Our leadership team

Our leadership team brings together seasoned experts and professionals, with more than 100 years of cumulative experience in the mobile industry. We have led operators, MVNOs and vendors and have a track record of consistent innovation and successful service delivery.

Global. Trusted. Reliable. Dependable. Secure.

Trusted by leading public and private sector organizations, our clients can confidently rely on us to deliver the connectivity and service performance they need.

We are proud of our outstanding performance and advanced network architecture, which provide the resilience and quality our customers need. Our innovation and flexibility allow us to tailor solutions to specific circumstances, as well as to offer a range of turnkey solutions.

We continue to invest in expanding our asset base, ensuring that our network and resource base is fully optimised for new and emerging services and use cases.

Our key peopleMeet the Telecom26 team

Mike Ashdown

Mike Ashdown

Chief Executive Officer

Mike brings nearly 25 years of experience of leading mobile teams and developing solutions for mobile service providers worldwide to Telecom26.

Prior to joining Telecom26, Mike was Chief Technology Officer for a vendor developing signalling mediation and backhaul solutions worldwide. Mike also led a variety of teams focused on telecommunications in Europe, LATAM and Asia-Pacific.

Robert Koldys

Robert Koldys

Marketing, Strategy & Business Development

Robert has been involved in the mobile telecoms industry for nearly three decades, directly contributing to the global proliferation of the mobile internet within both the public and private sectors. He is responsible for the overall messaging and strategy of Telecom26, including solution delivery and channel partners.

Prior to Telecom26, Robert was the CEO of a mobile data analytics company, as well as the Managing Director of a private mobile networks provider. He has held several senior leadership roles and has worked for and advised mobile operators globally.

Nicola Berardocco

Nicola Berardocco

Operations & Carrier Relations

Nicola has over 25 years of experience in mobile innovation and building carrier relationships. Early in his career, he was responsible for the early stage design and implementation of the first GSM Maritime service, in partnership with Telecom Italia Mobile.

Prior to Telecom26, Nicola held several leadership roles in Swiss and Liechtenstein-based Mobile Operators. Nicola was responsible for MVNO and B2B solutions at a Liberty Global affiliate and has been a key contributor to the success of Skybridge, a maritime service provider.

Mark Webb

Mark Webb

Engineering & Technology

Mark manages the day to day operations of the Telecom26 network. He works with internal and external stakeholders to define and implement future capabilities and features to enable the best-in-class services offered. Mark has nearly 30 years’ experience in the mobile domain, having worked in both product development and for mobile operators.

Prior to Telecom26, Mark worked in various senior technical roles, including product realization and support functions, with service provider and Tier I mobile infrastructure vendors.

David McCanny

David McCanny

OSS/BSS & Customer Support

David has 20 years’ experience in telecoms having worked for consultancies and operators globally. He is responsible for ensuring our customers have the best of class support while managing all billing and operational support systems. In addition, David is responsible for service and support of all our products and solutions.

Prior to Telecom26, David has leveraged his strategic and analytical skills to successfully launch MVNOs, migrate BSS/OSS systems, and improve operational efficiency, growing internal competencies and the customer base of these companies.

Paul Priestley

Paul Priestley

Global Sales

Paul is responsible for global sales at Telecom26, driving the company's growth strategy and accelerating vertical expansion in existing and new markets, while growing business relationships with key accounts.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in the technology sector, spanning a broad spectrum of responsibilities, and delivering customer driven telecom solutions into different enterprise market verticals.

About Telecom26

Independent with an uncompromising focus on quality

We are a global mobile operator, operating our own infrastructure and leveraging relationships with more than 1100 network connections to secure unrivalled global coverage.

We offer the widest coverage, optimised quality and highest levels of security, backed by competitive pricing to meet the needs of enterprises, governments, OEMs and NGOs, locally, nationally and internationally – without boundaries.

Our history

Building a truly global mobile operator

Founded in Switzerland in 2012, we’ve built our infrastructure and network from the ground up, creating a global footprint, with a virtualised, distributed core.

We’ve created a full-service portfolio to enable cross-border solutions for IoT, voice, data and messaging services, spanning land, sea and air, on any network. With 5G, our solutions enable new connectivity options for public and private infrastructure.


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