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Vishwanathan named Telstra's head of wholesale, Americas

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Telstra has appointed Vish Vishwanathan as vice president of its wholesale group for the Americas.

Vishwanathan joins Telstra at a time when the company is entering its latest phase of international growth and network expansion. 

In this new role, Vishwanathan will be responsible for Telstra’s existing business that serves telecom and satellite providers across North America, lead plans to extend the company’s reach across Latin America and expand its services capabilities to satellite operators.

“Telstra’s leadership in trans-Pacific connectivity and reach across Asia provides a lot of opportunity in the market. Operators are shoring up their networks to meet explosive customer demand and Telstra’s continued investment in its network, products and services means we are incredibly well-placed to support this growth,” said Vishwanathan.  

“I have observed the Telstra team over a period of time and loved the passion and energy they bring into the market. The customer focus is incredibly compelling and I am excited to join the team.”

Vishwanathan enters the role with more than 30 years of experience in the telecoms industry, having successfully launched new technologies and services, led sales organisations and developed new markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

He most recently served as a vice president at NTT where he led global IP network sales. Before this he also held senior sales and market development roles at CenturyLink (Level 3 Communications), MCI International and Motorola.

“Vish brings significant experience leading go-to-market strategies and customer-facing teams, along with a strong track record across international markets,” said Nicholas Collins, president, Telstra Americas.

This combination makes him a formidable appointment to lead the next chapter of our ambitious wholesale growth in the Americas.”

Back in December, Telstra confirmed that it is expanding its network infrastructure in the US by increasing its footprint at a primary data centre in Ashburn, Virginia, by almost a third.

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