Syniverse Executive Named to FCC Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council
Senior Vice President John Wick joins council to advise FCC on next-generation emergency response networks and disaster alerts
TAMPA, Fla. – Sept. 22, 2011 – Syniverse today announced that John Wick, Senior Vice President, Network, has been invited to join the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). The CSRIC’s mission is to provide the FCC with recommendations regarding the nation’s communications systems and infrastructure, including the migration of emergency response networks to Next Generation 9-1-1 and the evolution of alerting during disasters.
Wick’s appointment runs through the duration of the current CSRIC charter, March 18, 2013, and he is the second Syniverse executive appointed to an FCC committee in 2011. In March, BJ Neal, Chief Network Architect, Syniverse, joined the FCC’s Emergency Response Interoperability Center (ERIC) Public Safety Advisory Committee (PSAC).
“Protecting and upgrading the U.S. communications infrastructure is vital to enabling connectivity when it is needed the most,” Wick said. “I’m honored to join CSRIC and look forward to ensuring that U.S. first responders and law enforcement officials have the highly reliable, next-generation communications tools they need to protect and serve.”
While on the CSRIC, Wick will continue to be responsible for the management and growth of Syniverse's Network line of business. Wick joined Syniverse in 1993 as part of the network operations department and has held management positions in the operations, research and development, technology, and Six Sigma groups.
For more information about CSRIC, visit http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/advisory/csric.
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