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Wavesat, 4G Chipsets Leader, Names VP Business Development

Wavesat Names Anil Barot as New Vice President – Business Development


Former Senior Executive for Motorola, with 20+ Years Wireless Industry Experience,

Will Help Company Expand Presence in 4G Markets such as LTE and WiMAX


San Mateo, CA – January 4, 2010 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of broadband wireless semiconductor solutions, today announced that Anil Barot has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, Mr. Barot will oversee sales and marketing efforts with 4G service providers, end user device manufacturers and channel partners around the globe and will work closely with Wavesat’s engineering and product development teams.


At Motorola, Mr. Barot served in numerous leadership roles, including Global Product Management, Business Development and Product Strategy for Wireless Broadband Access Technologies (LTE & WiMAX). Immediately prior to joining Wavesat, he held the position of Senior Director of Motorola’s Broadband Strategy more

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Related Topics: LTE, 3G/4G, WiMax, Wireless, Broadband |

Optical Networking News — “MSA” Announced for Athermal AWGs

Leading Companies Announce Enhancements to MSA Standard For Athermal Arrayed Waveguide Grating Modules


Tokyo, San Jose January 4, 2010 - NEL, Hitachi Cable, Gemfire, Furukawa Electric, JDSU and NeoPhotonics, leading companies in the planar lightwave circuit (PLC) passive components industry, today announced an enhanced Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) that provides a standardized form factor for Arrayed Waveguide Grating (AWG) Modules with an athermal configuration.


Athermal AWGs provide multiplexing and demultiplexing for DWDM optical equipment through a common interface. The athermal design compensates for temperature passively and requires no electrical power, reducing overall system power requirements.


The MSA enables equipment manufacturers to choose from multiple suppliers for the standardized product, helping to reduce lead times and cost. Version 3.0 of the MSA has been published and contains descriptions of the standard, small form factor and athermal AWG packages. For more information, please see the AWG MSA more

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Zhone Names Telecommunications Leader Brian Caskey as CMO

Oakland, CA —January 4, 2010 — Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in network access solutions announced today that Brian Caskey has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer effective immediately. Caskey brings a 25 year track record in global marketing, product strategy, business development and global branding to Zhone where he will oversee all aspects of worldwide marketing.


Prior to joining Zhone, Caskey served as Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for UTStarcom where he was instrumental in growing the IPTV and NGN business. There, he spearheaded a company-wide global rebranding campaign, launched multiple new product lines and lead strategic sales initiatives that resulted in top-line revenue growth while increasing gross margins. Caskey’s accomplishments included critical innovations in IPTV marketing and awareness that resulted in industry leading deployments in both India and China.


Prior to UTStarcom, Caskey worked for 3Com Corporation where he was responsible more

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ADC Divests GSM Assets

ADC Announces Altobridge’s Acquisition of Its GSM Base Station and Switching Product Portfolio


ADC strengthens focus on its in-building and microcellular wireless market leadership


Acquisition complements Altobridge’s emerging markets strategy


MINNEAPOLIS & TRALEE, Ireland, Dec 31, 2009 — ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) (www.adc.com), a leading global supplier of network infrastructure solutions, and Altobridge, a leading provider of cost-effective solutions for mobile network operators, announced today that Altobridge has acquired ADC’s portfolio of GSM base station and switching products. Terms of the transaction, which closes today, were not disclosed. more

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Related Topics: 3G/4G, Mobile content, IMS, WiMax, Wireless, Other |

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