Tony ThakurTony Thakur has been announced as the newest member of Global Capacity’s executive leadership team. A 25-year industry veteran, Thakur, will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer for the leading connectivity as a service company, assuming responsibility for all aspects of Global Capacity’s One Marketplace™ network strategy, architecture, engineering and planning.

A longtime Ethernet champion with extensive data network engineering and operations experience, Mr. Thakur most recently held the position of Vice President of Engineering and Technology for TelePacific Communications. In that role, 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. Mr. Thakur has also held various executive positions at leading network and technology companies, including Executive Vice President of Engineering and Operations at CENX and Vice President of Network Technologies and Systems for tw telecom.

Jack Lodge, President of Global Capacity, commented, “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. 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,” stated Mr. Thakur about his appointment to CTO. “Global Capacity is expanding its network footprint and reach, and its commitment to Connectivity Made Simple™ is disrupting the status quo of legacy networks. 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.”

Dedicated to providing connectivity solutions to and from high demand destinations, including the Cloud, Internet, wireless and private networks, Global Capacity possesses one of the largest end-to-end networks in the nation. Its One Marketplace™ provides strategic interconnections 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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