Services Head Quits AlcaLu
Meyer is the latest in a string of senior AlcaLu executives to have left the company since it was formed in November 2006. (See Russo Shakes Up AlcaLu's Top Team and Quigley, D'Amelio out at AlcaLu.)
His place has been taken, with immediate effect, by Andy Williams, one of Meyer's senior team. Williams, who was head of Lucent's European business prior to the Alcatel merger, currently heads up the Services Business division's Network Operations unit.
Williams joined Lucent in 2005, having previously held senior positions at IBM Global Services , where he worked for 25 years.
The Services Business unit, which recently revamped its image and identified five key areas of focus, was expected to generate about €4 billion ($5.9 billion) in revenues in 2007, Meyer said during a recent press briefing. (See AlcaLu: The Network Integrator.)
Williams has some other good news to go with his promotion -- AlcaLu has just confirmed a significant new outsourced network services contract with Brasil Telecom Participações SA (NYSE: BRP), where the vendor has reportedly ousted its two main vendor services rivals, Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Nokia Networks . (See AlcaLu Lands Brazilian Outsourcing Deal.)
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading