PanTerra Networks Names Rakesh Dubey Senior Vice President of Research and Development Ten Year Veteran of Cisco Systems to Build New Generation Unified Communications Software-as-a-Service Powe


PanTerra Networks

2008-04-01 03:00:00

PanTerra Networks Names Rakesh Dubey Senior Vice President of Research and Development

Ten Year Veteran of Cisco Systems to Build New Generation Unified Communications Software-as-a-Service Powe

SUNNYVALE, CA–( EMWPresswire – April 1, 2008) – PanTerra Networks (,

a leading provider of on-demand unified communications services for small

and mid-sized businesses, today announced the appointment of Rakesh Dubey

as senior vice president of research & development. In this position, Dubey

will oversee day-to-day engineering operations and drive research and

development for PanTerra Networks’ Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology

platform and applications. He will report directly to Arthur Chang, CEO of

PanTerra Networks.

“We are very pleased to welcome Rakesh to our executive team as we continue

to grow and expand our company. Rakesh’s solid track records in

carrier-class communications system development combined with his proven

leadership skills make him the ideal person to spearhead our research and

development activities,” said Arthur Chang. “He will drive PanTerra’s

technology agenda to deliver the richest and most innovative unified

communications SaaS products and services. Our engineering team is now in a

position to execute with greater speed, agility and precision than ever


Dubey, a technology veteran, brings to PanTerra Networks more than 15 years

of networking and communications systems product development experience.

Most recently, Dubey served various management roles at Cisco Systems where

he led and delivered billion dollar product families, managed small and

large teams across multiple geographic regions and technology disciplines.

Dubey joined Cisco Systems from the acquisition of Granite Systems in 1996,

the standards-based multilayer Gigabit Ethernet switching technology start

up. Prior to that, Dubey held engineering position at NeXT Software Inc.,

which was acquired by Apple Inc. Dubey holds a bachelor’s degree in

technology with honors in computer science from Indian Institute of

Technology, Kharagpus (IIT) and a master’s degree in computer science from

Washington State University.

“This is an exciting time for PanTerra. With an unparalleled unified

communications SaaS platform and stellar product portfolio, PanTerra is

positioned well for growth and success in the SMB market,” Dubey says. “I

look forward to working with such a talented team to deliver innovative,

high-quality solutions that will provide unprecedented value to customers

and create new growth opportunities for PanTerra.”

About PanTerra Networks

PanTerra Networks is a leading provider of on-demand unified communications

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for small and medium sized

businesses. The Company’s Smartsuites provide a complete set of

communication, collaboration, call center and messaging services including

unlimited voice, web meeting and conference, secure instant messaging,

multimedia conferencing, remote desktop sharing and ACD/call center

services delivered in a single easy to provision and easy to use and

administer interface. Smartsuites have the ability to tightly integrate

with other business applications like Salesforce automation, which makes it

an ideal productivity tool. PanTerra’s Smartsuite on-demand services keep

capital investment low and align operating expense to business value.

Smartsuites are co-branded and re-sold exclusively through service

providers, distributors and resellers. The Company is headquartered in

Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit or call +1 408.702.2200.


Ming Shao
Director of Marketing
PanTerra Networks, Inc.

+1 408.702.2233

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