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July 26, 2018

HTC’s Daniel O’Brien Joins CTIA Board .

Washington D.C. – CTIA today announced that Daniel O’Brien, General Manager of Americas region for HTC’s Vive and smartphone business units, has joined CTIA’s Board of Directors effective immediately.

As a long-standing CTIA member, HTC is at the forefront of mobile device innovation and design. HTC empowers millions of consumers with intuitive smartphones and is an industry leader in virtual reality (VR) devices.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Dan to the CTIA Board,” said CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker. “HTC is a leading smartphone innovator and we look forward to working with Dan and HTC on the transition to 5G-enabled devices and networks for wireless consumers.”

“I’m honored to join such an impactful group of industry luminaries on behalf of CTIA and look forward to advocating on behalf of the industry and consumers,” said Daniel O’Brien, GM of Americas, HTC. “5G, smartphones and VR are set for a collision course that will reshape how consumers think about their technology. I can’t wait to get started with this group to drive this agenda forward and showcase how HTC and its partners can help to deliver this vision.”

With more than 18 years in the wireless and tech industry, O’Brien’s career has spanned the introduction of the mobile industry’s first Android phones to the launch of the first mainstream consumer virtual reality device. Under his leadership, HTC’s Vive VR business has grown to represent the majority share of consumer and enterprise VR use in the U.S.

The full CTIA Board of Directors is available here.

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About CTIA
CTIA® ( represents the U.S. wireless communications industry and the companies throughout the mobile ecosystem that enable Americans to lead a 21st century connected life. The association’s members include wireless carriers, device manufacturers, suppliers as well as apps and content companies. CTIA vigorously advocates at all levels of government for policies that foster continued wireless innovation and investment. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices, hosts educational events that promote the wireless industry and co-produces the industry’s leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

About HTC
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498).

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