|Born||November 12, 1969|
|Occupation||Executive Chairman and Founder of OneWeb|
Gregory Thane Wyler (born 12 November 1969)[not verified in body] is an American tech entrepreneur, engineer, and inventor. He is the founder and executive chairman of OneWeb and the founder of O3b Networks.
Wyler spent four years developing telecommunications in Africa in rural locations. In 2003, he built a local team and connected over 200 schools to the Internet, providing the first 3G and fiber to the home connections on the continent.
In 2007, he founded O3b Networks, Ltd. The idea[clarification needed] was first conceived in 2005 while working on a project to provide a nationwide telephone service in rural Rwanda, attempting to wire the post-war and economically shattered country. O3b has launched 12 satellites, and the system provides the highest capacity and lowest latency combination of any satellites built to date.[non-primary source needed]
Awards and recognition
In 2015, Wyler received the Arthur C. Clarke award for Innovation and the 2B AHEAD Innovators Award. In 2017, Wyler was voted the Top Rising Star in Wireless by Fierce Wireless and later that year, The Most Powerful Person in Telecommunications.
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