Full fibre network operator expands leadership team

In response to exponential growth, and to continue implementing its ambitious network expansion plans, ultrafast full fibre network operator MS3 Networks has expanded its leadership team with three new appointments. Tony Jopling joins as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Simon Harvey as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Charl Tintinger as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

The new appointments come as MS3 continues its ambitious expansion plan, which aims to provide an ultrafast full fibre broadband network to over 500,000 homes and businesses across the North of England. With a build rate of 1,000 premises a week, MS3 has already expanded its network in Hull and launched services in the North Lincolnshire towns of Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

MS3’s full fibre network presents an alternative choice for internet service providers (ISPs) to launch their services. By offering a more cost-effective and simpler wholesale package, MS3 seeks to foster competition in areas where a choice of broadband provider is lacking, and ensure that consumers receive more cost-effective internet packages.

As a native of Hull, Jopling will hold a new position at MS3. His role as COO will see Jopling take responsibility for managing and overseeing the daily operations at MS3 and its full fibre rollout. Jopling has over 20 years’ experience of the local telecoms market, having previously held positions at Pure Broadband and KCOM.

“Having worked in the local broadband industry for many years, I know how important it is to provide choice, quality, value for money and great customer service to residents and businesses within Hull and the surrounding areas,” said Jopling. “I’m excited to be working with MS3 Networks and its growing number of partners, to deliver this strategy to over 530,000 properties over the next few years.”

Harvey joins with over 28 years’ experience in finance, with experience across insurance, technology, professional services and telecoms. He’ll be responsible for directing MS3’s financial strategy and leading the larger finance team.

“It’s an exciting time to be joining such a fast-paced, rapidly expanding business,” explained Harvey. “Along with the great investment partners we have and the new management team, I am looking forward to helping MS3 Networks drive and deliver its strategic objectives.”

Tintinger joins MS3 as CTO, having previously held CTO positions at Airband Community Internet and Gigaclear, as well as a host of other operations-based roles within telecoms for over 20 years. Tintinger is a well-rounded, experienced CTO specialising in resolving complex challenges around people, operations and technology.

“Having spent over two decades finding more effective ways of delivering broadband to consumers and businesses, being on the wholesale side will bring a whole new set of challenges and opportunities. With the rapid growth of MS3’s team and its ambitious network expansion, I’m looking forward to working on the technical challenges that will help these growth plans evolve.”

With an ever-growing team, MS3 is always on the lookout for new talent. To discover the latest vacancies, please visit the website.