About the Author
Koen ter Linde
As the vice president of sales Europe for the CommScope Enterprise Solutions Division, Koen is responsible for driving sales within the enterprise arena as well as the development and execution of the strategy and programs for both sales and channel operations in Europe. Koen is ultimately responsible for helping enterprise organizations to strategically plan for the future, ensuring that the network infrastructure they install will handle the emerging applications and demands of their future business needs. Koen has almost 15 years industry experience and since joining AT&T in 1996 Koen has held key positions in marketing, before moving to Atlanta, USA to work at Lucent Technologies Network Products HQ, as market manager EMEA in 1997. He returned to the Netherlands in 2000 to head up Lucent Technologies’ SYSTIMAX enterprise market as sales director Netherlands, before becoming managing director Northern Europe for the Connectivity Solutions division under Avaya in 2001. The following year Koen was given responsibility for the Western European region after the acquisition of the SYSTIMAX business from Avaya by CommScope in 2004. Prior to joining AT&T he held a number of sales and marketing roles in Philips Netherlands and Bayer Germany. In addition to his business and finance qualifications, Koen holds a bachelor of economics degree in international business and management from HAN University in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
Koen ter Linde explains the importance of cabling safety regulations within our hospitals, buildings and universities. On 1 July 2017, all cables must have a CE marking on the packaging label, meaning the product meets health and safety standards required for commercial use. CommScope customers can rest assured they will have access to cabling which meets the EU’s Cable Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Who will be the most connected sports fans on 10 July? Koen ter Linde, Head of Enterprise, Europe, talks about how stadiums like the Stade de France are catering to the demands of millennials who are keen to share instant match updates with family and friends. State-of-the-art wireless communication systems are no longer ‘nice to have features’– they’re now an essential part of any modern stadium experience.
Stadium managers understand the need to increase wireless coverage to satisfy the fan’s expectations. Stade de France understood this need and that’s why it increased its data capacity. Koen ter Linde explains how CommScope helped make it a world-class stadium with world-class connectivity.