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Senior Vice President, Wireless and Access Technology

Igal Elbaz

Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors

Igal Elbaz is senior vice president of Engineering and Operations. Igal’s responsibilities include engineering and operations for AT&T’s mobility and voice core networks, common IP backbone network, transport and cloud engineering as well as global monitoring and surveillance of AT&T’s network, tier 3 advanced technical support, business continuity planning and AT&T’s Global Technology Operations Center which provides centralized command operations.


Igal’s past leadership roles at AT&T included senior vice president of Wireless and Access Technology; where he was responsible for wireless and wireline access network architecture, design and technology roadmap, including radio access network, subscriber product engineering, Network AI, 5G and LTE mobility, voice core network functions and driving industry standards and the device specification, testing and implementation program.


Igal also led ecosystem and innovation through AT&T’s Foundry and his focus on understanding and leveraging the startup community. Through his many assignments, Igal brings strong leadership and key experiences to deliver advanced access technologies and innovative products and services with speed and agility.

Igal serves as the Chairman of the 5G Americas Board of Governors, an industry trade organization’s whose mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technologies and their evolution to 5G, throughout the ecosystem’s networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas.


Igal has an MBA from the College of Management Academic Studies and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business Management from Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife and two sons.

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