Tim Ward joins XConnect to head new Number Information Services Group
London, UK – 1st November, 2016 – XConnect, the global leader in Number Information and Interconnect services, today announced the formation of its Number Information Services division. Communications industry veteran Tim Ward has been brought in to head up the new team, which will build upon the success of XConnect’s existing Number Portability Query (NPQ) service.
Joining XConnect as a Vice President, Tim will lead the Numbering Information Services Division in developing sales, marketing and products that add real-time information query services for telecoms, applications and social media markets, empowering operators, service providers, hubs and aggregators with new capabilities to deliver traffic more efficiently and effectively.
Prior to joining XConnect, Tim spent eight years as the Senior Director for Sales and Business Development at real-time information and analytics firm, Neustar, overseeing its relationship with the GSMA and the Pathfinder product line. In a career spanning almost four decades, Tim has also held senior posts at Sonus Networks and Sylantro Systems, amongst many other firms.
“Tim’s a fantastic addition to our team,” comments Eli Katz, CEO at XConnect. “His deep experience in working with the GSMA’s Pathfinder number portability information service is invaluable and he has a long track record of developing effective strategic, channel and technology partner relationships for the operator and messaging ecosystem. With Tim at the helm of our newly formed Number Information Services Division, customers and partners can expect great things”.
For more than a decade, XConnect has focused on solving the world’s toughest numbering and interconnection challenges, delivering trusted solutions that simplify today’s increasingly complex communications ecosystem. XConnect provides global number information and interconnect services that are fast, simple and cost-effective for over 250 customers worldwide, including, messaging and application providers, carriers and network operators. Headquartered in London, with offices and service hubs in Europe, USA, South America, Africa and Asia, XConnect delivers IP communications and numbering services that optimise routing and costs, delighting customers and unleashing new revenue streams.