Airvana's New Femto Honcho

Former Nortelian heads up femto product management at Airvana

Michelle Donegan

January 20, 2009

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Airvana's New Femto Honcho

3:30 PM -- Ex-Nortel executive Glenn Laxdal joined Airvana Inc. today as VP of femtocell product management. He'll be responsible for the vendor's CDMA and UMTS femtocell product strategy.

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

About the Author(s)

Michelle Donegan

Michelle Donegan is an independent technology writer who has covered the communications industry for the last 20 years on both sides of the Pond. Her career began in Chicago in 1993 when Telephony magazine launched an international title, aptly named Global Telephony. Since then, she has upped sticks (as they say) to the UK and has written for various publications including Communications Week International, Total Telecom and, most recently, Light Reading.  

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