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Nokia Networks appoints Ray Owen as head of Australia and New Zealand

  • Owen has 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry
  • Previously head of sales development for Nokia Networks in the Asia Pacific region

Sydney, Australia - 8 December 2014

Nokia Networks has announced the appointment of Ray Owen as the head of Australia and New Zealand. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing Nokia Networks' sales and operations across the region.

As part of Nokia's overall vision in enabling the programmable world and 5 billion people expected to be connected by 2020, Nokia Networks is focused on harnessing the potential that the mobile broadband business offers in the Australian and New Zealand market. Ray Owen has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing the strategy to accelerate the leadership in radio, grow professional services and win in technology transition to Telco Cloud and Software Defined Networking. In addition to further strengthening the company's long-standing relationships with the operator community, he will also play a pivotal role in exploring business opportunities in the Internet of Things and Analytics.

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With two decades of extensive experience in multiple customer-facing, sales, marketing, R&D and leadership roles, Ray has the credentials and the acumen required to further strengthen Nokia Networks' business in Australia and New Zealand. In his last assignment, he was heading sales development in the Asia Pacific region for the company.

Ray will report to Paul Tyler, senior vice president of Asia Pacific at Nokia Networks.

Paul Tyler, senior vice president of Asia Pacific at Nokia Networks, said: "Ray has incredible insights on markets across Asia, along with experience in driving best-in-class solutions needed by our customers in  Australia and New Zealand. He is a perfect fit to drive Nokia Networks' business momentum in the region."

Ray Owen, head of Australia and New Zealand at Nokia Networks, said: "We are stronger and better than we have ever been in the network industry. And, we are now building upon that momentum to further enhance our brand image and perception in the market. I am geared up for that challenge and commit my efforts to boost Nokia Networks' footprint in Australia and New Zealand."

Born in the UK, Ray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of London. He has also obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) from the University of Birmingham in the UK.

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The mobile market in Australia and New Zealand is one of the most developed in the region, with high levels of mobile penetration and extensive uptake of 3G & 4G services. Nokia Networks has been central to the rapid development in mobile infrastructure, including the recent TDD/FDD deployments in the region along with adoption of Small Cells and one of the world's first APT 700 deployments.

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