FibreCo Telecommunications founding CEO Arif Hussain has resigned to “pursue personal interests”. Simon Harvey has been named interim CEO.
Hussain has led FibreCo, which is building and operating a national open-access fibre network, for the past six years.
Harvey also joined FibreCo at its inception, in 2010, and has played a “pivotal role” as chief commercial officer, FibreCo said in a statement.
He has successfully driven revenue growth and network acquisition throughout the start-up phase, building up a client base comprising several major operators, service providers and other enterprise clients across South Africa, it said.
Prior to FibreCo, Harvey held positions of manager at Deloitte Consulting and business development at Dimension Data. He holds a BSc from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Wits Business School.
“Harvey will lead the company into a new era of growth, by expanding the range of connectivity services across its nationwide footprint, and extending its fibre rollout to client sites in key towns and metros along the major inter-city routes,” FibreCo said.
FibreCo’s network consists of about 4 000km of underground fibre routes as well as carrier-grade equipment hosting facilities interconnecting over 50 sites around the country. It offers connectivity to data centres in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London, as well as the cable landing stations. — © 2016 NewsCentral Media