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Addition Brings Unique Perspective and Expands Firm’s Research Coverage

BOSTON (June 7, 2021) – Network component and equipment market research firm Cignal AI is excited to announce that Kyle Hollasch has joined the firm as Lead Analyst for Optical and Packet Transport coverage. Kyle’s extensive experience in the networking industry over the past two decades includes leadership roles in R&D, network deployment, systems engineering, product line management, and marketing.

Kyle was most recently Director of Portfolio Marketing at Nokia, where he was responsible for bringing the company’s Optical Networking solutions to a global market. Before that, Kyle worked in systems engineering and product line management at Cisco Systems, and he led the deployment of long-haul DWDM networks at Lucent Technologies. 

“Kyle’s extensive expertise in the optical industry, his deep analytic skills, and his ability to communicate well with a range of technical backgrounds make him a great addition to our team,” said Andrew Schmitt, Cignal AI’s founder and Directing Analyst. “Cignal AI is dedicated to giving our clients market perspective based on unique, first-hand industry experience, and Kyle has the ideal skill set to do that.”

Kyle will be working together with current Lead Analyst, Scott Wilkinson, who will also expand Cignal AI’s research coverage by developing a new practice for the firm focused on the Optical Components market. Remarked Scott, “Since its inception six years ago, Cignal AI has been very successful in distinguishing itself in the optical research market. We are excited to bring Kyle on board and take this next step in growing the company and serving our clients.”

Kyle holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Electrical Engineering from Cornell University. He and his family live in the greater Boston area.

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Cignal AI provides active and insightful market research for the networking component and equipment market and the market’s end customers. Our work blends expertise from a variety of disciplines to create a uniquely informed perspective on the evolution of networking communications.

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