Capacity launches the 2019 Power 100

08 April 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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After months of nominations, submissions and editorial selections, Capacity is proud to introduce our first ever Power 100.

This listing is made up of 100 of the most influential men and women in the wholesale telecommunications industry. Not only are these individuals powerful in their own right, they are also innovators, critical thinkers and agents of change – pushing the conversation forward in some way or another.

A mix of players from the carrier community, satellite players, data centre and subsea sectors, internet exchange executives, tower players and disruptors, have all made it onto this index – making it one of the most inclusive listicles for our industry.

Some of the names that made it onto the list include CEO of Airtel Business, Ajay Chikara; CenturyLink CEO Jeffery Storey and Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global. Other names include, Harald A Summa of DE-CIX and Sara Baack, CPO at Equinix. As well as MainOne’s Funke Opeke, Seaborn Network’s Larry Schwartz, Kash Pandya of Helios Towers and serial entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, to name but a few.

As ever, the editorial team had a difficult task in bringing this list down to only 100 names, there is an ever-increasing number of individuals worthy of this index, but what we’ve ended up with, is what we believe to be a nice mix from all corners of the industry.

To read the full index, as well as the April/May issue of Capacity magazine, please click here and do keep an eye out for our next listing in the next issue.