Tim Fritzley, CEO of Intune Networks said, “With the rollout of Intune’s commercial product this year, a base in the USA is critical for our expansion. There are tremendous global opportunities for Intune Networks to deliver its innovative technology to help revolutionise how next generation networks and web services are developed anddelivered. Our US employee base will be a key element in expanding Intune’s market coverage beyond the Europeancarriers into North America and beyond.”
Intune has recruited two senior industry veterans to spearhead the company’s entry into the US market. Jim Lowrie,a 28 year stalwart of the telecommunications industry, has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and BusinessDevelopment for the Americas with responsibility for Sales, Business Development and Partnering opportunities for Intune’s expansion in the USA.
In addition Jim Aitken, another 20+ year industry veteran, is joining Intune as the Senior Director Technical Marketing and Product Management, Americas. Jim will manage Intune’s product features and carrier outreach programmes critical to ensuring that Intune’s next generation technology is well understood and positioned with the leading American carriers.
Tim Fritzley went on to say, “We are delighted to have brought in two such senior members of the telecommunications industry to lead our expansion into the US. Their depth of experience with other global equipment vendors and years of working with and for the leading carriers in the America make them uniquely qualified to help Intune maximize the opportunity is this large and crucial market.”
Intune Networks was named to lead the Government’s programme to build Ireland’s Exemplar Communications Network in July 2009. The company has developed the world’s first programmable fibre optical packet switching platform which is critical to building an Exemplar Smart Network.