What We Do

Rivada Networks’ turns wireless networks into markets. The coming 5G networks will bring billions of new devices online, changing the way we work and live. They will also transform how we use wireless and what we expect from our networks. Rivada’s technology is a key enabler of these networks of the future.

Rivada’s patented Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage allocates network resources to those who need it, when and where they need it, in real time. Our Open Access Market allows bidders to buy that bandwidth a year out, a month out, or right now in response to projected demand and market conditions. The Open Access Market, modeled on the successful and proven markets for electricity supply, radically lowers the barriers to entry into the wireless market by ensuring that supply and demand are matched every hour of the day, on every cell site on a network. This in turn opens the door to the full range of new business models that will take advantage of the bandwidth on our next-generation networks.

Growth in mobile-data demand in the coming years will be dominated by machine-to-machine communications and Internet-of-things applications. Many of these new uses will benefit greatly from the ability to buy inexpensive capacity at times and places where networks are currently underutilized. Our networks, and how we use them, are changing fast. Rivada provides the technology to keep pace with that change.

We can’t make any more wireless Spectrum But we can use it better. Much Better.

Our Technology


Rivada’s Open Access Market brings fairness, transparency and ease of access to anyone who wants to keep the world connected wirelessly. Rivada’s technology allows 4G bandwidth to be purchased a year ahead, a month ahead or in real time, offering unprecedented flexibility in how networks are used, managed and owned. To learn more about what Open Access means for the future of wireless, please see this paper by
Prof. Peter Cramton: openaccesswireless.com


Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Wireless spectrum is too valuable and too scarce not to be shared. But sharing doesn’t need to mean Wi-Fi-style anarchy. Rivada’s patented spectrum-sharing technology is called Dynamic Spectrum Arbitrage. It allows any 4G network — or any part of that network, down to a single base station — to serve your customers for the duration of a lease. Those leases could last an hour — or a year.


Your smartphone knows where you are. Sort of. Some of the time. Other times, its best guess about your location is a big blue circle that could encompass several city blocks. Rivada’s Enhanced Location-Based Service yields at least a five-fold improvement in location accuracy, even when a GPS signal is unavailable. Coming soon to a smartphone near you. Download our product sheet here


Rivada’s patent portfolio covers the full range of IP that governs dynamic wireless network sharing. A patented telecom commodities exchange facilitates the buying and selling of bandwidth both well in advance and in a near-real-time spot market. The results of those auctions are then transmitted through the network, down to a dynamic policy controller and ultimately to user devices. And Rivada owns vital IP every step of the way.

Unused Bandwidth is
Highly Valuable

Our People

Board of Directors

Declan J. Ganley

Chairman & CEO, Rivada Networks

Declan is primarily a telecommunications entrepreneur, having built businesses across Europe, Russia, and the United States. Representing Rivada Networks, Declan received the Louisiana National Guard Distinguished Civilian Service Medal for his work during Hurricane Katrina.

Michael P. Jackson

Former Deputy Secretary US Dept of Homeland Security

Michael Jackson served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2005 until 2007. In this role, Mr. Jackson served as Department of Homeland Security’s chief operating officer, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations.


Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Myers became the fifteenth Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Oct. 1, 2001. In this capacity, he served as the principal military advisor to the President, the Secretary of Defense, and the National Security Council.


Managing Partner EPIC (Investment Bank)

Peter Goldscheider has 25 years’ experience as a senior executive in finance. Before jointly establishing EPIC, he was Vice President for Marketing and Sales and Member of the Board of Zürich Kosmos Insurance Company in Austria. He began his professional career with IBM Austria.


Former Under Secretary US Dept of Homeland Security

George Foresman was confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2005 as America’s first Under Secretary of Preparedness at the Department of Homeland Security. On March 31, 2007 he became the first Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs at DHS.


Former Dept Sec US Dept of Homeland Security

Admiral Loy completed a 45-year career in public service in 2005, retiring as the first Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, a position that he held from 2003 to 2005. In this capacity, he was involved in all aspects of consolidating 22 separate agencies into one unified cabinet department as well as managing the day-to-day activities of the agency.


Former Chief of the Defence Staff, United Kingdom

Field Marshal Guthrie was Chief of the Defense Staff in the United Kingdom between 1997 and 2001 and Chief of the General Staff of the British Army between 1994 and 1997. He is a member of the House of Lords. He was created a life peer after retiring as Chief of the Defence Staff.


Chairman US Arab Chamber of Commerce

Don De Marino is an international businessman and former government official. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and as Director of the U.S.-Saudi Joint Economic Commission. He is presently Chairman of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

Joseph J. Euteneuer

Former CFO Sprint

Prior to joining Rivada Mr. Euteneuer served as Chief Financial Officer of Sprint Corporation from April 2011 until December 2015. Over the course of his nearly 25-year career in telecom and media, Euteneuer has held CFO and EVP positions at Sprint, Qwest Communications (now CenturyLink), XM Satellite Radio, and Comcast.

Edwin J. Feulner

Former Director of Domestic Policy

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner served as President of the Heritage Foundation for more than three decades. He is the author of a dozen books, including the New York Times best-selling Get America Right. He has served in senior staff positions in the House of Representatives, on the White House staff, and as director of domestic policy for the transition team of President Donald J. Trump.

Gov. Martin O’Malley

Former governor of Maryland

Governor O'Malley served two terms as Governor of Maryland from 2007-2015. Prior to that, he served two terms as Mayor of Baltimore. He co-chaired the National Governors Association's Task Force on Homeland Security and was the first Maryland governor to deliver interoperable radio communications for all of Maryland's first responders.

Carrie Bachner-Mullins

Strategic Consultant

Carrie Bachner-Mullins joined the board after serving as a strategic advisor to their executive leadership for more than four years. She founded a national security and federal contracting consultancy firm, Bachner Group, in 2014. Carrie was a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force as well as a Senior Advisor in the Department of Homeland Security.

Senior Management

Francis O’Flaherty

Chief Operating Officer

Francis is a founding member of Rivada Networks and has over 20 years’ experience in technology planning and operations. Francis has been a part of Declan Ganley’s management team for over 14 years. Previously, Francis worked with Accenture in their High Tech Strategy practice in London.

Doug Lynn

Chief Financial Officer

Douglas B. Lynn, CFO Before joining Rivada, Doug served as Vice President of Corporate Development for Sprint Corporation. In this role, Doug had primary responsibility for driving and executing Sprint’s overall business strategy through merger and acquisition efforts and/or creation of strategic alliances and partnerships. Doug also led the integration efforts for Sprint in its merger with T-Mobile.

Joseph Titlebaum

General Counsel

Joe Titlebaum serves as Rivada's General Counsel. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School and holds several U.S. patents. He served as the longtime General Counsel of XM Satellite Radio and was the co-founder of a recently sold technology start-up.

Ken Fields

Director of Market Development

Ken has over 30 years of investment/risk management experience. He began his career on Wall Street managing proprietary capital for Shearson/Lehman Brothers and Bankers Trust, then spent 10 years as an external portfolio manager for Goldman Sachs Alternative Assets.

Keith Cowan

Chief Development Officer

As the head of strategy and corporate development at two U.S. based telecom companies Keith has been responsible for structuring and negotiating several of the largest and most complex transactions in the telecommunications industry, including BellSouth’s joint venture with SBC (Cingular Wireless, now AT&T Wireless), Sprint’s multi-party alliance with Intel, Google, Comcast, Time Warner Cable and others to build the first 4G network (Clearwire), and Sprint’s sale of control to Softbank.

David Hendon CBE

Senior Vice President UK

Mr. David Hendon CBE leads the development of Rivada’s business in the UK. He is Visiting Professor and Strategy Board Chair at the 5G IC at Surrey University. Previously for nine years, David was responsible for all telecoms and ICT policy in the UK Department of Business and before that was CEO of the Radiocommunications Agency, during 3G spectrum auction in 2000. Most recently David worked at Ofcom as a senior advisor on spectrum policy.

Brian Carney

Head of Corporate Communications

Brian is Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications. He was a member of The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board from 2004-2014 and editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe’s editorial page from 2004-2005 and 2009-2014. He has won several prestigious awards for his writing on economics and business.

Peter Campbell

Chief Information Officer

Prior to joining Rivada, Peter was CIO with Sprint Corp. His management experience includes network engineering, construction, provisioning, maintenance, regulatory matters, labor relations, customer service and finance. He has significant experience in successful vendor management, outsourcing and contract negotiations and IT transformation.

Vince D’Onofrio

VP & Network Strategy Director

Vince is a 29-year veteran of the wireless industry. Among other industry milestones he directed the technical team responsible for the initial rollout of Nextel Communications across North America and functioned as regional lead for the first GSM network deployment, now part of Vodafone.

Elizabeth Moore

Head of Capital Markets

Elizabeth Moore is Head of Capital Markets. Moore has more than 20 years of global leveraged finance experience having worked in New York, London and Hong Kong. She leads the design and placement of structured debt solutions to finance the rollout of Rivada’s shared-spectrum networks.

Clint Smith

Chief Scientist

Clint has over 20 years of experience in all aspects related to fixed and wireless telecommunications including system design, project management, budgeting, operations, sales and management. He is an internationally known technical author whose books and industry trade articles are used extensively in the telecommunication industry.

Peter Cramton

Chief Economist

Peter is a Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland and European University Institute. Since 1983, he has conducted widely-cited research on auction theory and practice. He has advised numerous governments on market design and has advised dozens of bidders in major auction markets.

Enhanced Location Based Services

Location, location: Rivada’s new technology will change what it means to know where we are.

Rivada’s Enhanced Location Based Solution sets a new standard for accuracy: Thanks to GPS, it’s relatively easy to get a good fix on your location outdoors and in uncluttered environments. But it can be very difficult or even impossible to get accurate location data in high-rise urban areas, inside buildings or underground. Beacons and similar hardware can improve location accuracy, but these require an expensive investment in infrastructure.
Until now no self-contained solution existed within your hand held smart device.
With ELBS, Rivada has solved this challenge. ELBS uses its patented algorithms to generate an accurate location from the array of in-phone sensors, coupled with peer to peer data and any other external data points that may be available. The result is unprecedented accuracy for any application:
whether that’s location-specific marketing or blue-force tracking for public safety.

Rivada’s Federal Work

Rivada has been in the business of providing tactical communications solutions to the federal government since before our involvement with Hurricane Katrina in 2005. We earned our reputation on the ground in New Orleans providing an inter-operable bridge to the National Guard, local law enforcement and DHS personnel. Since then, we have been a prime contractor for DHS on the TacCom contract through our joint venture Rivada Port Graham Solutions (RPGS).

Over the past ten years, we have provided communications maintenance and support at 200+ individual sites, and we are currently providing VHF/UHF radio maintenance and support at 140+ locations for the Customs and Border Protection. Other organizations that we have supported include FEMA, FPS, Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB).

Rivada’s Deployment

Rivada has deployed over 225 times over the past five years. These deployments include responses to natural disasters; Hurricanes Ike, Gustav, Katrina and Rita; tornados in Missouri, Kansas, and Georgia; wildfires in Texas and California; and for exercises and training events like Ardent Sentry, Vigilant Shield, and National Level Exercise 2011.

Rivada has also worked on sensitive communications projects for the Department of Justice along the Southwest Border and has an extensive track record working with small and medium sized companies across the country to support the needs of our customers. This includes an early contract in support of IWN in the Pacific Northwest for HQ DOJ. Rivada is partnered with Maniilaq to rapidly and thoroughly support the communication needs of DOJ users in the field.

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