Teleste on Jan. 31 announced the formation of a North American Advisory Board, bringing together experienced business leaders in the cable and telecommunications industries. The company said the new advisors will offer their collective knowledge and experience to provide guidance and insights on the North American cable market for Teleste’s continued growth as an access network infrastructure leader.
With the migration of DOCSIS 4.0, Teleste is a specialist in broadband technology growth toward 10G, embodied by the company's award-winning ICON product family, including 1.8 GHz amplifiers and Distributed Access solutions which the company recently introduced to the North American market.
In a press release, Teleste said its goal in appointing the new Advisory board is to enable North American cable operators to transition their access networks quickly to 10G technology while maintaining competitiveness in the broadband industry.
In a press release, Teleste stated that the new board offers a unique understanding on business, operations and product value required by Teleste’s customers to grow their businesses. Influential and respected executives joining the Advisory Board include:
- Board Chair Hanno Narjus, SVP of Teleste Networks
- Esa Harju, president and CEO of Teleste Networks
- Sandy Howe, former executive with Arris, Cisco and Technetix
- Stephanie Mitchko Beale, former CTO, Charter Communications
- Neil Tang, president, Antronix
“The Advisory Board is going to be instrumental in introducing Teleste’s intelligent innovations to the North American cable industry, including our ability to automate large-scale field deployments and to improve network availability & lower OPEX,” said Teleste's Narjus. “Teleste has delivered one million smart devices in Europe over the past 15 years. I am looking forward to collaborating with this talented team to achieve technology and market leadership in North America.”
“The North American cable market is an important strategic focus area for Teleste, expanding our well-established business in Europe,” said Teleste's Harju. “With multi-gigabit technology coming just around the corner, I’m very much looking forward to working with the Advisory Board to provide our field-proven technology to the North American customers.”
Commented Sandy Howe, “Teleste continues to bring innovation to the access network technology for the cable industry and ease operations. With the race for operators to get to 10G, Teleste products will provide the highest bandwidth and efficiency in deployment. I look forward to working with the Advisory Board and Teleste team to assist in market growth."
Stephanie Mitchko Beale remarked, “With the increased competition and cost of capital, it is key for operators to use innovative technology such as Teleste in the access plant to efficiently deploy and operate their 10G networks. I look forward to working with the Teleste team and Advisory Board members,” said .
Neil Tang added, “Teleste and Antronix 1.8 GHz technologies are a powerful combination to bring the 10G speeds quickly to market for cable operators to efficiently manage their networks."
Teleste is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.