NextNav Announces Sanyogita Shamsunder as Chief Operating Officer

NextNav Announces Sanyogita Shamsunder as Chief Operating Officer



Shamsunder brings extensive technology and innovation expertise to lead NextNav’s strategic growth

MCLEAN, Va., May 7, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NextNav (Nasdaq: NN) (“NextNav” or the “Company”), a leader in next-generation positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) and geolocation 3D, announced the appointment of Dr. Sanyogita Shamsunder as the new Chief Operating Officer of NextNav, effective May 9, 2024. In this newly created role, Sanyogita will oversee business development, strategy, product and software, programs and operations, as well as IT.

“The appointment of Sanyogita as Chief Operating Officer of NextNav heralds a new chapter of innovation and growth,” said Mariam Sorond, CEO of NextNav. “His remarkable track record of operational excellence and deep telecommunications expertise will advance our efforts to provide a terrestrial 3D positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) solution to complement and back-up GPS, while freeing up the essential spectrum for 5G broadband.

Dr. Shamsunder joins NextNav with over 20 years of experience leveraging technology and innovation to increase the growth of large companies and technology start-ups. Most recently, she served as Head of Edge Network Infrastructure at Google, where she led the team that developed and maintained Google’s global, multi-vendor Edge network. Prior to that, Sanyogita led various network and product teams at Verizon, including as vice president of product strategy and operations, where she led early development and testing of 5G network technology. Earlier in her career, she launched the first 4G devices and led various spectrum initiatives in collaboration with government and industry groups. Sanyogita holds an MBA from the Wharton School and a PhD in electrical engineering and mathematics from the University of Virginia.

“I am excited to join the NextNav team as they embark on an exciting journey of innovation in PNT and 3D geolocation,” said Dr. Shamsunder. “NextNav’s commitment to mitigating national security risks, unlocking business opportunities, and contributing to public safety with its solutions aligns perfectly with my passion for leveraging technology to drive meaningful change.” I look forward to collaborating with the talented NextNav team to create more value and shape the future. »

About NextNav inc.
NextNav Inc. (Nasdaq: NN) is a leader in next-generation positioning, navigation and timing (PNT), enabling an entirely new ecosystem of applications and services powered by 3D geolocation and PNT technology. Powered by low-band licensed spectrum, NextNav’s positioning and timing technologies deliver accurate, reliable and resilient 3D PNT solutions for critical infrastructure, GPS resiliency and commercial use cases.

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