Thompson and Gigg join board of new Pacific subsea project, Inligo
Inligo Networks, the Australian company than is planning to build a subsea network to Japan and the US, has appointed Tim Gigg and John Thompson to its board.
The start-up said last week it is planning to start construction of its ACC1 – Asia Connect Cable – this year, linking Tokyo as well as Guam and the west coast of the US plus four sites in Indonesia.
Chairman and CEO of Inligo is Brian Evans, who has previously worked for BT, Telstra, Dimension Data and other companies.
Gigg (pictured, right), one of the new directors, has worked for companies such as Vodafone, Flag Telecom – now Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) – and Global Crossing.
He is also a non-executive director of Ontix, a UK-based start-up infrastructure as a service company deploying connectivity for small cells and fixed wireless access.
As head of international transport programmes within Vodafone, he led the integration of the group’s global capacity requirements for its operating companies.
The other new board appointment, Thompson (pictured, left), has also worked at Vodafone, including as CTO of the former Vodafone Japan, now Softbank Mobile, and he led consolidation of the group’s European fibre, IP and data centre networks in 14 countries.
He also helped consolidate Vodafone’s integration of its subsea network with Cable and Wireless’s global submarine, satellite and terrestrial networks.
Most recently he has been working at Indosat, and then was advisor to the CEO and CTO of XL Axiata, also in Indonesia.