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
Consumers are buying millions of IoT devices, from smart thermostats and security systems to intelligent entertainment setups and furniture. Yet many of these devices remain isolated because home users are uncomfortable connecting them to each other – or even their WiFi. After all, their WiFi network was probably designed only to handle a few laptops, a gaming system and a couple of smartphones. Now, demand on the network is surging and even though you're delivering 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, that doesn't necessarily mean the broadband power is in the right place or reaches every corner of a home.
Even if WiFi coverage is sufficient, typing is not on trend. Voice is far more natural, easier and faster. Using a TV keyboard is archaic when more and more households have access to cloud-based voice services, like Amazon Alexa. This webinar will explore how service providers can create a comfortable, truly smart home for consumers – simultaneously driving up margin and loyalty.
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