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Telenor Connexion appoints new operations chief

Iain Morris
April 23, 2014
Scandinavian M2M operator Telenor Connexion has announced that Robert Bellwaldius has become its new vice president of operations.

Bellwaldius joins the operator from M2M specialist Wireless Maingate, where he worked as chief operating officer.

Telenor Connexion (Stockholm, Sweden) says the appointment – combined with recent acquisitions and restructuring – shows it has an ambitious plan for substantial growth in coming years.

Bellwaldius will have responsibility for all aspects of business operations and service delivery, as well as overseeing key suppliers.

“Having worked in this business for many years I see it as a fantastic opportunity to join Telenor Connexion, which has been a leading force in connected services and M2M connectivity and is recognized for its innovative solutions”, said Bellwaldius.

“What I find compelling is that Telenor Connexion has operations as a key area in its strategy,” he added. “This clearly shows an understanding for the importance of highly qualitative operations of delivered solutions.”

Bellwadius says he wants to ensure that Telenor Connexion continues to evolve in ways that will ensure it remains at the forefront of the industry.
The operator looks set to benefit from his considerable experience in the telecoms and M2M fields.

Prior to joining Wireless Maingate, Bellwaldius worked in leadership roles at companies including Vodafone (Newbury, UK), as well as Telenor (Fornebu, Norway), the parent company of Telenor Connexion.

“Bellwaldius understands the industry and brings vast operational experience and a deep M2M knowledge,” said Per Simonsen, Telenor Connexion’s chief executive. “The appointment is a part of our strategy to further strengthen our operations to serve our rapidly increasing customer base.”

Telenor Connexion said that Bellwaldius took up his new position on April 1 and is reporting directly to Simonsen.

Meanwhile, Stephen Bryant – who previously worked as both chief technology officer and vice president of operations – will continue to be responsible for the company’s technical department.
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