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Three UK and EXFO Astellia Team up to Drive Customer Experience

Abdelkrim Benamar

Vice President, Service Assurance, Systems and Services

Abdelkrim Benamar was appointed EXFO’s Vice President of Service Assurance, Systems and Services Division in May 2018, following the Astellia acquisition. In this role, Abdelkrim is responsible for the overall product and services portfolio for monitoring and analytics. He brings over 25 years of experience in the telecom industry with proven leadership, business transformation and change management skills.

Before joining EXFO, Abdelkrim successively held the positions of COO (July 2015) and CEO (June 2016) of Astellia. He previously held several executive roles at Alcatel-Lucent including Vice President EMEA, CEO Alcatel-Lucent International, and Vice President Global Head of Financial Analysis and Risk Assessment. He has also worked for leading telecom companies such as Ericsson Group (2000–2007), Motorola (1996–2000) and Alcatel Mobile Phones, in areas such as R&D, Communications & Public Affairs, and Strategy and Sales.

Abdelkrim holds an engineering degree from Telecom SudParis (formerly known as Institut National des Télécommunications) and a PhD in electrical engineering from Université Paris-Sud.

Leading the path to 5G

Hear from Three UK’s Bryn Jones and EXFO’s Abdelkrim Benamar as they discuss their strategic partnership to transform Three’s next-generation network and get ready for 5G. The trailblazers explain how they are adapting to the NFV environment with technologies like virtualized probes, and why monitoring and managing the customer experience, driving network performance and increasing customer loyalty and new revenue streams are top of mind for the future of their partnership.

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