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Stephan Neidlinger

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Stephan Neidlinger

VP, strategic alliance management

Stephan Neidlinger plays a key role in promoting and shaping the company’s innovative open connectivity solutions. He’s responsible for managing ADVA’s strategic alliance partners, effectively positioning joint solutions in the marketplace. Stephan is one of the founding members of the WDM PON Forum and a member of CableLabs’ working groups. 


Prior to joining ADVA in 2008, Stephan acquired extensive telecommunications experience, working for more than 16 years at Siemens (now part of Nokia). There he held a number of research, development, business and product line management positions. He worked extensively on the development of a range of networking technologies, including fiber-in-the-loop, hybrid fiber coax, twisted pair, metro and backbone DWDM systems and passive optical networks. Stephan earned a master’s degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where he conducted research into coherent optical transmission systems.

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