Airvana's New Femto Honcho
At Nortel Networks Ltd. , Laxdal was VP of global product management for the CDMA and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) carrier business. (See Poll: Huawei Likely Nortel Wireless Biz Buyer.)
But even at Airvana, he won't be entirely immune from Nortel's bankruptcy protection proceedings. Nortel uses CDMA EV-DO equipment from Airvana and owes the femto maker money -- $22 million to be exact. (See Airvana's Nortel Exposure and Airvana, Nortel Partner.)
For more on Airvana's HubBub femto products, check out Light Reading's recent report, Who Makes What: Femtocells.
— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Unstrung