Acision Appoints Stefano Cantarelli as CTO

- Ex Cable & Wireless Bulldog CTO to Drive Forward Acision's Technical Innovation

READING, England, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - Acision, the world's leading messaging company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stefano Cantarelli as CTO. With more than 20 years' technical experience working for leading blue chip telecommunications brands including Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Cable & Wireless and Vodafone, Stefano's high level of knowledge and expertise will be an invaluable asset to Acision, as it continues to drive technical innovation and expand its market share as partner of choice for its global customer base.

Prior to his appointment at Acision, Cantarelli held the position of Vice President, Networks at Ericsson UK, where he drove the company's Network Transformation Programme, overseeing the transition of its business approach from mobile voice supplier to full service broadband provider. His previous experience includes CTO, Cable & Wireless, where he ran the operations of its ISP, Bulldog, before latterly becoming the company's COO, playing an integral role in its strategic transformation from retail to wholesale. Cantarelli also held directorship roles at the UK and Italian arms of Vodafone, with his primary area of responsibility involving designing and operating mobile network infrastructures and, in particular, the building of mobile data networks and 3G/IP solutions for the consumer and enterprise markets.

"Stefano is an exceptional hire to our technology business and his experience across multiple fields of the mobile ecosystem will perfectly complement Acision's ongoing commitment to developing and delivering a broad range of innovative communication solutions to our customers across the world," commented Rory Buckley, Chief Executive at Acision. "His breadth of experience in senior technical and business roles will be instrumental as we continue to enhance our global market position."

Stefano Cantarelli, said: "Acision has established itself as a leading provider of innovative solutions designed to optimise and enhance multiple streams of operators' data communications which is demonstrated by its extensive customer network. My main focus will be ensuring that these high standards of technical innovation and precision are maintained and excelled upon as well as driving the vision for evolving business models and technologies in the communication and Internet world."

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About Acision

Acision is the world's leading messaging company, providing communication solutions for over 230 network operators and service providers globally. For more information, visit Acision at http://www.acision.com

SOURCE Acision UK Ltd

For further information: For further information: Annette Leach, Morgan Evans, Hotwire PR, Tel: +44(0)207-608-2500, Email: acision@hotwirepr.com

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