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February 11, 2010

Aurora Networks Appoints New Vice President of Worldwide Sales

By Divya Narain, TMCnet Contributor

Santa Clara, Calif.-based Aurora Networks, Inc. has informed that Pirjo Tuomi has joined the company as vice president of worldwide sales. Tuomi boasts 20 years of experience with global telecom and cable equipment companies including Vello Systems, BigBand Networks (News - Alert) and Nortel.

Aurora Networks, Inc. is an optical transport solution provider that offers a cost-effective, optimized platform for next-generation cable services. The company has allowed operators across the globe to evolve their networks for the delivery of advanced services available today and tomorrow.

Tuomi has also worked as senior vice president, worldwide sales and field operations, for Vello (News - Alert) Systems, a provider of optical transport and DWDM technologies. Before that she was senior vice president, worldwide sales, at BigBand Networks, a provider of triple-play solutions to cable and telecom operators.

Before BigBand acquired ADC’s (News - Alert) cable-focused product line, Tuomi was vice president, product marketing management, at ADC. Tuomi started at BAS as vice president of worldwide sales. She also has considerable managerial experience with Nortel (News - Alert), ICL Data/Nokia Data and Finnish Telecom, now Telia Sonera.

“Aurora Networks has been partnering with cable operators around the world for 10 years, meeting their technology needs as they develop and upgrade their networks. Pirjo’s efforts will enable Aurora Networks to expand and enhance its sales endeavors and assist cable operators in all corners of the world as they deliver advanced, in-demand services,” said Guy Sucharczuk, chairman, president and CEO of Aurora Networks, in a release. “Pirjo will help Aurora Networks take its sales strategy to the next level.”

“Aurora Networks has achieved significant headway in worldwide markets with its slate of cost-effective and future-proof network solutions for cable operators,” said Tuomi. “I look forward to applying my experience to help drive Aurora Networks to further successes as the company takes advantage of emerging opportunities both domestically and internationally.”

Divya Narain is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Divya’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard