Sunday, November 20, 2011

Australia's NBN Co. Hires BT Exec to Serve as COO

Australia's NBN Co named Ralph Steffens as its first Chief Operating Officer. He will have overall responsibility for construction of the National Broadband Network as well as deployment planning, network operations and IT.

Born in Germany, Mr Steffens joins NBN Co from the UK where he was, until recently, Managing Director, Service Delivery, for BT Group plc, where he oversaw the upgrade of Britain's broadband infrastructure. Prior to this, at COLT Telecom, he delivered a 15,000km Pan European telecommunications network across 12 countries.