Mariam Sorond is the Chief Research and Development Officer at CableLabs, In this role, she leads research & development of new technologies for CableLabs’ members and the industry.
An expert in mobile wireless, fixed, and satellite networks, Mariam previously held the position of Chief Wireless Architect for DISH Network and led the team focused on the 5G network. She was also responsible for spectrum technology and strategy, end-to-end technology development, creating the next generation network architecture and standards development. Mariam has more than 26 years of technical and strategy experience in the telecommunications industry and has also held leadership positions both within start-ups and Fortune 500 enterprises, responsible for developing the technology vision, deploying networks, analyzing trends, guiding business investments and participating in regulatory and standardization processes. Prior to joining DISH, she worked at various companies such as Lucent Technologies (now Nokia), ICO, Nextel, and PrimeCo – where she began her career as an RF Engineer.
Mariam has served as a member of the NTIA’s Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee since 2014. She has been awarded several patents, with others pending and is a frequent speaker and panellist at industry forums.