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Transit Wireless adds to senior leadership team

24 June 2020
New York, NY

Transit Wireless, a leading 5G neutral host fiber infrastructure company, announced that Julia Hanft has joined the company as general counsel.  She will report directly to Melinda White, chief executive officer of Transit Wireless.

“Transit Wireless is excited to welcome Julia to the Senior Leadership Team,” said Melinda White. “Her extensive experience in telecommunications is complemented by her proven ability to serve as a trusted legal partner who has delivered creative solutions and managed complex issues.”

Ms. Hanft will lead the legal organization and serve as corporate secretary to the Transit Wireless Members Committee.

A business-minded legal executive, Hanft joins Transit Wireless with over 30 years of experience leading legal, compliance and regulatory teams. Prior to Transit Wireless, she served as executive vice president and general counsel for Globecomm Systems Inc., a global telecommunications company located in New York. There, she was responsible for the company’s contracts and legal matters across all subsidiaries, both domestic and international. Previously, Ms. Hanft was a Contracts Manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, where she managed the contract activities for multi-billion-dollar projects and proposals with government agencies in Italy, Australia, and the United Kingdom. She holds a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and a B.S. in Business and Management from University of Redlands.

About Transit Wireless

Transit Wireless is a leading 5G neutral host fiber infrastructure company that provides cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to large infrastructure projects including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates and maintains wireless networks to connect millions of customers each day.  The Transit Wireless subway network is an award-winning public-private partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all four Tier One wireless carriers. The network was honored with the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) Award for “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment” and the prestigious 2018 IDC “Smart Cities North America Award.” Transit Wireless is a proud supporter of the MTA and Literacy Partners annual “Subway Reads” campaign and won a 2018 Honorable Mention in the MTA’s Genius Transit Challenge. Find out more about Transit Wireless at

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