AboveNet has named Rajiv Datta to the post of chief operating officer. Datta joined AboveNet in 1998 and has served in a number of significant management roles. Most recently he held the position of AboveNet’s chief technology officer and oversaw all aspects of engineering, IT and product development activities across AboveNet’s metro, long haul and IP networks.
In his new position, Datta continues to report to AboveNet President and Chief Executive Officer Bill LaPerch.
As chief operating officer, Datta oversees the company’s operations, sales, marketing, IT, product and engineering divisions. He is also responsible for AboveNet’s operations in Europe.