The vendor is taking a new "customer-facing" approach and has appointed two regional leaders for that task: Guillén gets responsibility for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia; Ricky Corker becomes president of Customer Operations, Americas, a step up from his role as EVP and president, North America.
Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) said it will announce a new leader for its fixed networks business, which generates revenues of about €2 billion (US$2.25 billion) per year," in due course."
He will be a hard act to follow, but there should be no shortage of willing applicants as the Fixed Networks business has been performing well and should enjoy ongoing demand for its products as network operators of all types invest in access technologies to support their FTTx, deep fiber and 5G transport plans.
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, special to Broadband World News
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.
The MDU market continues to face fierce competition among service providers due to tech-savvy residents (i.e., millennials), demand from building owners and management companies, plus the favorable economics of bulk contracts. However, no MDUs are the same, so service providers must use multiple technologies and inconsistent deployment models, increasing operational complexity and rollout costs.
The MDU market itself is evolving as residents adopt smart-home technologies, generating rising demand for smart apartments with built-in connected thermostats, keyless entryways and doors, and video doorbells. This evolution presents both new challenges and opportunities. In other words, service providers must consider innovative service-delivery strategies to compete and win.
In this Broadband World News and ADTRAN webinar, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will highlight emerging MDU broadband Internet trends and challenges. In addition, Kurt will outline the next-generation service creation and delivery platform, built on open standards, that allows service providers to connect millions of underserved MDUs, enables creation of user-driven services, and reduces operational complexity and costs.
Plus, special guest, Alice Lawson, Broadband and Cable Program Manager for the City of Seattle, will discuss Seattle’s B4B-Build For Broadband initiative that addresses best practices in planning for MDU telecommunication infrastructure.