WDM-PON Forum adds board members

The WDM-PON Forum, a three year-old organization dedicated to the advancement of WDM-based passive optical networking (PON), has added Dr. Bas Huiszoon of Genexis, Jon Baldry of Transmode, and Dr. Alexander Niepel of Nokia-Siemens Networks to its board of directors.

The WDM-PON Forum, a three year-old organization dedicated to the advancement of WDM-based passive optical networking (PON), has added Dr. Bas Huiszoon of Genexis, Jon Baldry of Transmode, and Dr. Alexander Niepel of Nokia-Siemens Networks to its board of directors.

The new additions bring the total number of board members to nine. Other board members include Bernd Hesse of Ericsson (who is board chairman), Johan Henes of Lambda Networks, Dr. Stefan Murry of Applied Optoelectronics, and Stephan Neidlinger of ADVA Optical Networking.

The new leadership arrives on the eve of the WDM-PON Forum’s upcoming workshop in Orlando, FL, September 27, just before the start of the U.S. FTTH Conference. The workshop will continue the Forum’s educational mission and will highlight advancements in WDM-PON technology. Speakers will include representatives from the carrier, analyst, and equipment manufacturer and device supplier communities. For more details, visit www.fiberin.com

“As WDM-PON technology continues to be adopted around the world, it is only appropriate that the Forum expand to include a broad range of viewpoints from many different regions,” said Hesse. “With the addition of these four distinguished individuals, the Forum is positioned to provide continued education and ongoing discussion around WDM-PON technology and the opportunities it provides in an increasingly connected society.”

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