SOURCE: Active Broadband Networks

April 16, 2012 09:00 ET

Active Broadband Networks Expands Management Team

Supplier of Dynamic Broadband Service Management Solutions Appoints Two Industry Executives

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 16, 2012) - Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of next-generation operation support systems (OSS) for broadband providers, today announced the appointments of Stephen Collins as vice president of product marketing and business development and Gregg Savage as chief financial officer. Both are seasoned executives with more than 30 years of networking and telecommunications industry experience, including successful tenures at venture-backed startups.

Prior to joining Active Broadband Networks, Stephen Collins served as vice president of product marketing at Acme Packet. He is an industry veteran with extensive experience in early-stage companies delivering leading-edge products into rapidly growing markets. Stephen has held executive marketing and business development positions at Tatara Systems, ThinkEngine Networks, Sonus Networks, and Spring Tide Networks (acquired by Lucent Technologies), which he co-founded. He was a founding engineering at Wellfleet Communications and began his career as a member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Labs. Stephen holds an M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in computer engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Gregg Savage has a proven track record successfully leading the financial operations of high-growth private and public companies, and has managed multiple acquisitions and integrations of privately held organizations into larger companies. Prior to joining Active Broadband Networks, Savage held chief financial officer positions at Wavesmith Networks, Appian Communications, and New Oak Networks. He also was the original finance employee at Wellfleet Communications and continued as controller as the company went public and grew in excess of $300 million in revenue. Savage is a CPA with an MBA from Babson College and a B.S. from Northeastern University.

"Active Broadband Networks is poised for growth as the increased consumption of rich media content is driving broadband providers to deploy dynamic service management solutions enabling user-managed, usage-based services," said Adam Dunstan, president and CEO of Active Broadband Networks. "Steve and Gregg bring a wealth of early-stage company experience to Active Broadband and are vital additions to the management team."

Active Broadband Networks' Dynamic Broadband Service Manager (DBSM) is an integrated, turnkey system that can span multiple broadband access networks -- including cable, DSL, FTTH, WiFi, WiMax and 3G/4G mobile. It features a web-based subscriber self-service application with a portal for usage monitoring and merchant processing of on-demand service transactions. The DBSM also supports policy-based service and traffic management, enabling service providers to dynamically manage broadband usage. The system collects, processes and stores subscriber, network and application data that is used to generate Internet usage statistics, providing critical visibility into how subscribers are consuming broadband services. It also includes business intelligence tools for analyzing this information, which can be used for network capacity management and service planning.

About Active Broadband Networks

Active Broadband Networks, an innovative supplier of next-generation operation support system (OSS) solutions for broadband providers, is dramatically transforming broadband service delivery by enabling service providers to offer user-managed, usage-based services that close the gap between the needs of subscribers and their own operational and financial business objectives. Some of the world's largest broadband providers have deployed Active Broadband Networks' products to successfully deliver revenue-enhancing broadband services that improve subscriber experience while better aligning service delivery costs with usage. Active Broadband Networks is a privately owned Delaware corporation with headquarters in Framingham, MA, USA.

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