Richard Watts

Richard Watts

Country Manager, UK

Richard is Business Development Director for the UK, and is the commercial lead for business growth in the UK.  Richard’s vision is that by working collaboratively with industry partners; be it Councils, Property Developers, Service Providers or Investors, we can positively shape the UK’s digital landscape.

Jan Backman


Jan Backman is the Area Manager for DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and is responsible for sales strategy and company setup. He has worked for more than 20 years in the telecommunication space after his Master studies in Economics in Stockholm and Cologne, focusing primarily in Sales, Product Management and Marketing functions with Siemens, Fujitsu and Ericsson. His previous position was with the Swedish operator Teracom, where he built the team and business area focused on Open Access fibre operations which he exited to the largest Swedish operator (Telia) in 2018.

Bernhard Hofer

Country Manager, Austria

Bernhard Hofer is the Country Manager for Austria and has more than 15 years of experience in telecommunications. During his career, Hofer has accompanied several national and international broadband and network projects, and also worked as a lecturer at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences. He is convinced that fibre optics is the access technology of the future and that this is the only way to create a sustainable infrastructure for Austrian citizens.