Mumbai, September 20 2018: Enterprise software leader, VMware, has announced the appointment of Vikram Anand as the director for its telecommunications business in India. In his new role, Anand will be leading and managing sales, operations and digital transformation programs for Telecom Service providers.
Based in Mumbai, Anand has extensive experience in the information technology and services industry. Over his 22-year career, he has specialized in automation, cloud, SDN, NFV, IOT, IP MPLS, unified communications and optical transport network (OTN). Anand joins VMware from Cisco, where he was responsible for various leadership and sales management roles covering telecom service providers. In the past, he has worked with Ericsson, Alcatel and Siemens, the pioneers of the telecom network revolution where he developed an acute understanding of this domain.
Says Jagjit Arora, senior director, Sales, VMware India: “The telecom industry is a fast growing sector in India. It is also a sector that is making huge strides towards digitally transforming itself, and is an important industry for us. I am happy to welcome Vikram in his new role. His extensive experience and expertise of working with some of the largest telecom service providers will add value to our team. Besides being a veteran in telecom sector, he brings with him a versatile skill set in developing new business models, negotiation, contracts, and go-to-market strategy.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of VMware. Its focus on providing NFV infrastructure solutions, helping CSPs accelerate innovation and launching 5G services faster sets the direction and future of IT innovation in the telecom industry,” says Anand. “It is an honor to be working with an organization at that level and I am absolutely delighted at the given prospect and look forward to contributing to the success story of VMware.”