From the SIP Trunking Experts

December 13, 2013

GENBAND's CTO to Join Federal Communications Commission's TAC

By Calvin Azuri SIP Trunking Report Contributor

GENBAND announced that the company Chief Technology Officer, Fred Kemmerer has been requested to join Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Technological Advisory Council (TAC), a distinguished body instrumental is driving FCC’s policies with respect to technological advancements. Kemmerer has extensive experience in the telecommunications sector with in-depth understanding of wireless, IP, broadband, multiservice switching and routing and next-generation core network technologies.

In a release, Fred Kemmerer said “This is an exciting time to work with the FCC, particularly as the pace of the transition from the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to Internet Protocol (IP)-based communications solutions continues to accelerate. GENBAND’s demonstrated expertise in transforming legacy networks to IP provides special insight into the issues, challenges and solutions that accompany the transition. I am pleased to work with the Council in addressing this vital transformation of communications networks nationwide.”

Fred Kemmerer has been serving as the CTO at GENBAND since 2008 and has played a key role in making the company to emerge as a renowned name in the development of network transformation and technological solutions for telecommunication operators. With a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Kemmerer, before joining GENBAND served in senior management roles including the role of a Technical Compliance Officer at Lucent and later at Alcatel-Lucent. During his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent, Kemmerer offered technical guidance and advisory services to multiple government agencies to roll-out relevant policies on communications network architecture and security. His expertise with current technologies and his visionary ideas for next-generation technologies has influenced major decisions of the policy makers in the US government agencies.

GENBAND is engaged in the development of cloud communications and multimedia solutions to drive smart networking initiatives of renowned organizations and telecom service providers across 80 countries. The company’s innovative technology effectively supports voice, video and data solutions as well as fixed-mobile unified communication solutions enabling high scalability over public and private cloud and on-premise networks.

FCC’s TAC is a council of leading industry experts providing thought and guidance to FCC for fostering technological innovations and make informed decisions for drafting policies. These policies are aimed at boosting America’s competitiveness and job generation capabilities in the technology sector in a highly volatile economy.

Edited by Ryan Sartor
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