Vanu Bose’s Mission & Legacy: Nobody Should be Left Unconnected

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Verizon Technology Center
60 Sylvan Rd
Waltham, MA 02451

Communications Society

Speaker: David Bither

Verizon Technology Center, 60 Sylvan Rd., Waltham, MA 02451

This meeting is preceded by dinner with our guest speaker at Bertucci’s, 475 Winter St, Waltham, MA at 5:30 PM.

Vanu Bose founded Vanu Inc. nearly 20 years ago, armed with a technical vision of Software Defined Radio and the belief that nobody should be left unconnected in a wirelessly connected world. These are the basic principles that have caused a revolution in cellular communications, by expanding wireless access via Small Cell basestations. A brief history of Vanu Inc. commercial deployments will be presented along with lessons learned, ranging from technical to business and regulatory issues. The talk will conclude with a summary of forward-looking initiatives that have the potential to more fully realize Vanu’s vision of universal connectivity.

David Bither, Vanu

David Bither has over 30 years of experience leading hardware and embedded software teams to deliver products ranging from boards to large-scale systems. Technology areas include Telecom, IP Routing, and Wireless. He holds 2 U.S. patents and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Berkeley. Dave was a co-founder and VP of Engineering at Crescent Networks. For the past 10 years he has been leading Platform Engineering at Vanu Inc, building cellular basestations using Software Defined Radio technology.

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Venue Note. This is our venue at the new Verizon Technology Center Campus in Waltham.

The meeting begins at 7 PM at the new meeting auditorium at the Verizon Technology Center. The address is 60 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451. The entrance is by the far corner – with the picnic tables out front – and not the tower or the new building. It is most easily reached by the West Street entrance.

Important Note: Verizon Technology Center requests the names of the meeting attendees in advance of the meeting. If you plan to attend, please send a note via e-mail with your name to John Nitzke at by Wednesday, October 31st.

The meeting is preceded by dinner at Bertucci’s, 475 Winter St, Waltham at 5:30 PM. The speaker will be joining us at dinner. Please let Bob Malupin know if you plan to attend the dinner at Bertucci’s. Bob can be contacted at .

Directions to Bertucci’s restaurant in Waltham: Take Exit 27B on I95/128, heading west on Winter Street. After exiting, stay all the way to the right and take the first right turn into the shopping plaza.

Directions to Verizon Technology Center (old Verizon Labs location), 60 Sylvan Rd. campus, Waltham, MA 02451: Take Exit 27B on I95/128, heading west on Winter Street. Stay all the way to the right. Verizon Technology Center is 1/2 mile ahead. At the second traffic light, turn left onto WEST ST. and then take the first right (at the Verizon sign) which leads into the Verizon campus. Take the first left. The building and entrance for the meeting are on your right. Note that the entrance to the auditorium area is by the far corner – with the picnic tables out front – and not the tower or the new building.