Movers & Shakers Interview with George Alvarez, CEO of ChinaTel

Published: 31 May 2011

Mr. George Alvarez

George Alvarez was appointed a Director of ChinaTel in March 2008 and Chief Executive Officer in June 2008. He was Chief Executive Officer of Trussnet Delaware, an architecture, engineering and construction management firm, from 2004 until December 2007 and was Co-Founder of VelociTel, Inc ., VelociTel, LLC and their predecessor companies in the wireless network service industry ("VelociTel"). Mr. Alvarez served as VelociTel's President and Chief Operating Officer from 1987 to 2002. He graduated with honors from Airco Technical Institute in Fullerton, California. Mr. Alvarez provides expertise in all aspects of the design, deployment and operation of broadband wireless telecommunications networks.

Frost & Sullivan: We view ChinaTel as one of the disruptive and pioneering companies in the broadband services world especially in the emerging world where broadband can really make a difference. That said we feel that many people's awareness of ChinaTel isn't where it should be. I think a good starting point would be for you to introduce us to who ChinaTel is.

George Alvarez: ChinaTel is a public company on the OTC. We own broadband assets in different parts of the world, with China being our primary market. We have 3 relationships there. The first with a company called Chinacomm. Our second is with a company called Golden Bridge. The third is with a company called Sino Crossings. Sino Crossings is a fiber company, we acquired that asset in the 4th Quarter of 2010. Our intent there is to light up the 34,000 kilometers of dark fiber they own. We are in the process of lighting up the first 9,000 kilometers to provide the interconnection and transport for our wireless last mile solution which is Golden Bridge and Chinacomm.

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