January 26, 2016

About

How do we do it?

Through leveraging literally hundreds of man-years’ experience in building and operating major telecom networks …worldwide.

CCN was created by a core group of seasoned telecom executives sharing a common belief that Network Functions Virtualization heralds a paradigm shift in wireless. The company was launched to accelerate LTE and IMS network revenue through fast and cost-effective deployment of cloud based NFV solutions. With its current offering of IaaS fully managed packet core, IMS, content delivery and applications, CCN offers MNOs the most comprehensive and innovative solution. CCN’s corporate headquarters, hosting facility and NOC are in Boca Raton, FL with additional offices and hosting facilities in London.

The Team

 Emin Gurdenli

Emin Gürdenli – Chairman

Emin has spent the past ten years in executive roles within Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile business in Europe. He has over 30 years combined experience in telecommunications spanning R&D, start-up, operations, strategy, JV and mergers.
Emin created the Network Sharing JV between T-Mobile and Three and launched one2one, one of the World’s first 1800 MHz GSM radio networks.

 AdamCrane

Adam Crane – CEO

Adam is an accomplished entrepreneurial executive with over 20 years of proven success in various telecommunication endeavors; as a vendor, an operator, and a service provider.
Adam has start-up expertise with Redknee (IPO in 2007) and WSI (acquired by Syniverse in 2009).

 MartinGuilfoyle

Martin Guilfoyle – Chief Architect and Strategist

Martin holds over 30 years of experience in telecommunications and wireless networking. He has designed and built numerous GSM Networks within the US. He built the first global roaming hub which generated millions of dollars in revenue for his clients. Leveraging this vast technical experience, Martin has been instrumental in developing NFV fundamental concepts.

Martin is a former CTO for a GSM carrier and the founder of Wireless Solutions International Inc. (WSI) which was acquired by Syniverse Technologies. Martin has served on multiple advisory boards and acts as an advisor to numerous startups.

 DavidJames

David James – Head of Engineering and Planning

David has 30 years experience in Telecommunications and 20+ years of that is in mobile. David has long term experience in major European mobile group in senior technical roles. He has wide ranging consulting experience in mobile, specialising in network economics, mobile startups, MVNOs, network sharing & consolidation

The Board

 

David Edwards – Board Member

Dave has experienced a long career in the telecom industry for both operators and suppliers. He is the founder and CEO of various start-ups, including Aethos Communication Systems which was acquired by Logica in 1998.

 Andreas

Andreas Hipp – Board Member

Andreas was the Founder and Group CEO of Epsilon Global Communications, which includes Epsilon service provider and Cataleya technology businesses. During his 18 years in the global telecoms community he has contributed to the evolution of the international markets and technologies, creating innovative businesses, and disruptive business models. He loves technology but people even more and what technology can or must do for them.

 BillBest

Bill Best – Advisory Board Member

Bill has 40+ years experience in telecommunications  and 30 years of that is in mobile. He has served as CTO of the GSM Association, FirstMark Communications & one2one (now T-Mobile UK/EE). Bill holds Board Advisory roles in a number of mobile start-ups. He also serves as Chair of Judges for the GSMA Global Mobile Awards. Bill is a former VC firm partner, specializing in mobile investments.

 BillMcGee

Bill McGee – Advisory Board Member

Bill has enjoyed a 20-year career in investment banking followed by a 17-year career in corporate development (M&A) with technology companies (EDS & Syniverse Technologies). He retired from Syniverse in April 2013 and shifted his focus to serving on the board of companies, providing consulting services to companies (M&A, raising capital, global business expansion, etc.) and mentoring college students interested in working in the financial securities industry.

 ScottKinnear

Scott Kinnear – Advisory Board Member

Scott is a technologist, entrepreneur and leader with over 30 years of experience in high tech. He began his career as a software engineer and was recruited as a founding team member of Citrix  from where he quickly climbed into executive positions. His is the co-founder Myxer, a streaming internet radio company, which is actively involved with multiple South Florida start-ups at the FAU Tech Runway. Myxer specializes in the early strategic stages, operations planning, funding planning and execution, and business modeling/operational marketing execution.