ATOC appoints Chris Pepper as its new president
05 December 2017 | Natalie Bannerman
The Atlantic Teleconnection Operating Company (ATOC) has appointed Christopher Pepper as its new president.
Before taking on this new role, Pepper acted as executive director of content & capacity planning at ATN International, the parent company of ATOC. Prior to this, he also held positions at C&W Networks (formerly Cable and Wireless Communications), Columbus Networks, DirecPath and Amzak International.
Commenting on his appointment, Pepper said: “I am enthusiastic about future opportunities and looking forward to strategically leveraging ATOC's subsea investments to improve broadband availability inside and outside of ATN telecom subsidiaries.”
ATOC has ownership and administrative responsibilities in the SGSCS (Suriname-Guyana Submarine Cable System) – the 1249 kilometres system linking Trinidad & Tobago with French Guiana and Suriname, Americas2 – with landing points in Brazil, French Guiana, Trinidad, Venezuela, Curaçao, Martinique, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida, Americas1 – Linking Florida and Puerto Rico, Columbus2 and ECFS (East Caribbean Fiber System) – which links most of the Eastern Caribbean and the US Virgin Islands, submarine cable systems.
In addition, ATOC also serves as a central capacity procurement and administration resource of shore-end facilities and colocation for subsea transit within ATN’s operating subsidiaries. ATN owns and operates the Challenger Bermuda cable within its One Bermuda telecom subsidiary and is exploring additional submarine projects worldwide.
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