Communications infrastructure company Arqiva has appointed an ex-BT executive as its new chief technology officer (CTO).

Arqiva customers include the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and independent radio groups, the UK 's five mobile network operators, and the emergency services.

Cameron Rejali, who was managing director of voice and interoperability services within BT's innovate and design business unit, will join Arqiva next month.

As CTO he will be responsible for developing new product opportunities and providing technology leadership throughout the company.
John Cresswell, CEO of Arqiva, said: “Cameron is a key part of our growth agenda. His experience and expertise will ensure Arqiva is well-positioned in the industry to respond to change and forge ahead with our innovative tech programme.”

At BT, Rejali helped develop the company's next generation IP voice and interoperability services, as well as BT's customer experience programme.

Prior to this Rejali was managing director of product management and development at BT Wholesale, where he helped develop broadband services, wholesale ethernet services for fixed and mobile carriers, and global IP exchange services.

Before joining BT in 2005 Rejali held various senior product management and strategy roles at Sprint in the US.

Rejali said: “Arqiva is at the forefront of the communications and broadcast infrastructure industry, and I’m looking forward to leading its technology teams and ensuring Arqiva continues to exploit and invest in key technologies for the benefit of its customers."

Earlier this Arqiva was among the suppliers chosen by the government to help build the UK's £12.1 billion smart meter grid network.