Sterlite Technologies today announced a Technology Advisory Council for its Access Solutions business that focuses on wireless and open networking technologies. The council constitutes Hank Kafka, Guy Lupo, and John Medamana, senior professionals who are said to be pioneers in the areas of wireless systems software orchestration systems, software-defined networking, and passive optical networks.
STL is expanding its focus and expertise on the network edge with strong capabilities experience in optical and system integration. STL’s Access Solutions business unit is dedicated to open access networking solutions in the software-defined, FTTx broadband, and Open RAN 5G wireless. The highly specialised advisory council will guide the technology strategy and solution roadmap for the company.
Hank Kafka currently serves as an O-RAN ALLIANCE Executive Committee member and an instrumental person in launching the ORAN/ Open RAN ecosystem. Guy Lupo has been instrumental in creating the Network as a Service (NaaS) software concept and getting it adopted by the TMForum for use by the industry. John B.Medamana has been instrumental in creating networking products and services accounting for multi-billion of dollars of revenue.
Congratulating these new members, Chris Rice, CEO of STL Access Solutions, said, “We are proud and privileged to welcome such industry luminaries to our newly formed Technology Advisory Council. Each of them has had a significant impact in their respective areas of data networking and routing, wireless networks, or software systems. They have also been instrumental in driving ‘openness’ in their respective areas, disrupting the industry norm for the better. We are fortunate to have their expertise as we build and grow the company. Their expertise will help us build global capabilities dedicated to delivering open, scalable, and programmable solutions across fibre and 5G access networks.”