15 March 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
GlobeNet, the wholesale provider of data network services in the Americas, has appointed a new executive chairman and CEO.
Erick Contag, who joined GlobeNet in 2003 and has served as its CEO for nine years, has been named as executive chairman and Eduardo Falzoni as CEO. They have both assumed their new roles and responsibilities effective immediately.
“I am honoured to be named as CEO for GlobeNet, and look forward to continuing our positive direction and growth,” he said. “GlobeNet’s comprehensive portfolio of reliable network services, ultra-low latency network, and our expert customer support is a winning combination for carriers, service providers, and web-scale companies in which to bolster their network infrastructures and prepare for the future.”
Falzoni joined Globenet as its chief commercial officer in April 2016 and has over 20 years in the international telecommunications industry. He has held roles such as CEO of Latin American Nautilus, VP Region Americas for Telecom Italia Sparkle, and Director of Marketing and later Director of Strategy for Telecom Argentina.
In February, GlobeNet launched a DDoS guard that allows international carriers and internet services providers (ISPs) in the Americas to protect their critical infrastructure against DDoS attacks.