Global Capacity taps tw telecom veteran Thakur as its new CTO

Global Capacity has named tw telecom veteran Tony Thakur as its new CTO, capping off the latest in a series of new management appointments the company has made to enhance its service reach.

Thakur

A 25-year telecom industry veteran, Thakur is best known for his tenure at tw telecom where he served as the VP of Network Technologies and Systems.

During his nearly 16-year career at tw telecom, Thakur was an early champion of carrier Ethernet. He oversaw the service provider's next-gen strategy for telecom networks including IP, VoIP and Ethernet Networks. He also engineered and built the IP networks, the VoIP network and Ethernet networks.

Before coming to Global Capacity, Thakur most recently served as the VP of Engineering and Technology for TelePacific Communications, where he provided strategic direction, technology selection and product development support for next-generation services including IP/VPN and Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) wide-area Ethernet.

Earlier, he served as the EVP of Engineering and Operations for CENX, a software-based company focused on automating Ethernet service delivery.

Thakur comes to the company at what has been a transitional time for Global Capacity's management team and overall structure.

Besides Thakur, Global Capacity also recently named a new VP of channel sales, chief revenue officer and a chief services officer.

Now that Thakur is on board, a key task will be to drive the company's ongoing build out of its Ethernet service network.

In January, the service provider announced that it is investing in network infrastructure in 830 Central Offices (CO) to deliver Ethernet service to an additional 230,000 new commercial addresses across 58 metro markets in 28 states. This expansion will enable Global Capacity to deliver three main services: Ethernet over Copper, Asymmetric Ethernet, and Ethernet over DS1 (EoDS1).

At the same time, the service provider continues to build out its own fiber rings in major markets like DallasAtlantaWashington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. These assets will enable Global Capacity and its network to target more enterprise service opportunities.

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