VueTel appoints COO amid wholesale voice and data expansion plans

17 September 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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VueTel has hired Todd Baron as chief operating officer of its US operating company, VueTel USA, amid plans to develop its wholesale voice and data links between the US and Africa.

Baron, who has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and has an extensive background in leading carrier and wholesale sales teams, joins VueTel USA from IDT Corporation where he had most recently been vice president of international wholesale carrier sales since November 2012.

In his new role, Baron will lead VueTel USA’s product offering, including international internet transit services (IP transit), International dedicated lines (IPLC), devoted Ethernet circuits (EthLink) and virtual private networks (IP VPN) as well as international voice transit services.

“Todd joins us at a strategic time when we are gaining traction building out our US presence as a major provider of international wholesale and voice data services,” said Giovanni Ottati, CEO and President of VueTel.

“Todd’s broad experience in North America, Europe and the Middle East along with his history of achieving remarkable growth, is well-suited to leading our growing operations and our commitment to increasing secure and high-quality wholesale voice data connections to Africa.”

VueTel USA plans to continue its $1.2 million investment to expand its wholesale voice and data services to help US companies to better connect with African countries. The global telecommunications firm, which has been active in voice termination services since 2009 and data services since 2015, expands its New Jersey office with a primary focus of connecting the US and Africa.

The group aims to provide high quality safe services as well as anti-fraud systems based on the principles of artificial intelligence and machine learning, applied to the international management of voice and data communications.

With the activation of a PoP in New York, after the main NOCs of London, Paris, Marseille, Milan, and Palermo, VueTel is consolidating more and more as an international benchmark for the wholesale market providing connection for voice and data to countries like Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, Benin, Togo, Niger, Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Angola.