HANOVER, MD – Ciena has named Jamie Jefferies as vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). An established industry veteran, Jamie will leverage his experience in-region as well as internationally to build upon Ciena’s current success in EMEA.
NEW BRITAIN, CT – MicroCare Corporation has appointed Vince Libercci as the regional sales manager for the Eastern USA. Libercci comes to MicroCare with more than 30 years of experience in account management and territory sales. He will focus on the company’s electronics and fibre optic product lines.
BOSTON, MA - Network component and equipment market research firm Cignal AI announced that Scott Wilkinson has joined the team as lead analyst, optical hardware. With more than 20 years in the optical industry, Wilkinson is dedicated to Cignal AI’s quantitative and qualitative research for the optical hardware market – including carriers, equipment manufacturers, and components.
Abingdon, UK – Gigaclear has been ranked no. 23 in The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100, as a new entrant for 2018. This positions the company as one of the fastest growing tech organisations in the UK.
London, UK – Colt Technology Services today has announced the appointment of Keri Gilder as chief commercial officer for the business. Keri forms part of the executive leadership team, reporting directly to Carl Grivner, Colt’s chief executive officer.
Keri will be instrumental in driving the company’s commercial strategy, leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing, as well as working closely with the wider organisation to ensure Colt delivers on its vision of being the most customer-oriented business in the industry.
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.’
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang