TeliaSonera has promoted Brendan Ives as president for its wholesale operation TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC), replacing Erik Hallberg, who is now the service provider's executive vice president of Eurasia.
A 13-year company veteran, Ives has overseen various key pieces of TSIC's operations such as Voice Trading, Sales & Marketing and more recently, Data & Infrastructure.
Before coming to TeliaSonera, Ives served in a number of product management roles in Telecom New Zealand's retail operations.
"Brendan Ives played an important role steering business development and sales efforts that enabled TSIC to establish itself as the world's #2 IP backbone," Malin Frenning, senior vice president and head of Business Area Broadband Services, said in a release.
He has become president of TSIC at a key time in the unit's growth, particularly in Europe and North America. In November, the service provider completed the addition of 11,500 dark fiber miles to its network, which will extend its reach into 44 American cities by the end of this year.
It also signed 50 new large customers in 2013 and earlier implemented 100G network buildouts in Europe and North America leveraging Nokia Siemens Networks--now Coriant's--hiT 7300 platform and Infinera's DTN-X.
- see the release
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