The US Mobile Mission is to offer the highest level of privacy for mobile communications by providing a Mobile Network designed to protect our customers from surveillance and espionage.
We are a new company that was spun off from a VoIP telecom carrier in 2013.
Our creative and experienced engineering staff has extensive knowledge in Information Technology, Computer Hardware Virtualization and Mobile VoIP Telecommunications. A tight integration of these disciplines was essential to the successful development of our Private Mobile Platform™ (PMP).
In 2011, prior to the formation of USMobile, members of our team began meeting with the NSA in an effort to collaborate on the agency’s ‘Fishbowl’ (secure phone) Project. Fishbowl was developed to create a ‘secure phone’ network capable of providing the highest level of protection from the surveillance of U.S. Department of Defense ‘Top Secret’ level and below classified communications.
NSA’s intention was to use commercially-generated products that would eventually be available to the general public – businesses, individuals and government employees who require iron-clad privacy in their mobile calls and texts. A large part of NSA’s motivation was a national security concern regarding cyber theft of business intellectual property worth billions of dollars.
Scrambl3, powered by USMobile’s Private Mobile Platform, is the first commercial implementation of the “Fishbowl’ (secure phone) Project. The technology employed by USMobile’s Private Mobile Platform produces an exponential increase in both mobile communication privacy and security compared to existing commercial solutions.
Jon Hanour co-founded USMobile with a vision of creating the world’s most secure cellphone service for business executives, government officials and individuals, such as high-profile celebrities, who require the highest level of mobile security and privacy.
In 2013, USMobile was formed by spin-off from Cyvergence Corporation, a secure VoIP telecom equipment manufacturer and service provider, where Mr. Hanour served as CEO and President.
Prior to Cyvergence, he served as CEO of Hanco, LLP, a diversified entertainment company. Prior to that, Mr. Hanour led Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) to its Initial Public Offering while serving as Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer.
In each of his senior executive positions, Mr. Hanour was extensively involved in IT operations.
Mr. Hanour earned his MBA from the University of North Texas, after which he served as a management consultant for KPMG, LLP, involved in multi-disciplinary activity.
Brad Arant is co-founder of USMobile. He was Chief Technology Officer for Cyvergence Corporation prior to co-founding USMobile.
While at Cyvergence Corporation, Mr. Arant created a new next-gen virtualized “Software Designed Network” (SDN) for VoIP-based communications. Prior to Cyvergence, he worked at Tenet Health Systems, where he was credited for consolidating its Information System infrastructure onto a single IBM AS400 mainframe. He also integrated Tenet’s Nortel Meridian Telecom Switch with the IBM AS400 Data Processing System.
Mr. Arant has extensive experience integrating complex computing and telecommunications environments. Early in his career, while working as Program Development Manager for Mideo Systems, Brad developed an image processing system for storing forensic information for crime labs, photo labs, medical examiners, the U.S. Justice Department and other law enforcement agencies.
Yongge Wang is USMobile’s Chief Cryptographer with an impressive pedigree in the fields of cryptography and mathematics. He is highly respected in the international cryptographic community and has published hundreds of articles on the subject.
Dr. Wang has four pending patent applications, including: “Identity Based Key Agreement Protocol” and “Authentication Protocols for Networked Storage Devices.” Since 1996, he has served in various academic research capacities and currently serves as a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Dr. Wang previously served as a cryptologic mathematician at Certicom Corp., the leading supplier of Top Secret encryption algorithms to the U.S. Department of Defense. He earned his Ph.D., magna cum laude, in computer science from Heidelberg University in Germany and his master’s degree from Nankai University in China.
Ambassador Freeman is a career diplomat (retired) who served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1993-94, earning the highest public service awards of the Department of Defense for his roles in designing a NATO-centered post-Cold War European security system and in re-establishing defense and military relations with China.
He served as U. S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm), and was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during the historic U.S. mediation of Namibian independence from South Africa and Cuban troop withdrawal from Angola.
Ambassador Freeman worked as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires in American embassies in Bangkok (1984-1986) and Beijing (1981-1984). He served as Director for Chinese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State from 1979-1981, and served as the principal American interpreter during President Nixon’s historic visit to China in 1972.
In addition to his Middle Eastern, African, East Asian and European diplomatic experience, he also served a tour of duty in India.
Ambassador Freeman attended Yale University and Harvard Law School.