Thursday, 31 March 2016 08:19

Global Capacity appoints telecoms industry veteran as CTO

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Global Capacity's Tony Thakur Global Capacity's Tony Thakur

Global connectivity as-a-service company, Global Capacity, has boosted its executive leadership team with the appointment of Tony Thakur as its new Chief Technology Officer.

An industry veteran and ethernet champion with extensive data network engineering and operations experience, Thakur is responsible for all aspects of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace network strategy, architecture, engineering and planning.

Thakur has over 25 years of experience in telecommunications engineering, including network design, architecture, planning, deployment, capacity management and sales engineering.  

He most recently held the position of Vice President of Engineering & Technology for TelePacific Communications, where he provided strategic direction, technology selection and product development support for next-generation services including IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) wide-area Ethernet.  

Thakur also held executive positions at leading network and technology companies, including as Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations for CENX and Vice President of Network Technologies and Systems for tw telecom.

"Tony is a proven leader with an impressive record of implementing and managing advanced telecommunications networks and technologies. We look forward to leveraging that experience at Global Capacity," said Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity.  

“His track record will be invaluable as we continue to invest in our next-generation network services, expand our Ethernet architecture and deliver Cloud enabling services and technologies.”

Commenting on his appointment, Thakur said: “I am excited to join such an innovative technology company.  Global Capacity is expanding its network footprint and reach, and its commitment to Connectivity Made Simple is disrupting the status quo of legacy networks. I look forward to playing a transformative role of evolving a first-rate network and delivering telecommunications services and solutions that empower network, application, Cloud service providers and business customers.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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