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Junkins Takes Over as NTT America's Technology Chief

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November 04, 2009

Junkins Takes Over as NTT America's Technology Chief

By Narayan Bhat, TMCnet Contributor

IP network service provider NTT America, the U.S. subsidiary of NTT (News - Alert) Communications Corporation, announced on Monday it has named Doug Junkins as the company’s chief technology officer, the seat that had been left vacant after Kazuhiro Gomi (News - Alert) was named COO in June.

In his new role, Junkins will spearhead the company’s technology procurement strategy and vendor selection, industry relations and standardization efforts. He also has to ensure that both the units – global IP network and enterprise solutions business – coordinate with each other.
Besides being technology chief, he will continue to serve as vice president of IP development for the global IP network business unit, overseeing network architecture, tool development and peering relations.
Junkins was catapulted to leadership role when the global IP network business was migrated into NTT America from Verio, following its acquisition by NTT Communications (News - Alert) in August of 2000.
“Doug has been at the core of our technology efforts and assessments for well over a decade,” says Kazuhiro Gomi, COO at NTT America (News - Alert). “The wealth of experience that he brings to the table ensures that NTT America has the best leadership to drive the growth of our business in the upcoming years.”
Junkins said maintaining a strong lead in expansion of Global IP Network, deployment of 100GigE and IPv6, expanding Tier-3 class datacenters, as well as continuing to make other high quality network investments are instrumental to success in future.
During his time with Verio, Junkins served as the vice president of IP engineering where he was responsible for building Verio’s U.S. and European backbone network and integrating the engineering and operations of 54 individual ISPs acquired by Verio.
Prior to Verio, Junkins was a senior network engineer for NorthWestNet in Seattle where he was responsible for the network engineering of their regional IP network.

Narayan Bhat is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Narayan’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison

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