NEW BRITAIN, CONNECTICUT – MicroCare Corporation is pleased to announce that the UK’s Liam Taylor has joined MicroCare Europe bvba as European business manager for fibre optics. Taylor has extensive experience in industrial sales and the optical networking industry. His expertise will enable even faster sales growth at MicroCare Europe and the other MicroCare affiliates globally.
SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA – Keysight Technologies has announced that Jay Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer, has been appointed to the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Orange Belgium's board of directors have validated the nomination of Stefan Slavnicu as new chief technology officer, starting September, 2018.
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has announced that the president of Nokia Technologies, Gregory Lee, will leave the company following the closure of the Digital Health business sale. Lee will be replaced by Maria Varsellona, who remains chief legal officer and continues to report to Nokia President and chief executive officer Rajeev Suri as a member of Nokia's Group Leadership Team.
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Telia Carrier has announced the installation of its first Point of Presence (PoP) in Belgrade, Serbia. The new PoP gives customers in the region the opportunity to connect directly to the Telia Carrier backbone, one of the largest and best connected in the world. The PoP will additionally serve as a connectivity hub for surrounding countries, improving the availability of high-speed IP Transit, Cloud Connect, Ethernet and IPX services. It will also provide a transport interconnection point for international customers requiring a dedicated connection into Serbia.
CORNING, N.Y. –– Mike Knott, FTTH market development manager for Corning Optical Communications, has been named to the board of directors of the Fibre to the Home Council Europe (FTTH Council Europe), following elections held at the organisation’s Spring 2018 General Assembly.
ESPOO, FINLAND - Nokia has appointed Sri Reddy, an experienced leader in Nokia's ION business group, as co-president of Nokia IP/Optical Networks business group and as member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT), with immediate effect. Current President of ION business group, Basil Alwan, will continue as a GLT member, co-president of the ION business group and an advisor to the CEO.
NEW BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Fiber Optic Center (FOC), an international leading distributor specializing in helping their customers make the best cable assemblies in the world, has launched the ÅngströmBond Solutions Center.
EATONTOWN, NEW JERSEY – TE SubCom has announced that the final splice of the Hawaiki Submarine Cable has been made and the system is on schedule to be in service in June 2018.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of subsea fibre optic cable systems, announced today the appointment of David Zimmer as chief sales officer. Dave will be responsible for all of Seaborn's direct sales, channel strategies and inside sales. Dave is also being added to Seaborn's board of directors.
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