Where in the world BT's former CTO Matt Bross? Well, that question has been answered today as Chinese telecom vendor Huawei announced that it has appointed the often outspoken technologist as the company's Chief Technology Officer. Not long after the BT Group decided to merge the BT Innovate Group with BT Design groups, Bross resigned from BT and moved back to the U.S.
As a Light Reading Europe report points out, Bross enjoyed a close working relationship with Huawei, as the Chinese vendor was a major supplier of its BT 21 CN next-gen network program.
In a statement announcing Bross' appointment to CTO, Huawei said he "will focus on identifying global telecommunications industry and network architecture trends that will guide Huawei' s continuous customer-centric innovation of products and solutions." Perhaps more importantly, Bross will "also support the company's efforts in delivering the latest products and solutions for North American customers."
Penetrating the North American market has been a challenge for Huawei. Although the Chinese vendor has made some progress in the U.S. with its recently announced low-cost set top box and winning a CDMA contract with Cox Communications, Huawei has not been able to land a major Tier 1 service provider win.
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