Eir’s wholesale boss to be group CEO after Xavier Niel takeover 20 Feb 2018 Carolan Lennon, the managing director of Eir’s wholesale operations in Ireland, is to become CEO of the group. Equinix appoints new head of EMEA channel partner programme 19 Feb 2018 Equinix has named a former Palo Alto Networks executive as the new head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa channel partner programme. Ethernity appoints O’Hara to VP of worldwide sales 08 Feb 2018 Ethernity Networks, the provider of data processing technology, has appointed Rob O’Hara as its new vice president of worldwide sales. CenturyLink’s Aamir Hussain joins MEF board of directors 08 Feb 2018 Aamir Hussain, chief technology officer (CTO) of CenturyLink has been appointed to the board of directors at the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Liquid Telecom's South Africa CEO to step down 02 Feb 2018 Liquid Telecom’s CEO for South Africa Kyle Whitehill is to leave the African operator in order to return to the UK to be with his family. Coriant names Shanbhang as MD for Asia Pacific South 02 Feb 2018 Coriant has named Vikram Shanbhag as its new managing director for Asia Pacific South, where he will be tasked with overseeing operations, business development and sales in the region, which includes India. Peter van Burgel appointed as CEO of AMS-IX 01 Feb 2018 Peter van Burgel has been appointed as new CEO of the world’s largest internet exchange AMS-IX with immediate effect. Telxius names Mario Martin as CEO as part of Telefónica management shake-up 31 Jan 2018 Telefónica has named Mario Martin as the new CEO of infrastructure division Telxius as part of a major management overhaul, replacing Alberto Manuel Horcajo Aguirre. Exclusive: Jhamb to leave Vodafone Carrier Services, McGrath named as replacement 29 Jan 2018 Vodafone’s senior vice president and global head of connectivity business Vivek Jhamb is to leave the UK-based operator, Capacity can exclusively reveal. Steve Smith quits as Equinix CEO over ‘poor judgment’ 26 Jan 2018 Steve Smith has resigned suddenly as CEO of Equinix for what is described as “exercising poor judgment with respect to an employee matter”. PTC elects Stephen Ho as president and chair 25 Jan 2018 The Pacific Telecommunications Council has named CITIC Telecom CEO Stephen Ho as its new president and chair of the board of governors. Colt names Edison as new VP of wholesale 23 Jan 2018 Colt Technology Services has named former Level 3 SVP Andrew Edison as vice president - wholesale in order to accelerate partnerships and global networking solutions for the wholesale segment. PacketFabric secures $25 million in series B funding 19 Jan 2018 PacketFabric has secured a $25 million investment in series B funding from lead investor NantCapital. GTT shoots for brand boost with appointment of ex-basketballer Erving 18 Jan 2018 GTT Communications has elected NBA basketball legend Julius Erving to its board of directors. Dan Ephraim appointed to VP of sales at Infomart Data Centers 17 Jan 2018 Informart Data Centers has appointed former director of Digital Realty Trust, Dan Ephraim as its new vice president of sales. Vocus spins off wholesale arm from enterprise unit in restructure 15 Jan 2018 Vocus Group has announced an organisational restructure while will see it split the enterprise and wholesale divisions of its Australian arm into separate operating units. Sprint picks former Altice CEO Combes to be CFO as Robbiati leaves 05 Jan 2018 Sprint has appointed former Altice CEO Michel Combes as CFO, replacing Tarek Robbiati, who leaves at the end of the month. INCA Board elects Zeetta Networks CEO 05 Jan 2018 The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has elected Vassilis Seferidis, CEO of Zeetta Networks, to its Board. CenturyLink announces two new leadership appointments 02 Jan 2018 CenturyLink has continued to overhaul its management team by appointing two new senior executives, with both set to report to chief operating officer Jeff Storey.