MARLOW, UK, 6th May 2014 – MLL Telecom, one of the UK’s leading providers of fully managed networks, has today announced the appointment of John Hawkins as Chairman to support and extend its growing portfolio of services. Mr Hawkins’ appointment comes as former Chairman, Godfrey Wilson, is retiring. It is an exciting time for MLL Telecom as it continues to strengthen its executive team as part of its formidable growth strategy in key areas of the UK telecoms market, including Public Services Network deployments, mobile and fixed operator networks and rural broadband.
Also an Executive Chairman at Vislink Group, Non-executive Chairman of Wireless logic and Chairman of David Phillips, Mr Hawkins has over 20 years’ experience in the creation of immense value in both private equity backed and public companies. He was formerly Chairman of Genus PLC, where he oversaw the company’s value and profit increase tenfold, and Chairman of Psion PLC where he oversaw the company’s acquisition by Motorola for $200m. Mr Hawkins has also held Chief Executive Officer roles at various software and hardware companies including Atex, Anite Plc and Graseby PLC.
Mr Hawkins commented on his appointment, stating: “I join MLL Telecom at an exciting time as the company embarks on an exciting growth strategy that will see it pave the way for alternative wireless technologies as a viable option in delivering rural connectivity to the underserved areas of the UK. MLL Telecom are already viewed as a trusted partner and provider of cost-effective networks in the UK; working with the public sector and service providers to solve their connectivity challenges of the future.”
“John Hawkins has an enviable track record of helping innovative businesses in the telecoms space achieve high growth and increased profitability,” said Gary Marven, CEO, MLL Telecom. “We will benefit from his strong leadership skills and great insight, and I’m confident that he will play a crucial role in shaping the successful future of MLL Telecom.”
About MLL Telecom:
MLL Telecom is one of the UK’s leading providers of fully managed networks and professional services to mobile and fixed operators, system integrators and the public sector. As a licensed operator with planning rights and its own wireless spectrum, it uses a combination of fixed and wireless technologies to deliver secure, cost-effective services on schedule, on budget and at the highest quality. MLL Telecom has more than 3000 microwave radio links nationwide and customers and channel partners include: BT, Vodafone, O2 Wi-Fi, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Virgin Media Business, Azzurri, East Sussex County Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Suffolk County Council. . For additional information, please visit www.mlltelecom.com. Follow MLL Telecom on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mll_telecom
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