Shelby Bryan is a pioneer in the telecommunications field who has maintained an international entrepreneurial presence for more than three decades. As founder of Pingtone Communications, he leads a firm established in 2000 that was America’s first VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) enterprises. In the past several years, Shelby Bryan has also co-founded a number of successful startups spanning the insurance, IT, and software sectors.
Mr. Bryan was a co-founder of Millicon International which he served as CEO from 1983-1995. Millicon was granted the first cellular experimental license in the United States. Mr Bryan believed that there was a great opportunity to build an international cellular company and Millicon did so by establishing joint ventures in the countries where cellular licenses were being pursued. During Mr. Bryan’s leadership Millicon obtained 21 licenses around the world, more than all of the Bell operating companies and the European PTT’s combined. Two of these joint ventures, Vodafone and Orange Telecom, became two of the largest companies formed in Europe since WWII.
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