John W. Stanton, a pioneer and innovator in the global wireless industry, has just joined the Microsoft board. The announcement comes from Microsoft and makes Stanton, the 11th board member.

Stanton was responsible for four of the top wireless operators in the United States over the past thirty years. He also operated wireless networks in Africa, Europe, Central and South America, and New Zealand. From 1995 to 2003 he was the chairman and CEO of VoiceStream Wireless, which later became T-Mobile USA after being acquired by Deutsche Telekom.

Here's Microsoft chairman John W. Thompson on the arrival of Stanton:

"John brings extraordinary experience in the mobile communications industry and deep business acumen, and we are delighted that he is joining Microsoft's board of directors."

Currently, Stanton serves as chairman of Trilogy Equity Partners.

Best of luck to Stanton.

Source: Microsoft