STL has announced a Technology Advisory Council (TAC) for its Access Solutions business includes Hank Kafka, Guy Lupo, and John Medamana, who are pioneers in the areas of wireless systems, software orchestration systems, software-defined networking (SDN), and passive optical networks (PON).
STL’s Access Solutions business unit is dedicated to open access networking solutions in the software-defined, FTTx broadband and Open RAN 5G wireless. This highly specialised advisory council will guide the technology strategy and solution roadmap for the company.
Hank Kafka, instrumental in launching the ORAN/Open RAN ecosystem, is a wireless networking leader and innovator. Hank has been Vice President of Wireless Technologies and Architecture – AT&T and currently serves as an O-RAN ALLIANCE Executive Committee member and an alternate board member.
Guy Lupo has been instrumental in creating the Network as a Service (NaaS) software concept and getting it adopted by the TMForum for use by the industry. He is an innovator and disruptor who comes with over 30 years of experience. Guy has led multiple successful ventures across Australia and Israel, including stints at Telstra Bluereef and more.
John B. Medamana, instrumental in creating networking products and services accounting for multi-billions of dollars of revenue, was an early pioneer in architecting and fielding telco data networks. He has deep expertise in optical systems, routing, switching, and PON. John now serves as a senior-level technology and product strategy consultant for the networking industry.
Congratulating these new members, Chris Rice, CEO, STL Access Solutions said, “We are proud and privileged to welcome such industry luminaries to our newly formed Technology Advisory Council. Each of them has had a significant impact in their respective areas of data networking and routing, wireless networks, or software systems. Their expertise will help us build global capabilities dedicated to delivering open, scalable, and programmable solutions across fibre and 5G access networks.”