USA Global Link Hires Top Industry CFO.DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 1999--
New Chief Financial Officer RICK WELLER To Lead Finance Group At USA Global Link
USA Global Link, Inc. (www.usagl.com), a leading pioneer in the provision of discount international telecommunications, global Internet protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP) networks and e-commerce services announced today that Rick Weller has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Weller joins USA Global Link at an exciting time as the company expands its Global InterNetwork(SM), the world's first truly global IP-based telecom network. Mr. Weller comes to the company from Intek Information, Inc., where he was chief financial officer since 1997. Prior to Intek, Mr. Weller was vice president of finance for Sprint's consumer services Consumer Services refers to the formulation, deformulation, technical consulting and testing of most consumer products, such as food, herbs, beverages, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hair products, household cleaners, [paints, plastics, metals, waxes, coatings, minerals, group and assistant vice president of Sprint's business services group and its wholesale marketing group. He also served as head of Sprint's corporate-wide internal audit group. Prior to Mr. Weller's joining Sprint in 1990, he spent 10 years with Price Waterhouse.
"Rick assumes a leading position in our executive management team, responsible for all aspects of financial management of the business," says Mark Baker, CEO/President of USA Global Link. "Rick will be the driver of our new global financing strategy, tapping into the international financial markets and bringing his tremendous experience to bear on comprehensive development of the Global InterNetwork. Rick shares the USA Global Link vision and I am extremely pleased that he has accepted this exciting new challenge."
USA Global Link is currently in the first phases of deploying the Global InterNetwork's IP-based infrastructure and is developing a comprehensive marketing and organizational structure This article has no lead section.
To comply with Wikipedia's lead section guidelines, one should be written. to support service offerings in 28 target countries worldwide. The Global InterNetwork infrastructure will be comprised of four major international switching centers in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , London, Tokyo and Seattle connected by high-speed fiber-optic facilities, creating an IP-over-ATM backbone for worldwide transport of traditional narrowband and advanced broadband communications services, including new era Web-based e-commerce solutions. Initially, national and metropolitan gateways in nearly 60 cities in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas will provide local on-ramps to the Global InterNetwork's offerings. In conjunction with its technology partners 3Com, Siemens, Microsoft and Global Crossing, USA Global Link will be the first telco/Internet company in the world to deploy a global IP network on such a grand scale.
"We are all aware of Rick Weller's work and reputation in our industry as a successful driver, innovator and great achiever. Rick's addition to the `Mark Baker team' caps off a world-class industry group that has taken over 24 months to assemble. Our board is extremely proud of this group of leaders that represents some of the absolute best industry professionals from AT&T, MCI (1) (Media Control Interface) A high-level programming interface from Microsoft and IBM for controlling multimedia devices. It provides commands and functions to open, play and close the device.
(2) (Microwave Communications Inc. , SPRINT, US WEST and the like," says Dr. Christopher W. Hartnett, Founder and Chairman of USA Global Link. "Obviously, the challenges of the international telecom/Internet market today demand seasoned experts with many years of top-tier experience behind them and the flexibility and vision to create networks and products that are well ahead of our customers' needs. This team has the talent to accomplish and exceed our highest expectations."
About USA Global Link
USA Global Link, Inc., a privately-held company, has pioneered the provision of innovative telecommunications and Web-based e-commerce services to customers in more than 170 countries and territories. Since 1992, USA Global Link, Inc., has been one of the leaders in alternative, innovative global telecommunications strategies, including: international callback, deeply-discounted international long-distance, Global 800(SM) toll-free numbers, phone-to-phone Internet telephony and wholesale carrier's carrier least-cost routing Global Refile(SM) services. USA Global Link also offers full-featured corporate travel and prepaid calling card programs. With its Global ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider) An ISP or telephone company that provides VOIP phone calls. The term was popular for a while in the late 1990s, but has not been widely used. See IP gateway and ITXC.
ITSP - Internet Telephony Service Providers (SM) (Internet telephony service provider An ITSP (Internet Telephony Service Provider) offers an Internet data service for making telephone calls using VoIP (Voice over IP) technology. Most ITSPs use SIP, H.323, or IAX (although H.323 use is declining) for transmitting telephone calls as IP data packets. ) program, an Internet telephony turn-key solution for ISP's and carriers, and new Instant Call Button(SM) service, a Web-based e-commerce tool, the company has secured a leading position in the Internet/telephony integration services arena.
First launched in March 1997, USA Global Link's Global InterNetwork(SM) is the world's first international, facilities-based communications network based on Internet Protocol (IP) technology. When this ubiquitous multi-billion dollar, high-speed fiber-optic and wireless network is fully deployed, practically every major city in the world with a population in excess of 500,000, will host a Global MetroPoP(SM) switch, delivering cost-efficient data, voice, fax, video, and broadband multimedia services. The company has partnered with 3Com Corporation and Siemens Telecom Networks and others to meet the advanced technology demands of the Global InterNetwork deployment.
USA Global Link, Inc., has been a prominent player in introducing increasing competition into the international telecommunications marketplace through its active membership in the International Telecommunication Union International Telecommunication Union (ITU), specialized agency of the United Nations, with headquarters at Geneva. It was created in 1934 as a result of the merging of the International Telegraph Union (est. (ITU (International Telecommunication Union, Geneva, Switzerland, www.itu.ch) A telecommunications standards body that is under the auspices of the United Nations. Comprising more than 185 member countries, the ITU sets standards for global telecom networks. ) in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. , Switzerland, and the U.S. Department of State's International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC ITAC Information Technology Association of Canada
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ITAC Identity Theft Assistance Center (Financial Services Roundtable)
ITAC International Telework Association and Council ). The company is a member of the Telecommunications Resellers Association (TRA TRA Training
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TRA Teachers Retirement Association ) and a founding member of the International Resale Council (IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Computer conferencing on the Internet. There are hundreds of IRC channels on numerous subjects that are hosted on IRC servers around the world. After joining a channel, your messages are broadcast to everyone listening to that channel. ), the Voice on the Net Coalition (VON Coalition), and the European Competitive Telecommunications Association With over 100 member companies, the European Competitive Telecommunications Association was founded in 1998, and looks after the regulatory and commercial interests of new entrant telecoms operators, ISPs and suppliers of products and services to the communications industry. (ECTA ECTA European Competitive Telecommunications Association
ECTA European Communities Trade Mark Association (Antwerp, Belgium)
ECTA East Coast Trail Association
ECTA Educación, Comunicación y Tecnología Alternativa ) in which it holds a board seat. USA Global Link, Inc. is headquartered in Iowa, Colorado, USA and The Netherlands.
Global InterNetwork, Global Refile, Instant Call Button, Global MetroPoP, Global ITSP and Global 800 are registered service marks of USA Global Link, Inc. All other product or service marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners. All rights reserved.