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Euronews: AlcaLu Appoints New CTOs

Paul Rainford
1/16/2013
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Alcatel-Lucent, Transmode Systems AB and NEC Corp. grab the headlines in today's regional roundup.

  • Following a recent management reshuffle at Alcatel-Lucent that saw Federico Guillén Moñino appointed as head of Wireline and Dave Geary as the new head of Wireless, those divisions now have new CTOs (as of Jan. 1). David Eckard, the vendor's former global system engineering lead, is the new CTO of its Wireline Division. According to his LinkedIn profile, Eckard has been "responsible for the BPON and GPON MAC [media access control] development at Alcatel-Lucent [and was recently] responsible for the network processor chip development for the PON products at Alcatel-Lucent." He steps into the shoes of Michael Peeters, who is now CTO at the Wireless division. "Innovation, technical and strategic excellence in support of business imperatives will be my first priorities," said Peeters in an email message announcing his new role. The company laid out its plans for the two divisions in November. (See Alcatel-Lucent Sharpens Its Focus and Alcatel-Lucent Names New Mobile Chief.)
  • The French government appears to have let the likes of Google off the hook for now, opting not to pursue legislation that would make such Web giants pay for the burden they place on networks, reports Reuters. Instead, the authorities have asked a panel of Web experts and entrepreneurs to ponder whether such a law is needed, with a pronouncement on the matter due by the end of February. (See Online Liberty Tested in France.)
  • Finnish competitive backbone network operator FNE-Finland Oy is deploying Transmode's 100Gbit/s technology following a successful field trial in December 2012. The operator previously used the vendor's TM-Series platform to build its national ROADM-based transport network. In addition, Transmode says it has 100Gbit/s orders from an unidentified North American operator and has conducted a trial at the Acreo national research network in Sweden that "was over 1600 km and involved transmission over both Transmode's TM-Series and a third party WDM system using an alien wavelength with optical handoff between the two systems." (See Transmode Boasts 100G Deployments.)
  • Bulgarian radio station NURTS is using NEC's iPasolink systems to backhaul its digital radio traffic. NEC has previously deployed digital transmission technology for the broadcaster. (See NEC Backhauls in Bulgaria.) — Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, Light Reading

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