CenturyLink names Bobb as VP, global sales, for U.S. East region

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) has tapped company veteran Jason Bobb to be its new vice president, global sales, for the U.S. East region.

In his new role, Bobb will be tasked with increasing the segment's market share and selling hybrid IT solutions to its largest business customers, which are shifting from legacy TDM to IP-based services.  

The next few years will be a transitional time for CenturyLink and its large business clients. Some of the key technology and service elements that Bobb will drive are large enterprises' movement to cloud services and their transition from legacy services like ATM and Frame Relay to Ethernet and optical wavelengths.

Similar to other telcos like AT&T (NYSE: T) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), CenturyLink is no less anxious about transitioning business customers to IP-based services. The service provider is in the process of conducting an IP transition trial in Las Vegas with a particular focus on business customers replacing their traditional POTS voice services with VoIP. Bandwidth and Inteliquent, two of its wholesale customers, are participating in the trial.

A 14-year company veteran, Bobb most recently led the telco's East region's Mid-Atlantic sales team in surpassing its sales targets and growing year-to-date revenue.

He comes to the role with over 16 years of business sales experience from various technology sales and leadership roles at CenturyLink, Qwest Communications, Intermedia and Lucent Technologies.

For more:
- see the release

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