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Mark Fishburn

Director, Strategic Marketing at Broadband Forum


Mark’s role with the Broadband Forum is to create, support and execute on new strategies for the development of the broadband market. His role is also to educate and communicate the impact and relevance of new and existing technical contributions developed by members of the Forum. His other industry roles have included Chairman of the Board, Metro Ethernet Forum where he was instrumental in the creation of the MEF’s Carrier Ethernet, CE 2.0 strategies over a period of 13 years. He was also Chairman of the Board of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance, and board member of various industry groups.

Mark is also founding president of strategic marketing company, MarketWord formed in 2006. Other business positions included VP Technical Strategy and VP Marketing for network test company Spirent Communications, and UK Managing Director for Retix both of which he helped grow from startup to successful public companies.

He has been closely associated with Ethernet and networking for most of his career, installing the first commercial European Ethernet system in 1982 while at Xerox. He has won more than 25 industry awards and studied BSc. Special Mathematics at the University of London.

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