Openet beefs up APAC presence with new regional sales VP


Openet said it has beefed up its presence in Asia Pacific with the appointment of Jason Buckalew as Vice President, Sales for the APAC region.

The company said Buckalew – who will be based in Singapore – will strengthen Openet’s growing operations in APAC and help meet strong demand for its policy, adjunct charging and real-time offer manager solutions.

With operators in APAC increasingly looking for faster and more nimble ways to monetize new network investments, Buckalew will drive Openet’s efforts in delivering smaller, adjunct systems that work alongside legacy BSS to deliver new levels of convenience for operators and deliver real-time solutions to enable wholesale digital transformation.

This includes the ability to deliver smarter customer engagement through real-time intelligence and personalised offers, while ensuring quick time-to-market and monetisation of new services. These solutions not only seek to improve overall customer experience but also aim to increase revenue streams and reduce overall operating costs.

Buckalew joins Openet from Syniverse Technologies, where he held several roles including VP Sales for Southeast Asia and Oceania, building a track record of multi-million dollar deals. Prior to that, Buckalew served as APAC Director of Sales in Amdocs’ OSS division.

“Jason’s extensive and proven experience working in the APAC telecoms industry gives him the relationships and the knowhow to really drive awareness of our innovative products and solutions to new and existing customers,” said Damian Artt, GVP Sales at Openet. “Operators in APAC and around the world are currently on a digital journey and looking for real-time solutions to make them nimbler, more flexible and more relevant. Our range of automated systems and processes ensure operators can reap the full benefits of this transformation by offering the right services to the right customers at the right time.”

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