Chris Stening appointed as Head of BE

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Chris Stening has been appointed as Head of BE and is a strategic appointment to help with BE Wholesale.

At BE Wholesale, Stening will be responsible for creating and articulating the company’s vision as well as strategy planning and execution to drive the business forward.

Prior to BE Wholesale, Chris worked at the Easynet Group for seven years holding a series of high profile positions from General Manager of UK Online, to Director of Sky Broadband – after Sky acquired Easynet in 2005, and then Managing Director of Easynet Connect. Key milestones included launching Sky Broadband in 2006 and leading product Easy Connect in 2008. Stening specialised in strategy formation and execution in the SME market as well as product and service creation. He was also responsible for the delivery of new CRM/ERP systems; Salesforce.com and Netsuite.

Backed by O2/Telefonica, BE Wholesale describe themselves as being ‘the UK’s newest wholesale broadband provider, offering an unrivalled level of quality and reliability with a network built for broadband and unconstrained by legacy infrastructure’.

BE Wholesale is a nationwide provider, directly reaching over 70 per cent of mainland businesses through approx 1300 LLU enabled exchanges with one of the largest ADSL 2+ networks in the UK.

Stening stated, “BE Wholesale is a strong contender in the wholesale broadband market place. Our superior quality network combined with proven reliability means that it’s truly built for business. Since the network is less than five years old and delivers industry leading upload and download speeds, without the legacy problems typically faced by our competitors, we are in a strong position to offer ISPs a superior online experience.”

Felix Geyr, Head of Home and Broadband, O2 added, “Chris has impressive credentials in the telecoms market. His strong leadership and shrewd strategic abilities make him a key player for BE Wholesale. Additionally, his energy and enthusiasm for success will ensure the company continues to grow and further strengthen its position in the marketplace.”