planning, Architecture, and Implementation of new network capabilities and was also responsible for optimum utilization of capital, assets and partnership opportunities.
In addition to his wireless network operator experience at T-Mobile and Cricket, Egil was previously Vice President of Strategic Development for Clearwire where he led a number of strategic technology, business and partner initiatives for the company.

Earlier in his career, Egil worked several years for Ericsson, amongst others as Vice President of Product Line Management for the CDMA Business Unit. In this capacity, he was responsible for end to end planning and lifecycle management of Ericsson’s global CDMA2000 infrastructure solutions offering. Prior to this, Egil held various leadership positions in Product Marketing, Product Management and Technical Sales of TDMA network infrastructure solutions for Ericsson Inc. in Richardson, TX. He has more than twenty years of experience in the wireless telecommunications industry.

Egil is a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.