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Adtran appoints Ronan Kelly

ADTRAN, a provider of next-generation networking solutions, has appointed Ronan Kelly as the CTO for the EMEA and APAC regions.

In this newly created position, Ronan will focus on international growth and technology thought leadership as ADTRAN continues to expand the breadth and depth of its strategic partnerships with Tier-1 service providers on a global basis.

'Ronan has been instrumental to our company's global success. His extensive service provider experience, in combination with his technical knowledge and customer focus, brings a unique perspective to our customers making him the perfect person to lead our technical efforts in the EMEA and APAC regions,' said Dr Eduard Scheiterer, senior vice president and managing director, international markets, ADTRAN.

'Ronan will be focusing on the long-term strategies of Tier-1 service providers, as well as the development and implementation of technologies and system architectures. This will enable our customers to efficiently and cost-effectively meet their business objectives.'

Building upon recent announcements of Frequency Division Vectoring (FDV), G.fast and leading Gigabit broadband solutions, ADTRAN is at the forefront of technological innovation. Moving into 2015, ADTRAN will be investing in new solutions that will allow global incumbent and competitive service providers to transition to simpler, more scalable network architectures that will accelerate new disruptive applications.

These breakthrough innovations will enable service providers to deliver Gigabit services with faster service time to market for game-changing global competitiveness.

'ADTRAN is consistently reinventing the broadband access market with innovative solutions to help service providers keep pace with constantly changing marketplace dynamics,' said Tom Stanton, chairman and CEO of ADTRAN.

'By further investing in our global leadership team, we are taking our customer commitment one step further by providing a direct link to the resources they need to help their businesses evolve, change and grow.'

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