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In recognition of his “contributions to optical fiber based non-linear devices and their applications in telecommunication networks,” Professor Mohammed Islam has been elected a Fellow of IEEE, effective January 1, 2005. 

Xtera Communications, founded by Prof. Mohammed Islam, went public in November. Xtera is a leading provider of high-capacity, cost-effective optical transport solutions, supporting the high growth in global demand for bandwidth. The company sells its high-capacity optical transport solutions to telecommunications service providers, content service providers, enterprises and government entities worldwide to support their deployments of long-haul terrestrial and submarine optical cable networks. [Full Story]