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Pohl, Braun join BigBand Networks’ board

Thu, 04/30/2009 - 8:20am
Mike Robuck

BigBand Networks announced today that it has added Harald Braun and Michael Pohl to its board of directors.

Braun has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries, including leading business development and global strategies at a number of large, multi-national companies.

Since 2008, he served as president and CEO of Harris Stratex Networks, a global supplier of turnkey wireless network offerings and network management software.  Prior to Harris Stratex, Braun held a number of executive positions at Nokia Siemens Networks and Siemens Corp., including president and CEO of Siemens Networks LLC.

He currently serves on the board at Harris Stratex Networks. Braun’s appointment to the board was effective on Friday. He also serves as treasurer of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS).

Pohl has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and cable industries with companies integral to the development of IPTV, HDTV, on demand, OSS, and next-generation advertising and infrastructure network tools.

He was president of Global Strategies Group at C-Cor Inc., and prior to that, CEO at nCube Corp.   

Pohl has held executive positions at SkyConnect and Douglas Communications, and he was vice president and general manager of the On-Demand Systems Division at Arris.

He currently serves on the board at Ascent Media Corp. and on the advisory board at Bycast. Pohl was the 2008 recipient of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) Vanguard Award for Associates & Affiliates. 

Pohl has been nominated for election as a director at BigBand’s annual meeting of stockholders, to be held May 19.

“I welcome Harald Braun to our board and look forward to Mike Pohl joining us. Both will offer a wealth of industry knowledge and perspective to our business, planning and strategic development efforts,” said Amir Bassan-Eskenazi, president and CEO of BigBand Networks.

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