Abhay Savargaonkar joins Nokia Software as Head of Technology

Company Wire , April 08, 2019

Abhay Savargaonkar, former chief executive of Bharti Airtel’s wholly-owned fibre subsidiary, Telesonic Networks Limited, has joined Nokia Software as the head of technology in a global role.

In his new role, he will look after the software operations for the Finnish telecom gear manufacturer, focusing on domains such as IMC, core cloud and all software applications.

Savargaonkar had been associated with Bharti Airtel for more than eight years in various capacities. In August 2018, he was appointed as the chief executive of Airtel’s fibre subsidiary. He quit the company in December, 2018.

Before being appointed as the CEO of Telesonic, he served Airtel for more than four years as the director networks and Chief Technology Officer. In the past, he has also held positions such as the chief of operations – network services group, chief of network planning, head 3G (strategy and rollout) and head 3G – network quality.

In the past he has also worked with Lucent Technologies, as well as has served in the Department of Telecommunications as the deputy general manager.


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