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Technetix forms a Strategic Advisory Board

Technetix has formed a strategic advisory board incorporating some of broadband cable’s most respected and influential leaders.

5th August 2019, Albourne, UK - Technetix has formed a strategic advisory board to help steer the company’s product and service strategy. The company continues to deliver unique products and services and is recognised as a developer of highly innovative, cutting-edge solutions. Recent multiple award-winning technologies include the DBx modular access platform, the DBx R-PHY node, Virtual Segmentation™ and the NCI services management system. Cable continues to see numerous rapidly advancing technological innovations and Technetix will continue to lead in these developments.

Technetix has brought together some of the most respected and influential industry figures to form a distinguished Strategic Advisory Board. Chaired by Paul Broadhurst (CEO and Founder of Technetix) and comprises of Lorenz Glatz (former CTO, Kabel Deutschland), Jay Rolls (former CTO, Charter Communications), Ron Coppock (former President of Sales, Arris) and Colin Büchner (Managing Director Access Networks, Liberty Global).

Lorenz Glatz said “I am deeply impressed by the innovations Technetix continues to deliver for the cable industry. The team is constantly looking for and finding new angles, cost savings and higher efficiencies in components most other companies seems to write off as commodities. I am very much looking forward to working with Paul and my esteemed colleagues on Technetix’ newly formed SAB.”

Jay Rolls said “Technetix has a long history of extricating maximum value from both fibre and coax assets. I look forward to working with Technetix leadership, as well as fellow members of this new advisory board.”

Ron Coppock said, “I look forward to continuing my long relationship with the Technetix team as they continue to advance their customer-first philosophy by providing operators innovative products and solid technical solutions that help them better compete in a very fluid multimedia access network marketplace.”

Colin Büchner said “Technetix is delivering unprecedented innovation in access network technology for the cable industry. Technetix’ products help our industry to continuously provide the highest bandwidth and the best quality to consumers and businesses with economics our competitors can only dream of. I’m excited to work with my other board members and the Technetix team to help to continue this success story for the foreseeable future.”

Paul Broadhurst said “The Strategic Advisory Board is key to helping and challenging Technetix to adopt product technology and services that make us a market leader. I’m very much looking forward to working with such a talented team, particularly with strategic development of the group.”

 

About Technetix:

Dedicated to helping cable operators better compete - and win - Technetix is a trusted, professional and customer-focused global provider of network services. Founded in 1990, the company is passionate about engineering, and prides itself on helping customers serve millions of subscribers every day. Technetix listens, innovates and delivers technologically advanced products and solutions that enable flexible, powerful networks; increase revenue and market share; and provide a better service experience. With cutting-edge solutions like DBx, Virtual Segmentation and Remote PHY, Technetix is a partner that cable operators can count on to achieve their most ambitious goals. The company sells into leading cable operators in 70 countries. www.technetix.com

 

Media enquiries:

Paul Broadhurst (Chief Executive Officer, Technetix Group Ltd)

Tel: +44 1444 251201 

Email: paul.broadhurst@technetix.com

 

Maria Tyrrell (Group Marketing Director, Technetix Group Ltd)

Tel: +44 7949 130841

Email: maria.tyrrell@technetix.com

 

Strategic Advisory Board Members

Lorenz Glatz (former CTO, Kabel Deutschland) 

Coming from a background in internet and cable tv technology, Lorenz currently advises players in the telecommunications arena with a particular focus on innovation. From 2006 to 2015 he was CTO of Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s biggest cable operator. In 2010 Lorenz was part of the executive team preparing and executing KD’s highly successful IPO and three years later pitching and selling the company to Vodafone. From 2009 to 2015 Lorenz served as the chairman of the European arm of CableLabs. Prior to his role at KD, Lorenz worked as senior vice president of network and systems design and architecture for Liberty Global in Europe. Lorenz was educated at both the University of Vienna and the University of California, Santa Cruz and received an MSc. in Physics in 1995.

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Jay Rolls (former CTO, Charter Communications) 

Jay Rolls was the SVP & Chief Technology Officer at Charter Communications, Denver CO from 2011 to 2019. He and his team were responsible for engineering and architecture across all aspects of Charter's wireline business. Previously, Jay served in a variety of roles during 13 years at Cox Communications including SVP of Technology. At Pacific Broadband he was the VP of Business Development and between 1999 to 2000 served as VP of Network Engineering at Excite@Home.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Rolls spent nine years in Germany with Alcatel and BBN Communications (now Level 3). He began his career working in the US intelligence community. Jay received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1983 and a M.S. in Systems Management from the University of Southern California in 1988.

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Ron Coppock (former President of Sales, Arris International)

Ron Coppock has consulted on strategy for Technetix since October 2017. Ron retired from Arris in May 2017 serving as EVP and President of Global Sales and Marketing after 26 years with the company.  He joined Arris through Antec which became part of the Arris Interactive joint venture with Nortel Networks. Antec bought out Nortel from the JV in 2000 and kept the Arris name. Arris grew and expanded during Ron’s tenure including a string of acquisitions including major acquisitions of Pace PLC and Motorola Home as well as other deals including C-COR and BigBand Networks. Ron was part of the strategic team that put all of these deals together. Ron was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2013. Ron also dedicates time to personal and charitable interests including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Board, the National Incarceration Association and Auburn University Alumni Association.

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Colin Büchner (Managing Director, Chief Network Officer, Liberty Global) 

Colin was appointed to the board of Technetix in July 2016 as a non-executive director when Liberty Global Ventures invested in Technetix and took a minority stake. Colin is a telecommunications professional with many years of experience in the industry. He is Chief Network Officer for Liberty Global, where he has been since 2001. In this role, he is responsible for developing the strategy and driving innovation for the Liberty Global network and data centres. He also manages operations for all shared product and IT platforms. Prior to joining Liberty Global, Colin worked for several telecommunication companies including Vodafone, Viag Interkom and RSL COM.

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