SOURCE: XConnect Global Networks, Ltd.

July 09, 2008 09:00 ET

XConnect Gears Up for Peering With Two Senior Appointments

LONDON--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - XConnect, the leader in VoIP and NGN federation-based interconnection, today announced the appointments of Ms. Tania Platt as VP, Global Sales, and Mr. John Wilkinson as VP, Federations.

"A growing number of operators are turning to Peering Federations to securely and efficiently enable large scale interoperability of next generation networks," said Eli Katz, Founder and CEO of XConnect. "I'm therefore pleased to welcome Tania and John to our team, to enable us to meet this expanding demand."

Tania Platt joins XConnect from IDT, where she served as Senior Vice President for Europe. In this role, Tania built a successful European team and produced record-breaking results, managing business in Western Europe, as well the quickly deregulating Eastern European markets. Prior to IDT, Tania spent 12 years with Cable & Wireless in numerous capacities, including Sales Director of their International Wholesale division.

John Wilkinson was previously Director of Voice Services at Interoute and has over 10 years' experience in the voice industry. At Interoute, John was responsible for developing Arena, the International Voice Interconnect and Peering platform which provides interconnection to operators on a Pan-European basis. Prior to joining Interoute John was head of product management for Energis Carrier Services, Swisscom, AT&T and KPN.

About XConnect Global Networks:

London-based XConnect is the leading provider of secure, ENUM-based Peering Federations. XConnect's services enable telecom companies to offer rich multimedia IP communications on a cross-network basis and reduce interconnection costs. Backed by Tier1 Venture Capital firms including Accel Partners and Venrock Associates, XConnect was selected by the cable industry in the Netherlands to operate the first national VoIP peering solution, and has lead industry consolidation via the acquisition of the European carrier ENUM exchange, and US-based peering service IPeerX Inc. For more information, please visit

Contact Information