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Microsoft’s Frank Rey promoted to director of network infrastructure

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Frank Rey has been promoted to senior director of global network infrastructure at Microsoft.

Confirmed via LinkedIn, Rey's profile now includes the new job title as of March 2020.

Rey previously served as director of global network strategy from 2017 to 2020. Prior to that, he held the position of director of global network acquisition group from 2015 to 2017. He first started at Microsoft in 2013 as principle strategic network negotiator and stayed in the role until 2015.

Speaking exclusively to Capacity, Rey said: “I’m honoured to be a part of the incredible growth journey our network, our team and Microsoft as a whole has undergone the last 5 years – with so much more yet to do.

“Network connectivity has evolved from a best effort endeavour to a global necessity and our network continues to grow and evolve at an incredible scale and pace alongside this transformation.”

As we add new Azure services and connectivity options for our customers, we continue working to improve our network and advance a mission-critical mindset for networking infrastructure.”

While serving as director of global network acquisition group, Rey was tasked with running Microsoft’s acquisition strategy for all network and IP/CDN services as well as leading the company’s strategic acquisitions for Microsoft’s global network.

Additionally, while as principle strategic network negotiator he was responsible for outlining the company’s commercial strategies for specific carriers, regions and network segments as well as being responsible for driving the Microsoft’s global bandwidth costs to support online products and services.

As active member of the wholesale community, Rey has served as spoken at numerous Capacity events, as well as having served as advisor to its Metro Connect USA event in Miami. Most recently, Rey served as advocate for the Global Women in Telco & Tech initiative launched last year. Click here to read the full interview 

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