Rennes, France – 21st June 2011 – Astellia, leading provider of monitoring solutions for the optimization of mobile network QoS and performance announces today the appointment of Rajesh Sharma to the position of Vice President Sales and Customer Operations. He will lead all sales activities, operations and customer service to drive Astellia’s expansion into new markets and growth in its customer base.
Rajesh Sharma brings with him more than 15 years of successful sales and business development experience in EMEA and Asia Pacific in the telecom and software industry. He served various senior sales positions for prominent companies and developed a strong understanding of the telecommunications sector including mobile operators and equipment vendors.
Most recently, as Director at Citrix Systems International, he led the business unit responsible for System Integrators and Telco in EMEA. This became one of the fastest growing segments of Citrix in EMEA.
Previously, Rajesh worked for 11 years in senior sales and business development roles in EMEA at Nortel. During his tenure he led various successful sales initiatives to grow Nortel business in the Telecom operators and Enterprise segments. He was responsible for strategic partnership with IBM, EMC2, Dell and Sun Micro System. In Asia Pacific, he worked with the Tata Group in India and also completed assignment with the CDMA division of Lucent Technologies in Asia Pacific.
Christian Queffelec, CEO and co-founder of Astellia commented: “We are delighted to welcome Rajesh as a member of our management team and sharing Astellia’s fundamental values based on customer satisfaction, innovation, excellence and ambition. He has impressive track records in successfully developing strategic sales and partnership within the telco industry. His result-driven leadership and multicultural experience will be a very valuable addition to accelerate Astellia’s sales growth”.
Speaking about his appointment, Rajesh Sharma said, “I am very excited to be joining Astellia. I have been watching Astellia’s great achievements across multiple markets. The company has built a growing reputation with a unique mobile network optimization expertise enabling mobile operators to provide the highest service quality to their subscribers and increase their profitability. I look forward to contributing to Astellia’s continued success and development worldwide”
About Astellia – www.astellia.fr
Astellia is a leading expert in monitoring and optimization solutions for the Quality of Service (QoS) and performance of mobile networks. The company develops, manufactures and sells its solutions to 180 operators and equipment manufacturers in more than 80 countries.
Headquartered in France, Astellia has offices in Paris, New York, Singapore, Beirut, Rio de Janeiro, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Johannesburg and Mumbai.
Astellia solutions integrate its long experience and knowledge of operators’ needs to cover
2G/2.5G/3G/3.5G/4G technologies from radio access to core network. They help to increase client income through fast access to relevant indicators, with a view to improving Quality of Service and ensuring subscribers’ loyalty.
The company also provides network audit services, training, technical assistance, etc.
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