STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, today announced the appointment of Christopher Rice as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for its Access Solutions Business.
Chris brings over 25 years of experience in the telecom industry. Prior to STL, he was associated with AT&T where he delivered on a multi-year technology strategy and vision for both the network and the underlying system’s evolution. He also led AT&T’s pivot to software-defined networking (SDN), leading the team that built the fundamental automation and platform capabilities to drive this shift.
Chris holds an MBA from the University of Central Florida, a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a graduate from Rutgers’ wireless information networks laboratory (WINLAB).
“I am very excited to lead this business and this impressive team. Together, we will build next-gen solutions to realise the full potential of fibre broadband and 5G. We will deliver these with programmability and at the cost points the industry is demanding,” said Chris Rice.
Commenting on Chris’s appointment, Anand Agarwal, Group CEO, STL said, “I am extremely excited to have Chris lead our Access solutions team. I am sure that with an exceptional track record in driving these major shifts globally, Chris will take the 5G and access solutions business to the next level and achieve technology and market leadership for STL. I welcome Chris to the STL family and wish him the best for this new journey.”