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Ronan Kelly



Ronan brings over 20 years’ experience in the telecom industry. With firsthand experience deploying next-generation optical and copper networks, IPTV platforms, and microwave radio networks, he holds an unusually broad understanding of the challenges faced by today’s operators, incumbent and competitive alike. 

Combining his long standing technical knowledge with his strong telecoms business understanding (operator, NREN and vendor), Ronan has assisted some of the world’s largest operators maximize their value proposition and achieve market success. 

Ronan has served at board level for a number of our industry’s not for profit organizations, including INEX, The New IP Agency, and is currently serving as the President for FTTH Council Europe. 

For the past seven years, Ronan has been dedicated to the development of ADTRAN as a global leader in the broadband access and transport arena, and continues in these efforts as we enter the exciting new era of SDN and NFV based Software Defined Access. He holds an MSc in Technology & Innovation Management and an MBA from the Dublin Institute of Technology.

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