GENBAND's Fred Kemmerer to head up ATIS Technology and Operations Council

ATIS has named Fred Kemmerer, the CTO of GENBAND, as the new chairman of its Technology and Operations (TOPS) Council.

Fred Kemmerer, GENBAND

Kemmerer

As a standing committee of the ATIS board of directors, TOPS focuses on various issues in the ICT ecosystem, ranging from end-user devices up to application services.

In a statement announcing his appointment, Kemmerer--an industry veteran who also served in a number of positions at Lucent and later Alcatel-Lucent--said that "unifying client architecture, cyber-security, PSTN transition and M2M communications" are the three key areas TOPS will continue to address in 2012.

As a telecom technologist with a background that spans everything from wireless, IP, multiservice switching and routing, next generation core networks, and broadband access, Kemmerer brings a lot to the chairman position.

One of Kemmerer's major roles at ATIS was serving as the chairman of its Policy Management Focus Group. Joined by members of other telecom service providers, vendors and IT providers, including Alcatel Lucent (NYSE: ALU), AT&T (NYSE: T), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), HP  (NYSE: HPQ), Huawei, Juniper (NYSE: JNPR), Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, Qwest--now CenturyLink  (NYSE: CTL)--and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), the group completed a 12-month study in 2010 to bring clarity on how to implement policy management.

For more:
- see the release

Download our eBook: Customer Experience Management

Related articles:
ATIS policy management work addresses timely industry priorities
ATIS develops PSTN to IP voice network transition team
ATIS Cloud Services Forum tees up CDN-I standard to ease OTT, telepresence service use
ATIS policy management work addresses timely industry priorities
ATIS tackles environmental sustainability issues

Suggested Articles

The industry was a bit surprised this week when Juniper Networks pulled the trigger on Boston-area startup 128 Technology for $450 million in cash.

Steve Smith has been named as Zayo Group Holding's new CEO while former CEO and founder Dan Caruso transitioned to the position of board director.

On AT&T's third quarter earnings call, AT&T CEO John Stankey reiterated his passion for more fiber, but said AT&T is taking a measured…