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ITS Technology Group appoints ex-BT Openreach MD Daren Baythorpe

CHESTER, UK – ITS Technology Group (ITS), one of the fastest growing alternative network (altnet) providers in the UK and the market leader in concession agreements, have appointed Daren Baythorpe to the role of Managing Director.

Daren has previously held senior management positions and has been an adviser with leading telecommunications and utility sector companies, including BT and Severn Trent Water. Until recently he was Managing Director of BT Openreach’s Business and Corporate Delivery division.

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Alphabet Access CEO Gregory McCray joins Adtran board

HUNTSVILLE, AL – ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open networking solutions, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Gregory McCray, CEO of Alphabet’s Access Company, the Alphabet subsidiary that oversees Google Fiber, as a director. Mr. McCray’s extensive background in driving the connected future will be a tremendous asset to ADTRAN’s Board as the company continues to focus on expanding Gigabit broadband speeds to support the broader demands of smart cities, the Internet of Things and software-defined networking. 

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IBM joins AIM Photonics consortium

ARMONK, NY & ALBANY, NY – IBM (NYSE: IBM) and AIM Photonics, The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics, an institute of Manufacturing USA, today announced a patent and intellectual property licensing agreement and confirmed IBM has joined the AIM Photonics consortium, which seeks to advance integrated photonic circuit manufacturing and technology development.

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New marketing manager for Digpro

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Digpro, the major innovator in the field of geographic IT and network lifecycle management, continues to grow in the Swedish market as well as internationally. The company now appoints Joel Pirard as the new Marketing Manager to meet the increased demand from energy and telecommunications companies among others of Digpro’s leading solutions.

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Dr Michael Lebby to become CEO of Lightwave Logic

LONGMONT, CO -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high-speed fiber-optic data communications and telecommunications, announced today that Dr. Michael Lebby will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 2017 while Tom Zelibor remains Chair of the Board.

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CableLabs is spearheading efforts to develop a proposal that uses coherent optics to dramatically boost the capacity of hybrid fibre coaxial networks, reports Andy Extance

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Systems vendors are using intelligent software to squeeze more performance from optical networks. Pauline Rigby reports on developments at OFC 2017