Former AAPT CEO joins Nextgen Networks

David Yuile appointed managing director
Nextgen Networks managing director David Yuile.

Nextgen Networks managing director David Yuile.

Former AAPT CEO, David Yuile, has been appointed managing director of Nextgen Networks.

A Nextgen Networks spokesperson said the managing director role is a newly created one.

Yuile departed AAPT in February 2014 after TPG completed its $450 million acquisition of AAPT from Telecom New Zealand. He had been with AAPT for seven years.

According to Nextgen Group CEO, Peter McGrath, the appointment of Yuile was made to increase the company’s capability in the areas of high speed networks, data centre outsourcing and cloud services.

“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 demands for high speed, secure networking,” he said in a statement.

McGrath added that its network upgrade to 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) technology is almost complete.

In July 2013, Nexten Group upgraded 12,300km of its longhaul fibre network to support 100Gbps transmission speeds.

The deployment marked the completion of the first phase of Nexgen’s plan to upgrade its entire backhaul network to 100Gbps. The upgrade will provide 18Tb/s of new capacity for Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, Nextgen said at the time.

In March this year the company announced that consumers living in areas of Victoria between Warrnambool and Geelong would receive access to Nextgen Group’s optical fibre network following a partnership between the vendor and the Victorian government.

The Victorian government initiated the project in order to open up the state's telecommunications network to competition.

At the time, Nextgen Group director of government practice Charlie Sutherland said that it will provide wholesale services to other carriers for the provision of broadband or mobile services.

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