McLean, VA, May 31, 2017 – GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), the leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has presented Mr. H. Brian Thompson, GTT’s founder and executive chairman of the board, with its annual CQR Chairman’s Award.
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Communications Quality & Reliability (CQR) selects Chairman’s Award recipients based on sustained contributions in the field of Quality, Reliability & Security of communications services, networks or systems. The candidate must also demonstrate that he or she adds value to others and must display integrity consistent with that of a role model.
The IEEE recognized Mr. Thompson with the Chairman’s Award for his leadership in the design and implementation of historic telecommunications technologies that fundamentally improve access to quality communications for people around the world; his lifelong service to others as advisor and mentor; and his exemplary business and policy acumen that helped to steer the digital revolution.
Mr. Thompson has a distinguished background in leadership in the telecommunications industry and as an entrepreneur. He founded and serves as executive chairman of GTT, a global communications firm that has experienced significant year-over-year revenue growth and emerged as the industry’s challenger brand. Mr. Thompson’s telecommunications career has also spanned companies including LCI International, Qwest, MCI, and Comsat International. He sits on several additional committees and boards, including the Executive Committee of the Global Information Infrastructure Commission and the Irish prime minister’s Ireland-America Economic Advisory Board.
“I am honored to be recognized with the IEEE CQR 2017 Chairman’s Award,” stated Mr. Thompson. “This accolade is a testament to the shared vision of my colleagues and peers as we continue to work together to evolve our industry, improve and expand infrastructure, and address the dynamic regulatory environment to deliver innovative communication services to people and organizations on a global basis.”
The award presentation took place at IEEE CQR 2017 at the Naples Beach Resort and Golf Club on Wednesday, May 17. For more information on the IEEE CQR 2017 Chairman’s Award, including Mr. Thompson and this year’s fellow winners, please visit the award webpage.
GTT provides multinationals with a better way to reach the cloud through its suite of cloud networking services, including wide area networking, internet, managed services, and voice services. The company’s Tier 1 IP network, ranked in the top five worldwide, connects clients to any location in the world and any application in the cloud. GTT delivers an outstanding client experience by living its core values of simplicity, speed, and agility. For more information on how GTT is redefining global communications, please visit www.gtt.net.
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