Nextgen Networks has appointed former AAPT chief executive, David Yuile, as new managing director in a a bid exploit the growing demand for Cloud services.
According to a company statement, Yuile, as chief executive of AAPT, led the transformation of the company into a competitive data and internet provider which culminated in the sale of the business for $450 million.
Prior to joining AAPT, Yuile was director of network operations at PowerTel, chief executive of 90 East and co-founder of Sales Technology.
Nextgen group chief executive, Peter McGrath, said the appointment was designed to increase capability and focus in the networks business.
"We see exciting growth opportunities for the group as our corporate, government and carrier customers look to utilise our services to support their own businesses with increasing demands for high speed, secure networking," he said.
"Datacentre outsourcing and a growing demand for Cloud services highlight a need for high quality, high speed network connectivity solutions.
"We also see a key role for Nextgen to connect businesses and service providers to the NBN."
He said the company had the second largest long-haul fibre network in Australia.
"With the recently announced 2000km North West Cable System, connecting Darwin to Port Hedland, and with our network upgrade to 100 Gbps DWDM technology almost complete, Nextgen Networks is positioning itself to be the leading specialist network services provider in the marketplace."