Sprint fiber pioneer Fred Lawrence heads up ClearAccess' board

Home networking management vendor Clear Access has recruited 40-year telecom veteran Fred Lawrence as Chairman of the Board of directors. Currently a partner at RSquared Associates, Lawrence's telecom resume encompasses various stints at both vendors and major service providers, including pre-divestiture AT&T and the former United Telephone (now Sprint).
 
What Lawrence is best known for is his stint at the former United Telephone Florida/Sprint where in the mid-1980s he worked on constructing the service provider's $3.5 billion, 38,000-mile global fiber network. After Sprint, Lawrence went on to serve executive CEO roles at ADC Telecommunications, ComStream and California Microwave.

Lawrence comes to ClearAccess at a time when the company is ramping up its service provider customer roster for its ClearVision Managed Applications Platform. The ClearVision platform leverages the Broadband Forum's TR-69 protocol to diagnose and troubleshoot issues on home networking devices (STBs, gateways, PCs, etc). To date, ClearAccess boasts 50 customers, including many independent telcos such as Canby Telcom and SRT.

"Based on my experience, I see an opportunity to build upon the Company's early market leadership with solutions which help telcos and cable operators add profitable new revenue streams," said Lawrence in a release. "ClearAccess delivers a transformational solution that is helping service providers minimize subscriber churn and increase their revenues."

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- see the release here

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