13th October 2015: Aria Networks today announces that Steve Newton, CEO, has been invited to join the board of the TM Forum.  Effective immediately, Steve also becomes Chairman of the Finance & Audit Committee, taking an active role in defining the future of the TM Forum which was originally launched to connect talented individuals, leading companies, and diverse ecosystems in order to accelerate success in digital business transformation.

Michael Lawry, Chairman of the TM Forum, said, “Steve has been a committed contributor to the TM Forum for a number of years and I am very pleased that he has agreed to join our Board of Directors.  His industry knowledge and global experience will, without doubt, add significant value as we continue to develop the role of the TM Forum in enabling the digital economy.”

Appointed as Aria Networks CEO in January 2015, Steve had already held an executive role at the company for 12 months.  He has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector including being part of the management team that steered billing software specialist Geneva Technology from product launch through rapid growth to an exit for $700m.

In May, Aria Networks participated in a ground-breaking Catalyst at TM Forum Live, alongside Microsoft, JDSU and Ericsson, which showcased the effectiveness of SDN and NFV orchestration in delivering business objectives for service providers of complex networks.  Aria Networks’ Artificial Intelligence engine managed the network optimisation to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective data route in real-time.

About Aria Networks

Founded in 2005, Aria Networks is an independent and network agnostic software service provider for network operators, datacentres and high traffic internet services.  Aria Networks facilitates the effective planning, creation and optimisation of networks and datacentres, enabling optimised use of resources, accurate planning for upgrades and real-time analysis and resolution of hardware failures.  Aria Networks’ customers include some of the largest global internet companies.