Former Huawei Exec Goes Native

John Finney, formerly VP of mobile network solutions and UK sales director at Huawei, has been appointed director of sales at Native

November 24, 2004

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COVENTRY, U.K. -- Native Networks, a provider of solutions for optical access networks, announced today that it has appointed John Finney, (formerly the Vice President, Mobile Network Solutions and UK Sales Director of Huawei Technologies) as it’s Director of Sales. John will focus exclusively on bringing advanced Optical Edge solutions to market using Native Networks’ innovative transition platform, which combines the delivery of high-value Ethernet and Circuit services over SDH/SONET or Gigabit Ethernet infrastructure.

"We are thrilled that John Finney has joined our Native Networks’ management team," remarked Steve McCaffery, VP Sales, Marketing & Business Development at Native Networks. "John is the first step in building a direct-touch sales team following on from the successful OEM strategy that served Native so well in it’s early years. John’s ability to accelerate new market opportunities and aggressively position the Native brand will be a key part of our vision to transition into the widespread deployment of Natives standalone range of MPLS Multi-Service Platforms.”

Native Networks’ upcoming standalone family of, MPLS Multi-Service Platforms the EMX3700 series, providing carriers with new, agile solutions, that enable more services, to be delivered more flexibly and efficiently over existing or new build infrastructure. These services include the carrier-class extension of enterprise LANs into the public WAN, along with the integration of TDM services such as voice circuits and leased lines, in a seamless and dynamically managed solution. All services can be provided with the guaranteed QoS required by delay-sensitive and mission-critical applications.

"Native Networks has a compelling business case for Optical Edge solutions and the access network," stated Finney. "The upcoming launch of its family of EMX3700 family, will easily step beyond the capabilities of existing players for OED devices, supporting the entire range of services specified by the MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) from one single platform. We see this a market leading position, combined with Native Networks core Intellectual Property which is already proven worldwide through its existing packet ring technology, deployed with Tier 1 carriers worldwide, Native is definitely on course for extensive sales growth”

Prior to joining Native Networks, Finney served Huawei for 3 years. In this time, whilst moving from UK sales director to VP, Mobile Networks Solutions, he was instrumental in taking Huawei from its startup growth in Europe, achieving contract wins in the UK for all of Huawei’s product lines. Previous to this Finney spent 3 years at Nortel Networks in carrier sales and a further 3 years with T-Mobile/One2One. Finney holds a postgraduate degree in computing for commerce and industry.

Native Networks Ltd.

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