Nextgen scores former AAPT chief

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Nextgen scores former AAPT chief

Former AAPT chief David Yuile has been recruited by Nextgen Group as managing director for its networks business.

Yuile left AAPT in February after overseeing its sale to TPG for $450 million. He was with AAPT for seven years, and was appointed CEO in June 2011.

Nextgen group CEO Peter McGrath said Yuile’s appointment is designed to increase capability and focus in key areas.

“Data centre outsourcing and a growing demand for cloud services highlight a need for high quality, high speed network connectivity solutions,” said McGrath. “We also see a key role for Nextgen to connect businesses and service providers to the NBN.”

Nextgen Networks claims to be Australia’s second largest long-haul fibre network operator in Australia, and has recently announced a 2000km ‘north west cable system’ connecting Darwin to Port Headland.

Prior to Nextgen, Yuile was director at RAM Telecom International, which worked on a fibre optic connection between the US and Asia.

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