Broadband Forum honors Frank Van der Putten of Alcatel-Lucent
The Broadband Forum recognized one of its longest serving board members with a special award at the third quarter meeting in Budapest this week. Frank Van der Putten was presented with the Distinguished Fellow Award – only the fourth person to receive this honor in recognition of the major influence he has had on the direction and success of broadband development.
Frank has been a member of the Broadband Forum for 13 years and a board member for nine years, currently holding the position of Treasurer. He also chairs the Forum's Finance & Audit Committee, as well as participates in the Green, Fiber and Technical Oversight Committees.
He is Standards Manager for Wired Access Networks at Alcatel-Lucent and, along with his Broadband Forum commitments, is an active member of the ITU-T and ETSI.
Another award was presented at the Budapest meeting. Hakan Westin was inducted into the Broadband Forum's Circle of Excellence. Hakan, a strategic product manager at Tilgin, was recognized for his invaluable editorial leadership in the BroadbandHome Working Group.
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