Polte Appoints Ed Chao as Chief Executive Officer
May 2, 2018
Location technology startup’s new platform positioned to change the game for cellular-connected IoT devices.
May 2, 2018 Dallas – Polte Corporation, provider of advanced location solutions, today announced the appointment of Ed Chao as Chief Executive Officer.
Chao brings 26 years of executive leadership experience in the global wireless industry to help position Polte as the premier geolocation technology provider for IoT and mobile devices. In his former role as a senior technology executive at MetroPCS, Chao established the company as the leader in bringing affordable, unlimited wireless to the U.S. He played a key role in the merger of the company with T-Mobile U.S. As an executive at Lucent Technologies, Chao helped establish the company’s leadership in building the mobile internet by bringing 2G and 3G wireless network solutions to operators globally. Chao also served with the US Digital Service at the White House leading top digital talent from the industry to transform the user experience of citizenship and immigration services.
“I’m excited to lead Polte into its next phase of bringing game-changing location solutions to market,” said Chao. “Polte’s advanced location algorithms and cloud-based architecture deliver secure, persistent, and highly accurate location while enabling the lowest cost and longest battery life for the IoT.” Chao continued, “The Location of Things is forecast to be a $71B market by 2025, and Polte, along with its partners, is well positioned to take a lead role in the connected device ecosystem.”
Chao holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University. He is a co-inventor of three patents.
Polte’s location technologies leverage existing LTE networks to offer the most ubiquitous and accurate geolocation seamlessly indoors and outdoors. The company’s Lite-Touch architecture completely transforms the IoT market, allowing 4G and 5G cellular-connected IoT devices to have the longest battery life and lowest cost at the smallest size possible. Polte changes IoT economics by enabling vendors to eliminate the need for a GPS chipset, further decreasing the cost of IoT modules.
About Polte Corporation
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Polte is a software company that enables location for everything, everywhere. Leveraging 4G and 5G, the most globally deployed wireless standards, Polte’s cloud-based platform can locate Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices in real-time and seamlessly as they move between indoor and outdoor environments. With a robust global portfolio of patented geolocation technologies, Polte redefines location.
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