Aiming at strengthening NGN network strategy, MTN Satellite hires two senior executives

By Telecom Lead Team: MTN Satellite Communications (MTN)
announced the addition of two key executives to its management team. The
appointment is aimed at its aggressive growth plans including the launch of its
Next Generation Network.


This network will solve the capacity, price and
performance constrains the industry is facing today, across market segments,
delivering the highest quality of products and services customers want, MTN
said in a press release.


Robert Wise, previously an engineering vice president in
HP’s public cloud computing effort, will serve in the newly created position of
chief innovation officer, and former head of Intelsat General, Susan Miller
will serve as executive vice president of Strategy & Corporate Development.


Recently, MTN added Errol Olivier as president and chief
executive officer, Joe Wright as executive chairman of the Board of Directors,
and Margaret (Peg) E. Grayson as CFO.


The company claims that this strategic effort positions
MTN as an innovator that can meet customer demands, today and in the future,
with technology and innovation that has yet to be utilized in the satellite
space across market segments.


“MTN is a nimble organization and we are able to
quickly change and innovate for our customers today without compromising the
high level of service and responsiveness our customers have come to expect. The
new team will continue to deliver on the “Customer Intimacy” roots
that have propelled us to where we are today as it shapes the industry into the
next generation of satellite network, delivery, service and price,” said


Wise opened HP’s Seattle cloud computing office and was
instrumental in HP’s adoption of OpenStack. Wise led the engineering team for
HP’s mobile/cloud-based music project, and came to that position via HP’s
acquisition of Melodeo.


“MTN is focused on specific areas of rampant
industry innovation including cloud computing and mobile applications, for the world
of satellite communications. Communities served primarily by satellite links
have not seen the same pace of innovation, and we are going to change
that,” said Wise.


Miller is a senior business leader with over 20 years
within the satellite industry and spent the majority of her career focused on
implementing strategic business development initiatives, cost control projects,
and played a vital role in completing strategic acquisitions.


“MTN has a strategy that will not only re-shape the
industry, but will forever change the way people view and utilize bandwidth and
I am excited to not only witness this change, but to actually help shape it
with the customer in mind,” said Miller.


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