Formally known as Broadcast Australia, BAI Communications has appointed Brendan O’Reilly as the company’s global Chief Technology Officer. O’Reilly will step into this position in March 2021. Based in London, O’Reilly will be focused on accelerating BAI’s expansion of its neutral host solutions in addition to magnifying its strengths as a telecom infrastructure service provider.
Brendan O’Reilly – CTO of BAI Communications
With almost 20 years experience and expertise in the telecommunications industry, O’Reilly brings a proven track record to the table of creating and delivering complex technology strategies to this role with BAI.
O’Reilly joins BAI from Telefónica, where he was the Chief Technology Officer for O2’s United Kingdom operation for the past 6 six years. There, he boasted achievements like leading the development of the network share partnership of O2 with Vodafone, the fastest 4G deployment of O2 in the UK and the launch of its 5G network.
On joining BAI, he said that he’s delighted to be onboard in the early stages of implementing its ambitious growth plans. The new role will provide him with the opportunity to play a key and pivotal role in creating and executing the technology strategy that’ll help BAI become an internationally renowned provider of neutral host solutions to municipalities and multinational organizations, he adds
Brendon says the engineering expertise of BAI along with its experience in deploying large scale connected networking and infrastructure solutions, positions it rightly to take charge and lead the next phase of 5G and digital transformation.
BAI Communications CEO on the new appointment
Igor Leprince, Group CEO commented on the appointment of O’Reilly, saying the development and expansion of the 5G network will be a transformative enabler for organizations, government enterprises and societies across the world. It will be a pivotal driver for the next wave of economic and technological development. It will also accelerate the scalability of connected infrastructure applications across transport networks, cities and other government services which will change the way we live, travel and work within cities.
All of this makes it a thrilling time to have Brendan join the business, Leprince adds. Brendan possesses deep technical knowledge and skills to the team and along with his experience in leading projects and partnerships that improve the connectivity services of mobile network operators, he adds.
With O’Reilly at the helm of BAI’s technology function, the organization will continue to grow and improve its infrastructure innovation and continue its delivery to bring the smart cities vision to fruition.