Safer Buildings Coalition Elects Comba’s Patrick Lau as VP to its Board of Directors


Safer Buildings Coalition Elects Comba’s Patrick Lau as VP to its Board of Directors

Safer Buildings Coalition Adds Wireless Industry Veteran to its Board of Directors


Milpitas, Calif. – September 5, 2018 –  Comba Telecom, Inc., a subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd., and a leading global wireless solutions provider, today announced that the Members of Safer Buildings Coalition elected Comba Telecom’s, Patrick Lau, a current SBC Board Member as Vice President to its Board of Directors. 

The Safer Buildings Coalition (SBC), a non-profit organization, established in 2012, its mission is to focus on advancing policies and ideas that lead to more buildings being served with commercial and public safety wireless coverage; it also provides advocacy and education related to in-building communication issues and brings awareness to solutions that will enhance indoor communications capabilities for the general public and public-safety first responders.

The Vice President Board position is a three-year term, with Lau serving as Vice President the first year, President and then Immediate Past President for the next two years. SBC’s Board of Directors is crucial in directing the Coalition to achieve its overall goals and initiatives.  The Board also works closely with FCC, FirstNet™, SBC’s member companies and working groups to develop and conduct extensive trainings, review and comment on policies relating to in-building fire protection, industry white papers and case studies as well as other collateral to push its advocacy forward.  

“I’m excited and humbled to be elected as Vice President to the Safer Buildings Coalition Board of Directors,” says Patrick Lau, Comba Telecom’s Vice President of Strategic Development. “I look forward to continuing SBC’s commitment to education, awareness and continuous improvement of in-building public safety communications for first responders.”


“Safer Buildings Coalition is fortunate to have had Patrick’s guidance during the past year while he served as our At-Large Board Member”, said John Foley, General Manager for the Safer Buildings Coalition. “The Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President track for the SBC’s board of directors ensures stable continuity of leadership, critical to our mission. By virtue of the election process, Patrick’s SBC peers have recognized his expertise and leadership qualities. We are enormously grateful for the commitment and support provided by Patrick and Comba.”


About Comba Telecom Inc.

Comba Telecom, Inc., based in San Jose, California, is a subsidiary of Comba Telecom Systems Holdings Ltd., a $1B publicly traded company and the leading supplier of RF communications solutions and equipment to the wireless industry. With R&D innovating in the heart of Silicon Valley and a manufacturing base in Asia, Comba Telecom manufactures cutting edge technologies and cost-effective solutions for OEM, integration and operator partners.


About Safer Buildings Coalition

The primary mission of the Safer Buildings Coalition is to ensure that First Responders (Fire, Law Enforcement and EMS) can use state-of-the-art voice and data communications to communicate with one another inside buildings as well as to and from their Command Centers outside buildings during an event. The shared vision among its members, which include leading companies and organizations within the wireless and public-safety industries, is to create safer buildings that possess advanced indoor public safety communications systems.

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Media Contacts:

Jeff (JR) Wakabayashi

Marketing Manager

Comba Telecom, Inc.



John Foley

VP of Operations

Safer Buildings Coalition