APTelecom Strengthens Its Team, Announcing New Hires
APTelecom Press Release
October 4th, 2021
APTelecom, the industry leading consulting firm in the development of digital infrastructure around the globe, today announced that it has made two strategic additions to its team. These hires are a part of the Company’s expansion strategy and reflect its commitment to the converged connectivity market.
John Melick, Principal. John has over 30 years of international telecommunications experience in starting, building, and managing growing technology companies in dynamic international markets. Most recently, John was the cofounder and Chairman of the multi award-winning Djibouti Data Center (DDC), which is the first and most connected Tier 3 standard, carrier neutral data center in the African continent, with direct access to 11 international and regional fiber optic cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia markets with Africa. John also cofounded the Djibouti Internet Exchange (DjIX), an open and neutral Internet exchange point (IXP) in east Africa, which has become a catalyst in east Africa that enables new Internet applications and services that help to drive economic development and social well-being in the region. Among other industry acknowledgements, John has most recently been recognized by Capacity Media in their 2020 Power 100 global index of the wholesale telecommunications industry’s most influential leaders, and by Data Economy in their 2019 Africa 50: The 50 Leaders in Data Centers and Cloud.
Kaushik Sengupta, Business Development Lead Consultant Satellite & Submarine Cables. Covering the key emerging markets of India & APAC, Kaushik has 25 years of business development experience with a focus on market initiatives that are well aligned with helping APTelecom achieve it’s ‘vision 2025’. Kaushik brings a wealth of experience in the key aspects of digital convergence, such as satellite services, managed services, enterprise networks, network consultancy and cloud computing, IoT, SDN, and technology outsourcing for regional and global network operators. Kaushik’s geographical focus will be on emerging market opportunities in the Indo Pacific region and his skillset is perfectly aligned with APTelecom’s vision.
“I’m pleased to announce these additions to our APTelecom team,” said Sean Bergin, APTelecom President and co-Founder. “APTelecom is on a mission to build out our team and create a powerhouse that acts as a one-stop shop for companies seeking consultancy and commercial outcomes in the converged connectivity space. This expansion enables APTelecom to provide sound advice covering a range of elements from submarine cable development through to data centre assets,” said Mr. Bergin, who also serves as Chair of the PTC Board of Governors. “The combined knowledge, experience, and skillsets of these new hires is a tremendous asset to APTelecom and positions us for exponential growth over the next few years as we position to Vision 2025.”
APTelecom specializes in developing connectivity and digital infrastructure in both established and emerging markets around the globe. Founded in 2009, APTelecom’s reach and expertise spans a wide range of global markets. Among the company’s core offerings are fiber sales, due diligence, data centre and strategic consulting services. The company has been sought after for commentary on emerging market trends and been featured by dozens of media outlets, including Wired Magazine, TechTalk, Wall Street Journal, Fox Business Network, Reuters, Yahoo News, Fierce Telecom, SubTel Forum, and Commsday International, among others. APTelecom differentiates itself through quality, integrity, and innovation across their entire suite of products and services. For more information on APTelecom, please visit http://www.aptelecom.com/