Cable and Wireless loses India MD to rival Pacnet

by Raghu Krishnan     May 23, 2011

Pacnet, an independent telecommunications service provider has poached Sunanda Das from its rival Cable and Wireless to make him Managing Director of its Indian operations.

Das, who worked at Cable and Wireless for over a decade was instrumental in acquiring its International Long Distance (ILD) and National Long Distance (NLD) licenses, rolling out the company’s NGN platform in India and also building up the Network Operation Centre in India to support global customers. He is a chartered accountant. Sunanda Das

“With his leadership and vast industry experience, I am confident that he will be able to take our India business to the next level as we further invest and grow our operations here,” said Chris van Zinnicq Bergmann, Managing Director of Pacnet Europe, Middle East and South Asia in a statement.

Pacnet recently announced investing over $50 million in India to set up data center.

Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km that can carry up to 31 terra bytes PS to each of the landing countries.