Monday, March 24, 2008

Aktino Names Lonnie Martin as New CEO

Aktino, which offers carrier-class long reach broadband over copper solutions, named Lonnie Martin as its new CEO. Martin most recently was CEO of White Rock Networks, an optical equipment company that he founded in 1999 and guided until 2006, when it was sold to Turin Networks.

Martin has also served as president and CEO of two other venture capital-backed companies (Broadband Telesystems, and Coastcom) and a top executive at two large multinational companies, ADC Telecommunications and Ascom/Timeplex.

Aktino has developed VDSL2-based MIMO (Multiple In, Multiple Out) on DMT (Discrete Multi-Tone) technology, which virtually eliminates crosstalk between copper pairs and allows multimegabit capacity on each copper pair, all the way to the edge of the carrier serving area.

Aktino, founded in 2003, is based in Irvine, California.

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