Global Capacity has announced the addition of Tony Thakur to its executive leadership team as chief technology officer. An industry veteran and Ethernet champion with extensive data network engineering and operations experience, Tony is responsible for all aspects of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™ network strategy, architecture, engineering, and planning.

Tony 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. Tony also held executive positions at leading network and technology companies, including 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," comments 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.”

“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,’ said Thakur. “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.”

Global Capacity is dedicated to providing connectivity solutions to and from high demand destinations including the Cloud, Internet, wireless and private networks over one of the largest end-to-end networks in the country. Through its award-winning One Marketplace™, strategic interconnections are established at high-demand Cloud business applications, central offices and switching locations where available capacity can be aggregated and connectivity to services can be provisioned cost-effectively.


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