John Franklin joins euNetworks as Chief Operating Officer
London, UNITED KINGDOM – 14 June 2010 – euNetworks Group Limited, announced the appointment of John Franklin to the management team, taking up the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the company. This appointment is effective 14 June 2010, based at the London headquarters of the business.
John Franklin joins euNetworks as COO following a number of years working in the telecoms industry, both in Europe and internationally. Franklin’s career spans companies such as British Telecom, Level 3 Communications, Alcatel Telecommunications and GPT Telecommunications. Most recently he was Cluster Director for Leased Access globally at British Telecom. Franklin managed the development of Level 3’s Internet Protocol fibre- based network backbone in Europe before moving into roles that gave him product, engineering, operational and technology responsibility within the global business. His experience fits well with the demands he will face as COO of euNetworks.
“The addition of John Franklin to euNetworks further strengthens what is already an impressive line up of industry experience in the team,” said Brady Rafuse, Chief Executive Officer of euNetworks. “This is a key position for the business as we move forward with plans in place. John brings us the skills we need operationally to drive forward with key projects that are crucial to a successful operating model. He will bring great value to the business.”
euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating 17 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity intercity backbone covering 53 cities in 17 countries. The company leads the market in data centre connectivity, directly connecting over 518 today. euNetworks is also a leading cloud connectivity provider, directly connecting to all key cloud platforms with access to additional platforms. The company offers a targeted portfolio of metropolitan and long haul services including Dark Fibre, Wavelengths, and Ethernet. Wholesale, finance, content, media, data centre and enterprise customers benefit from euNetworks’ unique inventory of fibre and duct based assets that are tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth needs.