ADTRAN’s Ronan Kelly Elected Treasurer & Vice President of FTTH Council Europe
Via Adtran Newsroom
Apr 29, 2015
EMEA CTO joins the Board of Directors at influential industry body to push for wider acceptance of FTTH as the most future-proofed broadband infrastructure
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 29, 2015-- ADTRAN® , Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced its chief technology officer for the EMEA and APAC regions has been elected treasurer and vice president of the FTTH Council Europe. Ronan Kelly, who is based in Dublin, Ireland, was voted in by member organisations at the Council’s Spring General Assembly in Amsterdam last week.
Since 2013, Ronan Kelly has utilised his decades of business experience in the telecom industry as an active contributor to the FTTH CouncilEurope, most notably initiating and driving the successful “My Fibre Journey” initiative as a key player in the World of Applications Committee. At ADTRAN, he assists some of the world’s largest operators in maximising their next-generation broadband value propositions for market success.
“I’ve always been inspired by the continuing mission of the FTTH CouncilEurope to promote investment and adoption of FTTH/FTTB services, and am grateful for this opportunity to serve our industry and help drive progress forward,” said Kelly. “I’m keen for the Council to extend its work helping operators navigate EU funding and regulatory complexities in order to increase their deployment rates.”
The appointment of Kelly is the latest development in a long and proud association between ADTRAN and FTTH Councils around the world. This includes the work of ADTRAN colleague Kevin Morgan, currently serving a two-year term as chairman of the board at the FTTH Council Americas.
“As the organisation’s new president, I look forward to working with my fellow board members on our call for action to reinforce the deployment of FTTH in Europe,” said Edgar Aker, president of the FTTH CouncilEurope. “I look forward to starting this new journey together, and wish Ronan every success in his responsibility as treasurer of the association.”
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit www.adtran.com.
Source: ADTRAN, Inc.
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