Aptilo Networks Names Paul Mikkelsen Chief Executive Officer

Aptilo Networks has named Paul Mikkelsen as the company’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mikkelsen previously served as Aptilo’s Chief Operating Officer.

“Paul’s knowledge of this industry is unparalleled. We look forward to Aptilo’s continued success under his strong leadership,” said Jarle Gundersen, Chairman, Aptilo Networks.

A member of the team that founded Aptilo in 2001, Mikkelsen has more than 25 years of experience in international telecommunications and IT. Prior to Aptilo he was Director of Business Development at Axis, where he was responsible for the European market for the Mobile Internet Division. Before Axis, Mikkelsen spent 10+ years at Ericsson where he held executive positions in business and finance at the Stockholm headquarters and in Asia.

Mikkelsen succeeds Torbjörn Ward, who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

Aptilo Networks is a global provider of carrier-class systems to manage data services with advanced functions for authentication, policy control and charging.

The Aptilo Service Management Platform (SMP) boasts pre-integrated functions to maximize functionality and fast-track deployments while minimizing impact on existing systems. It has become synonymous with Wi-Fi service management and Wi-Fi offload in large-scale deployments with 100+ operators in more than 70 countries, and is a critical component of Wi-Fi calling.