OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transforming the viewing experience worldwide, Espial today announced that Aamir Hussain, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of CenturyLink, Inc., the 3rd largest telecommunications service provider in the USA with $18 billion in revenues, will stand for election to Espial’s board of directors at this year’s Annual General Meeting to be held on June 13, 2017.
Aamir Hussain, leads product, platforms, infrastructure, cloud, network operations and information technology for CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company that provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services to millions of customers. Prior to CenturyLink, Aamir was the Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer of Liberty Global in Europe (NASDAQ: LBTYA/B/K), one of the largest cable companies in the world serving 48 million RGUs, where he led the technology and network organizations across 13 countries in Europe spanning voice, video, broadband and wireless. While at Liberty Global, Aamir led the development of several next generation video and broadband solutions, along with mobile network solutions across the European cable footprint. Aamir has also held senior executive positions at Covad Communications, AT&T, Qwest and Telus. Aamir has first-hand involvement in launching various next generation video platforms and cloud strategies across multiple operators at both CenturyLink and Liberty Global. Aamir has completed business, telecom and strategy training at Harvard Business School and Insead in France. He also holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from University of South Florida.
“As a board, we are continually evaluating and considering candidates to strengthen our board in order to bring new perspectives and thinking” said Peter Seeligsohn, Chairman, Espial. “I am very pleased to announce Aamir Hussain as a nominee to our Board of Directors. There are few in the industry who have Aamir’s depth of knowledge and unique industry perspective, given his European and North American experience and from having held executive roles in both telecom and cable companies. His experience will help Espial further expand in the European cable and broader telecom markets. Aamir’s leadership and strategic perspective will be a valuable addition to our board in shaping future strategy and executing on our goals to the benefit of our shareholders.”
“Espial has developed an exciting portfolio of cloud, device and user experience products and solutions. Their recent success across service providers in Europe and North America to launch next generation video services is impressive" said Aamir Hussain. "Our industry is going through a transformation in technology, delivery and business models and Espial’s focus around RDK, IP, and Cloud are important elements in helping service providers evolve to next generation services. I look forward to working with the Board and management to help them achieve their vision."
About Espial (www.espial.com)
With Espial, video service providers create responsive and engaging subscriber viewing experiences incorporating powerful content discovery and intuitive navigation. Service providers achieve ‘Web-speed’ innovation with Espial’s flexible, open software leveraging RDK and HTML5 technologies. This provides competitive advantage through an immersive and personalized user experience, seamlessly blending advanced TV services with OTT content. With customers spanning six continents, Espial is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with R&D centers in Seattle, Montreal, Silicon Valley, Cambridge and Lisbon, and with sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.espial.com.
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