AFIBER welcomes Simon Vye

AFIBER announces that Simon Vye has decided to join AFIBER as a Non Executive Director. Simon brings a wealth of experience and leadership and is involved in expanding network acquisition projects and supporting our business development team.

Simon has more than three decades of experience in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors and has an excellent track record in sales, marketing and general management.

Simon Vye – Non Executive Director
“I am delighted to be assisting and advising one of the most valued and exciting challengers in the Dutch telecoms landscape, continuing their impressive growth journey. There are huge opportunities in the enterprise, data centre, managed services provider and real estate markets that will accelerate growth and AFIBER’s upward trajectory. I’m a big fan of our customer driven approach, supported by an experienced and dedicated team and reinforced with impressive process automation and AFIBER’s developed software systems. With a strategy to transform the Dutch telecoms landscape by investing in fiber networks, serving gigabit connected customers with frictionless touchpoints. I strongly believe that the team at AFIBER is perfectly set to become the most valued and fast growing next generation infrastructure and connectivity provider.

Since April 2020, Simon planned the transactions, business and development of Globalinternet, a provider of managed Internet access services acquired by Expereo in November 2020. He also served as Head of Sales at Telia Carrier for seven years and Chief Executive Officer for Telstra Global (EMEA). Simon previously held senior commercial management positions at AT&T, Colt, Liberty Global and Sprint. He graduated from Bournemouth & Poole College of Further Education.

Jochem de Gruyter – CEO
“I first met Simon years ago during International Week in Chicago where we discussed our experience and vision of the industry and plans. Today I am proud to announce that Simon has decided to join our team on our path to further growth. Over the next years, every company, from to enterprise in the smallest SME, will switch to the latest generation of optical networks to tbenefit from advantages of a low latency network that supports real-time business processes and data transport.”

Simon can be reached via, for more information about our solutions or services, please contact our specialists Olivier ten Wolde (, telephone +31 (0) 20225 0025.


AFIBER is an independent provider of fiber optic connectivity for business customers and service providers. We help organizations with the delivery and management of high-quality networks between branches, data centers, cloud providers, and providers of network and IT services.

AFIBER offers business customers fiber optic coverage in a large part of the Netherlands. This fiber optic network is connected to the main data centers and various regional and national fiber optic networks. This enables us to make an independent choice for our customers for the right connectivity for your company network.