Pan-African provider of terrestrial communication services Workonline Communications welcomes Tom Salmon to the team. Salmon will be working out of the Johannesburg head office, but his reach will extend beyond South Africa across the Workonline Communications pan-African network. With over 12 years’ experience in the broadcast industry, Tom brings with him his expertise in solutions architecture to head up the organisation’s upcoming initiatives in the media and broadcast sectors.

Salmon has a wealth of experience having worked at the top of a well-respected broadcasting company, working across IP and broadcast convergence, initially in satellite and microwave transmission of live television signals, and later driving industry innovation with the design, installation and maintenance of various solutions underpinned by the convergence of terrestrial telecommunications and network broadcast services.

More recently, Salmon was responsible for introducing global telecoms leader; Level 3 Communications’ Vyvx video network to South Africa, as well as designing and implementing the extension of their network into the broadcast industry, now extensively used across local events.

“The significant technology shift to terrestrial communications led to me becoming increasingly involved in transmission over networks and then on to the convergence of the technologies that could support the industry,” says Salmon.

His keen interest in telecommunications networking solutions, and his knowledge and experience of the industry has established him as a respected leader in the field of terrestrial telecommunications and network broadcast services convergence.

“With our growth into this ground breaking new sector, we were excited to have someone of Tom’s calibre on board to spearhead it. We are looking forward to the year ahead and the innovation and modernisation we plan to bring to the media and broadcast sectors,” says Edward Lawrence, Director of Business Development at Workonline Communications.