AboveNet appoints Rajiv Datta as its new COO

AboveNet (NYSE: ABVT) has decided to promote Rajiv Datta, the service provider's current CTO, to Chief Operating Officer.

Rajiv Datta, AboveNetAlcatel veteran Rajiv Datta has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at AboveNet.

Still reporting to AboveNet's CEO Bill LaPerch, Datta in his new role will be responsible for running its operations, sales, marketing, IT, product and Engineering divisions. In addition to his domestic responsibilities, he will oversee AboveNet's growing European operations.

LaPerch said that Datta's "extensive industry experience and impressive track record of success will be invaluable to us as we continue to extend our market leadership and strengthen our position as the leading provider of high-bandwidth networks."

Datta came to AboveNet in 1998 after serving in a number of engineering and development roles at the former Alcatel Telecommunications Cable and at Alcatel's Optical Fiber Competency Center near Paris, France.

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