Ms. Sorond is Director of Technology Development for ICO Global Communications and DBSD North America. In these capacities, she is responsible for all radio access network design and development, next generation technology evaluation and research, and technical management for spectrum and regulatory affairs. She has held lead technology positions with Nextel, then Sprint-Nextel on technology evaluation and research (leading to Sprint-Nextel's selection of WiMax), with Lucent Technologies' worldwide deployment of CDMA, and the deployment of the first PCS CDMA commercial network for PrimeCo. She holds both a BS and MS in electrical engineering from the University of Houston.