FreedomPop, a free Internet company, today announced an additional $4.3 million in funding in a Series A1 from existing investors, DCM and Mangrove Capital, bringing total funding to $11.2 million. The company also announced the expansion of its social broadband platform to allow users to leverage their social networks to share and request extra bandwidth from friends.

BlackBerry today announced it has appointed two new Directors to the Company's Board of Directors - Richard "Dick" Lynch, retired Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications Inc. and Bert Nordberg, former Chief Executive Officer of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

Transmode, a global supplier of packet optical networking solutions, today announced it has recruited Johan Wilsby to be its new CFO. Wilsby will be part of the management team and report to CEO Karl Thedéen after he takes up the position in the second quarter of 2013.

Kaelus, a Smiths Interconnect business, today announced the launch an addition to its line of industry-leading Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test equipment with the release of the iPA Series PIM Test Analyzer. The iPA is a battery-powered PIM Test Analyzer versatile enough to support multiple test scenarios such as testing at the top of the tower, base of tower, roof top and in-building for DAS systems.