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ADTRAN’s Eric Joyce Elected to FTTH Council Europe as Board Member and Working Committee Chair

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, (NASDAQ:ADTN), the leading provider of next-generation open
networking and subscriber experience solutions, today announced that
ADTRAN Business Development Manager for the EMEA Region Eric Joyce has
been elected to the FTTH Council Europe as board member and working
committee chair. Joyce works in coordination with the CTO office at
ADTRAN and will be maintaining his role as Chair of the Market
Intelligence Committee for the FTTH Council Europe in addition to
assuming his new role as board member. ADTRAN EMEA and APAC CTO Ronan
Kelly recently completed his second term as FTTH Council President.

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Incoming FTTH Council Board President Kees de Waard said, “We are in a
period of technology change and the way this process will be managed
will be crucial in ensuring that no citizen is left behind. Eric’s
leadership as a member of the board and as the Chair of the Market
Intelligence Committee will provide the stewardship required to help us
advance our goals for the organisation and for Europe.”

The FTTH Council Europe is an industry organisation with a mission to
accelerate ubiquitous full fibre-based connectivity empowering a leading
Digital Society throughout Europe. The FTTH Council Europe’s vision is
that fibre connectivity will transform and enhance the way we live, do
business and interact, connecting everyone and everything, everywhere.
In his role with the organisation, Joyce will be instrumental in
conducting research and setting agendas and policies committed to
eliminating the digital divide between rural and urban regions across

“I am excited to continue my work with the FTTH Council Europe in a
greater capacity on behalf of ADTRAN. In this era of digital
transformation, technologies like 5G and fibre deployment are imperative
to supporting the connected world in which we live,” Joyce said. “This
is a golden moment to educate and help drive policy for decades to come
and ensure that Europe is moving forward together to guarantee there is
no digital divide.”

In addition to announcing the results of its annual election, the FTTH
Council Europe adopted its working programme focused on engaging with EU
and national policy makers as a constructive contributor.


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