On-Communications Hires New Director of Operations

On-Communications, the UK Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) provider, has reinforced its senior management team by appointing Nigel Giddings as Director of Operations.

Nigel is tasked with full responsibility for running On-Communications growing base of wireless broadband customers and brings with him a wealth of experience in the shape of 27 years in the telecommunications industry.

Prior to joining On-Communications, Nigel was contracted to build the Operations Service Centre at WiMAX provider Freedom4. He gained valuable experience with Vodafone Safaricom where he was Chief Technical Officer and Mobile Telco ‘3’, where Nigel designed, built and managed the company’s Network Operations Centre; now used by Ericsson to manage its international telecoms operations.

Nigel was also Regional Technical Director of PlusGSM in Poland and was Data Systems Manager for Trans Manche Link, the Channel Tunnel builders. Nigel had full responsibility for the operations behind mobile start-up Airtel in Spain in the southern region, where he helped achieve the quickest time ever achieved for a 2G operator to commence operations from a Licence grant. Other roles include time at Cable and Wireless, BT and Blu.

Ian Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of On-Communications, said: Nigel’s first-class telecommunications pedigree in providing solid foundations for high growth Wireless Telecoms businesses is a major coup for On-Communications, with operations the last major function to be represented at Board level. New customer growth has continued strongly through the summer months and existing customers are demanding ever more bandwidth. We look forward to seeing Nigel drive On-Communications forward as we grow rapidly over the next weeks and months with further sustained traction from our SME and blue chip customers”.

Nigel Giddings, Director of Operations of On-Communications, commented: “On-Communications have built themselves an impressive reputation over a very short period. On-Communications is simply a case of the ‘right people in the right place at the right time’. I am used to managing operations for high growth companies and all that it entails. I expect to be very busy over the coming months and years and I am really looking forward to the challenge”.

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