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Robert Carnell appointed General Manager of Alcatel’s Enterprise Solutions activities for Australasia

  • 09 September, 2004 18:00

<p>Sydney, Thursday, September 9, 2004 – Alcatel today announced the appointment of Robert Carnell as the General Manager of its Enterprise Solutions activities for the Australasia region. The Alcatel Australasia region includes Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.</p>
<p>In this role, Mr Carnell will be responsible for the sales, service and channel operations of Alcatel’s Enterprise Solutions activities throughout the Australasia region from his base in Sydney, Australia. He will focus on growing Alcatel’s business in the enterprise segment and meeting the needs of Alcatel’s enterprise customers in the Australasia region.</p>
<p>“Joining Alcatel’s enterprise solutions division at a time where companies are embracing IP, and in particular IP telephony and applications, is very exciting for me,” said Rob Carnell. “Alcatel has an excellent enterprise product and solution portfolio, as well as a sound business strategy that make it a vendor of choice,” he added.</p>
<p>A seasoned marketing and business development professional, Mr Carnell has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and telecom industry. Prior to joining Alcatel, Rob Carnell was a solutions manager at NEC, where he was responsible for the company’s enterprise managed services and call centre business. He also held the position of Managing Director at Concerto Software, a specialist in call centre software development. Before that, he was the National Sales Manager at Netstar Networks.</p>
<p>“Rob comes to Alcatel with a solid background in managing voice and data service business, which is a good fit our strategy,” said Georges Laplanche, Vice President, Enterprise Solutions activities for Alcatel Asia Pacific. “Alcatel has strong expertise and capabilities in driving the development of IP communications and applications in the enterprise market segment and Rob’s knowledge and experience will help Alcatel build on this expertise.”</p>
<p>About Alcatel</p>
<p>Alcatel provides communications solutions to telecommunication carriers, Internet service providers and enterprises for delivery of voice, data and video applications to their customers or to their employees. Alcatel leverages its leading position in fixed and mobile broadband networks, applications and services to bring value to its customers in the framework of a broadband world. With sales of EURO 12.5 billion in 2003, Alcatel operates in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Alcatel on the Internet:</p>
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Gwen John Ph: (02) 9810 1367</p>

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