Jr Wilson

VP, Tower Strategy & Roaming, AT&T

Jr Wilson

Speaker Bio


Mr. Wilson is Vice President, Towers, Roaming and In-Building commercial strategy for
AT&T. Mr. Wilson leads the commercial side of AT&T’s tower rents and leases for cell sites, small cells and poles. Mr. Wilson also leads AT&T’s domestic, international and Wi-Fi roaming partnerships, along with 24/7/365 global roaming operations. Additionally, Mr. Wilson is responsible for the strategy, negotiations and commercial development of AT&T’s In-Building systems, including stadiums, airports, municipal properties, etc. He is responsible for AT&T’s deployment of FirstNet across AT&T’s domestic roaming footprint and AT&T’s collaboration with AST SpaceMobile on satellite-to-cellular service. Since 2012, Mr. Wilson has served as Chairman and Board member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance. In 2016, under Mr. Wilson’s leadership, the Wireless Broadband Alliance founded and established June 20th as World Wi-Fi Day to celebrate Wi-Fi’s role in driving affordable mobile broadband, including to underserved communities, around the globe.


Previously, Mr. Wilson served as CEO and Chairman of Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), dedicated to providing satellite-based cellular connectivity on major Cruise Lines. Mr. Wilson also led international partnerships and alliances for AT&T’s global Internet-of-Things (IoT) business. Mr. Wilson drove the commercial and industry creation of the AT&T Global SIM that was the springboard for AT&T’s leadership in connecting IoT devices globally. Mr. Wilson joined AT&T Wireless Services (formerly Cingular) in 2001 and served in key roles in corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, joint venture management, international roaming and strategy, and international development.


Mr. Wilson started his career in Seattle with Arthur Anderson, after graduating from Syracuse University. Before starting at AT&T, Mr. Wilson spent several years at Teledesic, a start-up founded by Craig McCaw and Bill Gates with the vision of providing global, ubiquitous, mobile broadband using advance satellite technology. Mr. Wilson lives and works in Atlanta, GA with his wife and three children.