Full fibre infrastructure provider and ISP Truespeed has boosted its executive team with the appointment of Virgin Media veteran Simon Wall as Director of Operations. Simon has been brought in to accelerate the deployment of Truespeed’s Active Ethernet 10Gbps-capable network delivery programme across the South West of England.

Simon has extensive broadband build experience, including a decade-long tenure at Virgin Media where latterly he was Head of Build for Liberty Global’s Project Lightning ultrafast broadband rollout, charged with overseeing a programme worth £700 million annually. Prior to that, Simon lead various functions at Telewest and Virgin Media including partner/contractor management, field operations, data services, headend and demand management.

Simon’s appointment comes as Truespeed prepares to accelerate its network build, providing residential and business customers in the South West of England with a future-proof, Active Ethernet 10Gbps-capable full fibre service.

“As a nimble and ground-breaking broadband infrastructure provider making waves across the rural south west, Truespeed is perfectly placed to support the growing demand from businesses and households in harder to connect areas for fast, reliable, full fibre broadband services that will last for generations. Ensuring our engineering team is on point to roll out our network to customers as quickly as possible will be top of my to do list,” commented Simon Wall, Director of Operations, Truespeed.”

Evan Wienburg, CEO, Truespeed added, “Simon’s broadband build pedigree is outstanding and I am delighted to welcome him to the team as we accelerate our network build across hard-to-connect parts of the south west. Simon’s expertise and proven track record in network delivery and partner/contract management will be invaluable to Truespeed and the region as we bring the south west into the digital fast lane.”

Geraint Evans