Fernando has also recently been appointed Chair of the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) Standards Committee
Glide Group has appointed former BT man Max Fernando as the new head of regulation and compliance.
He previously worked at BT as regulatory manager and was responsible for open communications and broadband universal service obligation (USO) as well as working across three teams in Ofcom.
Fernando will head up the implementation of upcoming regulatory telecommunications initiatives at Glide, such as the Telecoms Security Bill, One Touch Switching and Project Gigabit to make sure they work for alternative networks (AltNets).
Fernando said: “It’s one of the most interesting times to be working in an AltNet, especially from a regulatory perspective.
“Glide sits in a position of huge opportunity over the next few years as it increases its fibre coverage and its ability to offer a unique mix of services to a wider audience.”
Glide Group CEO Tim Pilcher added: “With an extensive background in the industry, Max will add extraordinary knowledge and expertise.
“His appointment marks a significant step working with regulators, government and industry to ensure that future initiatives achieve their goals for AltNets.”