Former Verizon CTO Mark Wegleitner takes seat on Infinera's board

Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) has roused Mark Wegleitner, the former CTO of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), out of retirement to become the company's latest member of its board of directors.

Before retiring from Verizon last July, Wegleitner most recently served as the service provider's Senior Vice President of Technology.
 
Wegleitner's most notable role during his tenure at Verizon was serving as the CTO of Verizon Communications, a position he served in from 2000-2007, overseeing the RBOC's wireline networks.

During his tenure as CTO of Verizon, Wegleitner oversaw a number of key wireline initiatives for the ILEC, including helping to devise its FiOS Fiber to the Home (FTTH) strategy, its recent field trials of 10 Gbps XG-PON technology and pilot deployments of 100 Gbps Ultra Long Haul (ULH) networks in its European market.

Having a noted telecom service provider industry technologist like Wegleitner on its board could give Infinera new insights on how to respond to the telecom industry's need for OTN and packet optical network platform (PONP) capabilities.  

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