Broadband Forum Names New Marketing Director

B2B marketing professional Craig Thomas has joined Broadband Forum as its new Senior Director, Strategic Marketing, reinforcing the open organization´s position as the broadband industry´s most relevant standards initiative, the company said.

Bringing extensive experience in technical and commercial sales and marketing, Thomas will ensure Broadband Forum continues to be central to the industry discussion on standardization. This is especially important as service providers evolve their networks to Cloud-based infrastructures, integrate open source software and prepare for the era of 5G and the Connected Home.

A communicator within the telecoms vendor and service provider industry, Thomas most recently held the position of Senior Director Marketing at Abzorb. He also spent seven years as Senior Director International Marketing at Calix following roles at Tellabs, Tiscali UK Business Services, Cosine Communications, Ericsson and Alcatel & Newbridge Networks.

As Cloud technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) continue to pave the way for an agile future, combined with the exponential growth of new technologies such as 5G, Broadband Forum is firmly focused on creating a thriving broadband ecosystem. Its Open Broadband initiative brings together the best of open source and open standards, enabling cost-effective migration and seamless upgrades for operators.

Broadband Forum is the communications industry´s open standards development organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. For more information about the Broadband Forum, go to