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Roderick Boss
President and CEO at Docomo Pacific

Profile

Roderick Boss has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of DOCOMO PACIFIC since June 2018.

Career at DOCOMO PACIFIC

In his two short years with DOCOMO PACIFIC, Rod has been an agent of quick change. He has elevated the business through operational efficiency and innovation to secure DOCOMO PACIFIC’s place as the leading telecommunications company in the Mariana Islands, consisting of Guam, Saipan, Tinian, and Rota. Rod has played an instrumental role in bringing 5G to the region. In 2019, in cooperation with NTT DOCOMO, DOCOMO PACIFIC opened the DOCOMO 5G Open Lab Guam at its headquarters in Tamuning. The lab is the first and only 5G Open Lab outside of Japan and continues to welcome business partners in the Proof of Concept and Proof of Business phases to test their applications and equipment in a 5G environment at no cost. Later that year, 5G fixed wireless access was launched for business customers. In 2020, DOCOMO PACIFIC launched 5G mobile services; being the first and only company in the region to offer 5G fixed and mobile services.

Early Career

Prior to joining DOCOMO PACIFIC, he held senior positions at ManpowerGroup in the US, Japan, and the Philippines. Before ManpowerGroup, he was the President and CEO of Pacific Crossing Limited, the owner and operator of a subsea fiber optic telecommunications cable system in the Pacific.

Before joining Pacific Crossing he was the President and CEO of Japan Telecom America, the US arm of Japan Telecom, then Japans third largest telephone carrier and largest broadband service provider. JT is now part of Softbank Communications. Before returning to the US and Japan Telecom America, Rod held various senior positions in Japan Telecom in Japan. He was responsible for all global services and products.

Rod spent a total of eighteen years living and working in Japan at a variety of telecom companies including PowerBand Communications, J-Phone, International Digital Communications, AirTouch International, and Vodafone.

He started his telecom career at AT&T where he worked in Tokyo, New York and New Jersey. Rod began his career at Honda Motor Company in Tokyo where he was a member of the first group of foreigners hired into Honda’s management training program.

Rod holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of International Management Degree from the Thunderbird School of International Management.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Discussion: NEXT-GEN PROPOSITION FOR HOME CONNECTIVITY

    11:25am