Openet expands presence in Japan with new hires

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Openet today announced the appointment of several key new hires within its management and sales teams as the company expands its presence in Japan.
Openet Japan has appointed Takako Matsutomi as Country Manager. Ex-Ericsson VP ICT sales, Takako’s primary focus at Openet will be driving our expertise and presence within the Japanese market. Joining Takako as Sales Account Director is Yoshihiro Nomura. He will oversee and increase the use of Openet solutions by service providers in Japan. Yoshihiro is also an ex-Ericsson hire, where he ran the Softbank BSS business unit.
Openet Japan has also appointed Sam Takagi as Senior Business Executive. In this role, Sam will be responsible for managing board-level relationships. Prior to joining Openet Japan, Sam worked for several leading ICT companies in Japan, including Google and Ericsson.
“Openet has a long history in Japan. We’ve supplied policy and charging solutions to several of the leading service providers. However, the move to digital and the introduction of 5G will open up many new opportunities. We are making the investment in our Japanese operation to enable us to expand the range of solutions that we provide to our customers in Japan,” said Jason Buckalew, Openet’s RVP for APAC.
“We are seeing strong growth for our Digital Business Platform and fast approach to BSS transformation. The change in telecoms business models and a move away from old legacy approaches to BSS means that there is a significant opportunity for Openet in Japan,” he continued.
Takako Matsutomi, Country Manager, Openet Japan, said: “Openet has some great solutions that can help service providers in Japan fast track their digital transformation and get ready for 5G. I am delighted to join Openet and lead the company’s growth in Japan.”
This announcement comes as Openet continues to blaze a disruptive trail within the industry, with its new approach to digital BSS.
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