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Broadband Briefs for 6/10/08

Tue, 06/10/2008 - 8:00am

Sprint names Nuti to board
By Traci Patterson

Sprint has appointed William (Bill) Nuti to the company's board of directors. Nuti is the chairman, CEO and president of NCR Corp., a global technology company based in Dayton, Ohio.

Nuti joined NCR in 2005 and initiated organizational and process changes to better position the company for growth. Prior to NCR, he served as president and CEO of Symbol Technologies.

Earlier in his career, Nuti held positions for more than 10 years at Cisco Systems, where he last served as SVP of the company’s U.S. operations. He also served as SVP of Cisco’s global service provider business and as president of Cisco’s Europe, Middle East and Africa theater of operations, as well as Cisco's Asia Pacific operations.

Adva leading metro-focused group in 100GET
By Traci Patterson

Adva Optical Networking is heading up a group of university and enterprise partners in developing standards-based, carrier-class metropolitan Ethernet transport networks that can cost-effectively deliver data transport speeds of 100 Gbps.

The metro-focused group is one of four in the “100GET” (GET=Gigabit Ethernet Transport) innovation initiative that is scheduled to continue until 2010, Adva said.

The primary goal of the project is to develop a 100Gbps muxponder prototype for the metro area.

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