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DukeNet Communications Names David Herran Vice President of Network Architecture and Technology Planning

CHARLOTTE, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- DukeNet Communications, a leading regional fiber provider of high-bandwidth connectivity solutions for enterprise, data center and carrier businesses in the Southeast, announces today that it has named David Herran its new Vice President of an expanded Network Architecture and Technology Planning team.

In this role, Mr. Herran will be the chief strategist and architect for all ongoing technology development, implementation and training as well as identification, evaluation and development of new network platforms.

"DukeNet is at an exciting point in the company's development, and I couldn't be happier to be working with such an incredible team of engineers and forward thinkers," states Mr. Herran. "We've been hard at work making sure that DukeNet remains one of the leading service providers in the Southeast and beyond. The team has been expanding the network to critical new cities, and I'm excited to be delivering our customers the best possible service they can get, including advanced fiber-optic transport and connectivity to some of the key global data exchange locations in the country."

Mr. Herran will oversee an expanded team with responsibilities including:

  • Ongoing development of DukeNet's Carrier Ethernet, IP/MPLS and 100G coherent DWDM capabilities and product management
  • Identification and evaluation of all next-generation technologies that align with DukeNet's long-term strategy, including software defined networking (SDN), packet/optical convergence and cloud computing
  • Development of new network platforms, while defining service and network architecture standards
  • Technical training
  • Network expansion
  • Small cell product development efforts
  • Sales engineering

"David's promotion is the result of his many years of dedicated service in positions of growing responsibility and leadership at DukeNet," states Tony Cockerham, Chief Operating Officer of DukeNet. "He and his team are positioned to have an immediate and positive impact on the future of DukeNet, and we're delighted to have them in place, actively driving DukeNet's technology and infrastructure advancements. This dynamic industry requires that companies constantly evaluate the path toward the future. I have full confidence that David and his team will navigate that path, with an eye to providing the finest services and best customer experience in the industry."

About DukeNet Communications

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., DukeNet is a leading regional fiber network provider offering advanced data and high-capacity bandwidth services to enterprise, data center, government and carrier customers. Primarily serving the southeastern United States, DukeNet controls an 8,000 route mile fiber-optic network capable of delivering 100 Gbps services, enabling cloud computing and high-bandwidth applications for enterprise business. More information about DukeNet is available at Follow us on Twitter @DukeNetComm.

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