BTC Bolsters its Technology Team, Drexel Woods appointed as DTO


BTC has announced that Bahamian, Drexel Woods has been appointed as its new Director of Technical Operations (DTO) effective
September 1 st .

BTC CEO, Sameer Bhatti said, “I am confident in Drexel’s ability, and I am certain that we have made the right decision for the business. We are pleased to welcome Drexel back to The Bahamas and to the BTC business. BTC continues to evolve with its unstoppable fiber network, and our technology team is at the heart of that evolution. It is incumbent upon us to ensure that we have strong leadership to guide and direct the business.”

Woods most recently served as the Head of Technical Operations for Flow in the Cayman Islands, where he enjoyed a glowing stint driving key network initiatives, including the deployment of its fiber network. Prior to that, he served as the Acting Senior Manager for Access Networks for BTC. He is a veteran in the field and has more than two decades of experience in technology and numerous certifications under his belt including Cisco Networks, Calix GPON, and FTTx by Etai. He has also studied Technical Management at DeVry University and recently completed his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University.

“Over $1.13 billion has been invested since 2017, while rolling out next generation technologies such as fiber and 4G in many islands. We went from 30 megabits per second internet speeds in 2016, to 1gigabit per second in 2023. This significant investment has contributed to the country’s digital development,” Bhatti continued.

An excited Woods said, “This is an honor and a privilege. I am happy for the opportunity to serve in this role. I enjoyed leading technology operations in the Cayman Islands, and I look forward to working with such a strong and diverse team here in The Bahamas.”

BTC is evolving its technological structure to a fiber fast network to meet the ever- changing needs of its customers and the business. Woods has responsibility for overall technology operations across the country and will be stationed in New Providence. The company remains focused on upgrading its infrastructure and delivering best-in- class fiber to the home services for all residents. The company is still on track to complete its mission to “fiberize” New Providence and Grand Bahama this year.