Nomination enlists ADTRAN’s guidance on the future of broadband
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 6, 2017--
Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, today announced that the Broadband
Forum has named Kevin Schneider, chief scientist for ADTRAN, as an
inaugural member to its new Executive Advisory Council. This group will
play a key role in determining a new vision for broadband services and
guiding the Broadband Forum’s 20/20 initiative that aims to help service
providers combine NFV, SDN, ultra-fast access and Machine-to-Machine
(M2M) capabilities into revenue generating services.
“As the Broadband Forum launches its new 20/20 initiative for high-value
broadband services, it was clear that we needed a panel of highly
knowledgeable individuals to help guide us as we walked down this path,”
said Robin Mersh, CEO of Broadband Forum. “ADTRAN has been a key part of
our forum for many years, and we have relied on its experience and
knowledge to help create standards that are adopted industry wide. We
look forward to the experience and knowledge Kevin will bring to the
advisory board that will be influential in determining the path that the
Broadband Forum will take in the future.”
As a part of the Executive Advisory Council, Schneider will also help
steer the creation of best practices and drive the Forum’s direction to
identify broadband industry trends and technology solutions. In keeping
with the Forum’s mission to eliminate barriers to broadband deployment,
Schneider will lend his expertise on technical topics that are critical
to shaping the future of the broadband industry.
“ADTRAN has seen the transformative effects that SDN, NFV and high-value
broadband services have had on the broadband industry,” said Schneider.
“The Broadband Forum is one of the leading organizations that ensures
these transformative technologies assist the entire industry as a whole.
I look forward to the opportunity to help drive the discussions on new
strategies and ideas that the Broadband Forum can utilize for the
greater good of the industry.”
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
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