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Verizon hires ousted Ericsson CEO to head new technology group

As AT&T and Vodafone (see separate item) well know, deploying a brand new network architecture is not just about technology but about process and structure. Verizon is taking its own stab at accelerating its new deployments and ensuring these are aligned to customer needs, creating a new network and technology group headed up by former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg. The division will focus on “delivering seamless network experiences for customers” across different connections including WiFi, fiber, 4G, 5G and future technologies. It will be one of three new units dedicated to oerpations and deployments in key areas of Verizon’s business strategy. Vestberg will report directly to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and will focus mainly on fiber optic networks and on…

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