WETZIKON, SWITZERLAND – Swiss cabling specialist Reichle & De-Massari (R&M) welcomes Michiel Panders as the new general manager for Europe. In this position, he will be in charge of all European countries excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Cardiff, UK – Independent Fibre Networks Ltd (IFNL) has rebranded to Open Fibre Networks Ltd (OFNL), in order to more closely reflect its position and offering in the market place.
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA – VIAVI Solutions has revealed the first winner of its ‘Win an OTDR’ competition for UK telecoms contractors.
London, UK – The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has launched a search for the heroes of the UK’s digital infrastructure industry as it announced The INCAs, its inaugural awards scheme which will recognise alternative network providers (altnets).
Spartanburg, SC – AFL has announced that Jody Gallagher, president and CEO, was elected to Fujikura’s board of directors at the annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo, Japan. Gallagher is the first non-Japanese board member elected to the board in the history of the company.
Masahiko Ito, Fujikura’s president and CEO stated: ‘This is a very important decision by Fujikura and demonstrates the value we place in Jody’s leadership and management experience.’
ABINGDON, UK – Gigaclear has been crowned Best Rural Broadband provider for a second consecutive year by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA).
LUTON, UNITED KINGDOM – Anritsu Corporation has signed a distribution agreement with AR Benelux, a leading provider of test and measurement solutions for EMC, Satcom, RF/µwave for the telecoms and defense industries. Under the terms of the new agreement, Anritsu’s test equipment will now also be available in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands through AR Benelux.
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.
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