| As vice president of new business development, Mahesh Bhave is responsible for identifying and developing new opportunities by leveraging the many assets and capabilities of Hughes. One of his principal areas of interest currently is leveraging the advantages of satellite based transport, namely coverage and variable rate capabilities, to support WiFi hot-spot broadband services. |
Previously, Dr. Bhave was director of strategic planning and industry analysis for Sprint PCS, responsible for the company's wireless data strategy and advanced industry research. He also served as product marketing director for Sprint PCS.
Before Sprint PCS, he held several positions at Citizens Telecommunications including director of business development. Before joining the telecommunications industry, he was on the faculty of City University of New York's School of Business.
Dr. Bhave has published numerous articles and papers on telecommunications and business issues. He is a frequent speaker at industry, business and academic events. He received his B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, and masters in public administration, and Ph.D. in interdisciplinary social sciences from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.