News / February 28, 2018

Press Release: IX Reach appoints new CEO as company expands

Simon Vye - CEO, IX Reach Manchester, UK – February 28th 2018:  IX Reach, global leader of remote peering and cloud direct connect has appointed Simon Vye as its new CEO with immediate effect. Vye replaces Founder Stephen Wilcox who takes on the role of President and will remain active in day to day running of the business. Vye brings to IX Reach over 25 years of experience in senior management positions in global telecoms companies across Europe, the U.S., Middle East and Asia, and has a deep understanding of technology, its growth trends and patterns, and their impacts on international telecommunications markets.  Vye was most recently Head of EMEA and Asia Sales at global fibre network giant Telia Carrier and before that held the position of CEO at Telstra Global EMEA. Prior to 2007, he held senior management positions at AT&T, Colt, Liberty Global and Sprint. Based at IX Reach’s Manchester HQ, Vye will lead the senior management team and oversee IX Reach’s business operations covering offices and staff in Europe and the Americas. “IX Reach has an impressive history and track record and my main focus is to build and grow  IX Reach into a truly next generation communications services company and to ensure a hugely successful future,” said Vye. “In a world where everything is online, cloud based, and collaboration is key, more and more connectivity and bandwidth are imperatives. We will leverage IX Reach’s broad portfolio of solutions and unique position as the largest provider in the sector to enable our partners to deliver their services to their customers.” “Simon has extensive global experience in running multinational network operators like IX Reach and knows the challenges and areas that require attention” commented Stephen Wilcox, President and Founder of IX Reach. “He is exactly what IX Reach needs in order to push our strategy and continue growth, and we’re incredibly pleased to have him on board” About IX Reach IX Reach is a global provider of network services to enterprises and carriers with cloud connectivity, direct interconnection to all major cloud providers, IX remote peering, low latency  high-speed point-to-point and multipoint capacity, metro and DWDM in major cities, enterprise business IP, BGP transit, and colocation including its Global Carrier Centre in Harbour Exchange, London Docklands. IX Reach offers a cost effective portfolio of tailored network services, enabling carriers, ISPs, content and service providers of all sizes to quickly and easily increase their network footprint and connect to the Cloud without the need to invest heavily in their own infrastructure or increase resources. To speak to a member of the team about our services, please email or call us: Europe:+44 845 013 0845 USA: +1 877 671 4734