ADTRAN (News - Alert) Inc. has announced that Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas’ Board of Directors has appointed Kevin Morgan, director of marketing communications for ADTRAN, as the 2014 vice chairman. The appointment showcases ADTRAN’s aim of optimizing and strengthening the fiber technology and standards for service providers across America in order to simplify the delivery of advanced, bandwidth-rich services. Morgan has also been elected to serve as the chairman at the annual 2014 FTTH Conference and Expo. ADTRAN Inc is a leading next-generation networking solutions provider.
In a release, Gary Bolton (News - Alert), vice president of global marketing, ADTRAN, said, "ADTRAN has a strong commitment to leading industry standards and forums in an effort to advance the application of communication technology on a global basis. Kevin's extensive industry experience and strong track record for building consensus on key issues surrounding FTTH make him an excellent choice for leadership as vice chairman of the FTTH Council Americas. We congratulate Kevin and the FTTH Council on this appointment."
Fiber to the home (FTTH), a relatively new and rapidly growing technology, is basically the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business. It replaces existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires and coaxial cable. FTTH allows consumers and businesses to access vastly higher bandwidth which in turn enables them to make use of more robust video, internet and voice services. FTTH constantly increases available bandwidth without having to change the fiber.
Heather Gold, president of FTTH Council Americas, said, "The FTTH Council is eager to continue our vision in 2014 as being the voice for ultra-high speed wireline broadband deployment throughout the Americas. We are pleased to work with Kevin in his new capacity as vice chairman and look forward to the insights and perspectives he will offer to the Council and the industry."
FTTH Council Americas, a non-profit organization, supports more than 300 companies and organizations which are dedicated to expanding the availability of ultra-high speed broadband. The Council constantly showcases the value of fiber-enabled applications and solutions by highlighting the benefits to the service providers and customers, and increases the deployment of all fiber access networks.
Edited by Ryan Sartor