Sterlite Tech hires Ayush Sharma and Rajesh Gangadhar

Sterlite Tech, a data network solutions company, announced the appointment of two telecom industry veterans focusing on innovation-led business growth.
SterliteAyush Sharma is the head of Programmable Networking and Intelligence at Sterlite Tech.

Prior to joining Sterlite Tech, Ayush Sharma served as senior VP of Engineering and Technology at Reliance Jio. Before that, he led global teams in standardising and deploying new technologies at Huawei and Ericsson.

Rajesh Gangadhar is the head of Wireless Broadband Converged Platforms at Sterlite Tech. He will lead wireless technologies for last-mile connectivity as a new business initiative at Sterlite Tech.

Rajesh Gangadhar joins Sterlite Tech after working at Cable Labs, Charter Communications, Clearwire Corporation, Sprint and Nextel Communications. He was an early member of the 3.5 GHz CBRS initiative in the US, driving small cell requirements for shared spectrum, and has contributed to spectrum policy decisions, including DSRC, lower 5GHz unlicensed operation at higher power outdoors.

“With innovations and disruptive technologies at the core of data networks of the future, they will challenge and evolve the present network technologies to prepare for the next phase of evolution in the telecommunications sector,” Badri Gomatam, group CTO of Sterlite Tech, said.