Bahamian born, Sameer Bhatti is the new Chief Executive Officer at the Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd. [BTC]. Bhatti is a veteran of the telecommunications industry abroad, working at various companies in the United States.

He told ZNS News, “After leaving The Bahamas, finishing top of my class at COB, I continued my education in the US. And I spent the last twenty five years in the telecom industry, Verizon, Juniper Networks and most recently at Comcast.”

Mr. Bhatti says one of his objectives in this new position is increasing the fiber optic network. “We’re about 70% covered with fiber optics here in The Bahamas and we’re trying to move that number higher. Our purpose is to connect communities and transform lives and we can do that with fiber and we will do that with fiber. We gonna continue our build out here in Q4 and through 2023. So looking forward to fiberizing more of the country.”

Mr. Bhatti was the focus of a ceremony held by BTC at the Bahamar resort.