Nokia names Sanjay Goel president of global services

09 Mar 2018

Sanjay Goel to lead Nokia’s global services unit

Nokia has appointed Sanjay Goel (pictured left) as president of global services and member of the Group Leadership Team (GLT) from April 1. He will report to Nokia president and CEO Rajeev Suri.

Goel succeeds Igor Leprince, who is leaving the Finnish vendor to pursue opportunities outside the company, Nokia said in a statement.

Leprince (pictured right), who has held various positions at the company since he joined in 2007, will stay on for a transitional period to support Goel.

"I want to thank Igor for his contributions to Nokia. I warmly welcome Sanjay to the GLT, and look forward to working together to further strengthen Global Services," said Rajeev Suri.

Goel is currently head of global services sales and has worked at Nokia for 10 years.

As of April 1, Nokia’s GLT will consist of Rajeev Suri, Basil Alwan, Hans-Juergen Bill, Kathrin Buvac, Ashish Chowdhary, Joerg Erlemeier, Barry French, Sanjay Goel, Bhaskar Gorti, Federico Guillén, Gregory Lee, Kristian Pullola, Marc Rouanne, Maria Varsellona and Marcus Weldon.

Goel’s appointment comes the same day Nokia announced the new Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset, which it says can take optical channels very close to the maximum theoretical capacity.

According to Nokia, the new chipset allows maximum capacity over any distance and on any fiber, the company said, increasing capacity by up to 65% over currently deployed networks at a 60% lower power consumption.

CITIC Telecom CPC appoints MD for European operations

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited (CITIC Telecom CPC) has named James Halberstadt managing director of its European operations, effective March 5.

Halberstadt is a veteran of the ICT industry and has solid experience in the European telecoms market. His extensive career as a technology executive includes over 15 years of commercial and marketing experience.

CITIC Telecom CPC has also announced the completion of name changes for 13 business entities that were acquired with Linx Telecommunications.

The name changes were completed in October 2017, including for CITIC Telecom CPC Netherlands (previously known as Linx Telecommunications), CITIC Telecom CPC Estonia(previously known as Linxtelecom Estonia), CITIC Telecom CPC Rus (previously known as Linxtelecom).

Commenting on Halberstadt's appointment, CITIC Telecom CPC CEO Stephen Ho said, "I am delighted to welcome James as the new managing director of CITIC Telecom CPC Europe. This appointment reflects the company's commitment to further expand in the European and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) markets."

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