October 05, 2010
Voiceserve Adds Telecom Industry Veteran to Board of Directors
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Long-time telecom industry executive Michael Taylor has joined VoiceServes’ board of directors. The software platform provider, which focuses primarily on delivering affordable, complete, next-generation services to Internet Telephony (News - Alert) Providers, is exhibiting at booth 603 at this week’s ITEXPO in Los Angeles.
Officials with VoiceServe said that Taylor, a British Barrister since 1986, entered the telecom industry in 1990, serving in several senior positions at Mercury Communications, the United Kingdom's first licensed operator to provide public communication services to compete against British Telecom.
He was appointed as director of legal and regulatory affairs at ACC Long Distance Ltd., the first operator to be granted an International Resale License in the United Kingdom.
He subsequently served as deputy general counsel for ICO Global Communications, where he oversaw legal and regulatory issues in the United States, Latin and South America, Europe, the Middle East, South America, India, the Far East and Australia.
Taylor also chaired the interconnect working group of the European Telecommunications Platform in Brussels, which was responsible for producing the Pan-European framework interconnect agreement used by operators and service providers throughout Europe.
In 2005, Mr. Taylor was elected to the U.K. Internet Telephony Service Providers Association as a council member, and in 2009 he was appointed to the board of directors of OpenPlanet Limited, a company focused on developing open access networks utilizing next generation access broadband fiber technology.
Company officials said that Taylor is also the founding director of the Oplan Foundation, an independent, non-political and non-profit organization dedicated to building awareness and understanding of the social and economic benefits of open networks to communities.
"Michael has been a critical ally in the development and growth of Voiceserve. His participation as a member of our board will make him an integral part of our strategy as we expand our marketing and sales efforts to North and Latin America,” said Michael Bibelman, CEO, Voiceserve, in a statement.
Bibelman said that the company anticipates adding similar skilled professionals to its board to support Voiceserve in its drive to become a worldwide leading VoIP software provider.
Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Tammy Wolf