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Santa Barbara, CA, and Orlando, FL (October 3, 2012) – Tempest Telecom Solutions, LLC, a leading supplier of telecom infrastructure equipment and related services to national service providers and network operators,today announced the accelerated expansion of their DAS and Small Cell Division, and the appointment of Darlene Braunschweig in the newly created position of President, DAS and Small Cell Division, to lead this important strategic initiative at Tempest.

Tempest’s DAS and Small Cell Division provides a full suite of turnkey In-building Wireless and Outdoor DAS equipment and services to both Service Providers and Enterprise customers.Tempest has designed, engineered and installed hundreds of in-building and outdoor coverage solutions for major service providers, large enterprises, public venues, hospitals, educational institutions, municipalities and state and federal governments. Tempest’s depth of experience and expertise is leveraged to deliver high-performance, high-quality and cost effective DAS and Small Cell solutions to customers nationwide.

In her role at Tempest, Darlene will execute on Tempest’s vision of becoming a leading nationwide DAS and Small Cell infrastructure services company to support the massive growth in the sector in North America. ABI Research forecasts that the overall global market for in-building wireless is estimated to reach $3.6 billion by the end of 2013, with North America having the strongest CAGR of 20% annually for Active DAS equipment.

“In order to satisfy the insatiable demand for wireless data from mobile users, Service Providers and Enterprises are turning to DAS and Small Cell solutions to improve the coverage and capacity at venues where customers work, live and play,” said Jessica Firestone, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tempest Telecom Solutions. “Tempest’s vision for a national DAS and Small Cell Division aligns closely with the needs of our customers to provide a consistent design, engineering, construction, systems integration and coordination role, so that solutions are implemented to support best practices. We believe Darlene’s leadership in the DAS industry coupled with her OEM and service provider experience, is the right combination to help us execute on this vision.”

“I’m excited to join the Tempest team and believe that their vision of becoming a nationwide infrastructure services company delivering DAS and Small Cell solutions for both the Service Provider and Enterprise customers closely aligns with the needs of the market,” said Darlene Braunschweig, President of DAS and Small Cell Division for Tempest Telecom Solutions.

Darlene comes to Tempest from Corning Mobile Access, where she was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Operations and Marketing, and was instrumental in leading the company’s phenomenal growth of Mobile Access’ DAS product line to be a market leader. Previously, Darlene worked at Sprint/Nextel as the head of Sprint’s CNS group, where she lead the largest and broadest roll out of DAS systems throughout the US, focused on quality, performance and speed to market, resulting in hundreds of successful implementations. Darlene brings over 20 years of telecom experience, with 17 of those years at leading telecom service providers.

Tempest will be speaking on a panel on Monday, October 1 at 1:15pm ET Plays Well With Others which will explore how to deploy a DAS to meet the needs of the building owner, the service providers, the neutral host company and the systems integrator, at the DAS In ActionProgram held in conjunction with the Wireless Infrastructure show in Orlando, FL on October 1-4. To learn more about Tempest’s DAS and Small Cell Division, please contact Elda Rudd, or visit

About Tempest Telecom Solutions, LLC

Tempest Telecom Solutions, LCC is a leading provider of telecom infrastructure equipment and related services, helping service providers and network operators build, expand, and maintain their networks faster and more cost-effectively. Tempest’s solutions comprise of a wide variety of equipment and service offerings including: DAS, Small Cell and In-building Wireless systems,4G deployment services and equipment, turnkey microwave services, existing network expansion and upgrades, network maintenance and equipment repair, IP migration services, provisioning and installation, de-commissioning and de-installation services, asset recovery and equipment disposition services. Tempest was named as one of the nation’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Women Owned Businesses by the Women President’s Organization (WPO).