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Press Release -- October 27th, 2010
Source: Pacnet
Tags: Expansion, Merger, Submarine Cable

Hirofumi Tadokoro heads Pacnet Japan

TOKYO, 27 October 2010 – Pacnet has appointed Hirofumi Tadokoro as Chief Executive Officer of Pacnet Japan, with responsibility for the growth and expansion of Pacnet’s Japan operations.

Mr Tadokoro joins Pacnet from Verizon Japan, where he was General Manager of Global Sales since 2007 and delivered significant contributions to the company in enterprise and channel sales across the country.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr Tadokoro to Pacnet Japan and take on the challenge of continuing the growth of our business in this important market. Japan is one of our key markets in the region and we see huge opportunities for business growth over the coming years. I am sure Mr Tadokoro’s leadership and experience in the industry will enable us to firmly meet this objective,” said Bill Barney, Chief Executive Officer, Pacnet.

Tomoo Okada, Chairman of Pacnet Japan said, “Mr Tadokoro is without doubt one of the most recognized telecommunications industry leader in Japan. With his wealth of experience, he will be a key addition to our Japan operations and I am confident he will continue to build strong business relationships with our partners.”

With more than 25 years of telecom sales experience, Mr Tadokoro has also served as Sales Director for Datacraft Japan where he was responsible for direct sales to service providers and enterprises.  Prior to Datacraft, he was based out of New York as Senior Director of Japan Vertical Market Sales at Equant. His extensive telecom experience also includes sales management roles at Global One, Sprint Japan and AT&T Japan.  Mr Tadokoro received his Bachelor of Arts from the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies.

Mr Tadokoro takes over from former Pacnet Japan CEO Hideo Ishii, who has joined Pacnet’s corporate headquarters in Singapore as Vice President of Cloud and IP services.

About Pacnet

Named “Company of the Year for Excellence in Growth” by Frost & Sullivan in 2009 and “Best Wholesale Carrier” at the Telecom Asia Awards 2009, Pacnet is Asia’s leading independent telecommunications service provider, formed from the operational merger of Asia Netcom and Pacific Internet. Pacnet owns and operates EAC-C2C, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable network at 36,800 km, with a design capacity of 17.92 Tbps to 30.72 Tbps to and from each of the landing countries, as well as EAC Pacific, which spans 9,620 km across the Pacific Ocean and delivers up to 1.92 Tbps of capacity between Asia and North America. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of industry leading IP-based solutions for carriers, large enterprises and SMEs. Pacnet is headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, with offices in all key markets in Asia and North America. For more information, please visit:

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