NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced the appointment of Sandra Krief to managing director for North America. In this position, she will be responsible for sales operations, business development, channel strategy, and customer support throughout the U.S. and Canada. Based in New York City, Krief will report directly to the company’s chief customer officer and EVP of Global Sales and Digital Marketing, Homayoun Razavi.
MILAN, ITALY – Prysmian Group will supply more than 400km of fire resistant cables for the Royal Atlantis Resort in Dubai. The new luxury resort renamed ‘A Place to call Home’ will be completed in 2019.
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FiberLight has announced the promotion of its chief financial officer, Kevin Coyne, to the position of chief operating officer. As a member of FiberLight’s board of directors and one of the company’s original founders, Kevin has held a progression of roles within the organization since 1998. While maintaining focus on finance, accounting, treasury, tax, carrier access and other cost-control teams, Kevin’s new role will expand his responsibilities to include guidance and oversight for engineering, construction, information technology and project management activities.
STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK – Telehouse America has announced that IPv6-native internet backbone and colocation provider, Hurricane Electric, has expanded its network to the Telehouse New York Teleport data centre. Located at 7 Teleport Drive in Staten Island, this is Hurricane Electric’s sixth Point of Presence (PoP) in New York City.
ESPOO, FINLAND – Nokia has announced the appointment of Sanjay Goel as president of global services and member of the group leadership team from 1 April 2018. Goel will report to Nokia president and chief executive officer, Rajeev Suri. Igor Leprince, who previously held position, will support Goel during a transition period and then leave Nokia to pursue opportunities outside the company.
‘I want to thank Igor for his contributions to Nokia. I warmly welcome Sanjay to the GLT, and look forward to working together to further strengthen Global Services,’ said Rajeev Suri.
ALLEN, TEXAS and HAROLD WOOD, LONDON – Xtera a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions has announced that its board of directors has appointed Keith Henderson as chief executive officer and Leigh Frame as chief operating officer.
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced that Converge ICT Solutions has selected the Coriant 7090 Packet Transport Platform and Coriant Transcend Chorus network management to expand delivery of carrier-grade metro Ethernet services across the Philippines. The nationwide deployment will span over 450 sites and help Converge better serve the broadband, wholesale, and cloud connectivity needs of its small, medium, and large enterprise customers.
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS – Coriant has announced the formation of its first executive advisory board. The board will provide counsel to Coriant’s leadership team to help expand the company’s strategic customer relationships, explore new opportunities for growth and broaden partners for its multi-sided platform partner program. Coriant’s initial Executive advisory board members include distinguished networking and technology industry executives: Shanker Baheria, Rick Hubbard, Daniele Ruvinetti, Sam Saba and Alex Shalaby.
LONDON, UK – Ensemble, a division of ADVA, announced today that Fujitsu is using the Ensemble Orchestrator and Connector as a key component of its EMEIA managed network services offering. Fujitsu is leveraging Ensemble's network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology to deliver its Virtual Edge solution to business customers across multiple countries. Virtual Edge will be hosted at the customer premises on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) white box servers.
TURKU, FINLAND – Teleste Corporation will deliver optical headend products to Turkish cable and satellite operator, Türksat. The deliveries will be carried out during 2018 in cooperation with Teleste’s local partner, Telco İletişim Teknolojileri. The deployment will strengthen Teleste’s position as a provider of network products and technologies in the area.
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