16 May 2018
| Alan Burkitt-Gray
Africa and Middle East carrier CMC Networks has appointed Jatinder Sispal as its executive VP of global sales.
He will be based in the UK with a team spread across the US,
UK, Africa and Asia, said South Africa-based CMC.
Martin Springer, CEO of CMC, said that Sispal "brings the sales
leadership, along with an international network and successful
track record that reflects our ambitious growth plans as the
wholesale carrier of choice for all global carriers wishing to
expand their capabilities in this exciting and complex
Sispal joins CMC after just a year at CityFibre, a company
that is building alternative fibre access networks in a number
of UK cities. As head of carrier and national providers at
CityFibre, he was responsible for sales to carriers, content
providers and data centre operators. A consortium backed by
Goldman Sachs has made a recommended cash offer of £538 million
According to his LinkedIn profile, Sispal earlier spent 16
months with BT’s business and public sector
operation as head of local business. He spent more than 10
years at Colt, until March 2014, leaving after three years as
director of sales and marketing for northern Europe.
He joined the industry in 1994 as an executive with Mercury
Communications and then spent six years at Telstra, followed by
two years at a Telstra/PCCW joint venture, Reach.
Sispal said: "CMC is possibly one of the best kept secrets in
the wholesale carrier industry and has been delivering
sophisticated product solutions to global organisations in all
vertical sectors, including manufacturing, government, and