About Us

About Us

Our roots are in the access network, literally

Technology built by our parent, Velankani Information Systems, can be found in the infrastructure of more than 380 service providers, globally.

From this rich heritage developing network element management technologies, we formed VCTI to help our customers grow and serve the broadband market at lower cost and with greater speed, intelligence and accuracy.

Our customers turn to us to solve “last mile” service fulfillment issues that previously could only be managed through cumbersome manual processes because of their complexity.

Our customers rely on us to automate the process to plan and design broadband networks, comparing options across fiber, copper and fixed wireless, not just in one technology silo.

To solve these problems, we have developed our suite of Automated Intelligence products to automate and scale the processes to:

  • Plan, expand and evolve broadband networks
  • Orchestrate service fulfillment
  • Simplify network operations

Our professional services team offers exceptional expertise in network management and planning, and test automation to some of the world’s leading router and telecommunications companies.

We are VCTI. Helping our customers find a Smart Path to Broadband Growth.

News & Events

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VCTI Introduces Broadband Investment Optimization Services to Accelerate Service Expansion

Enables Broadband Providers to Expand with Financial Confidence

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VCTI Joins Additional ServiceNow Partner Program Module

VCTI’s Broadband and Network Technology Specialists to Deliver Implementation Services for the Now Platform

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Etheric Networks Selects VCTI to Optimize and Prioritize its Broadband Network Buildout Plan

VCTI’s NOCPlan Enabling Etheric Networks to Deliver the Highest Level of Services to the Largest Number of Customers in Underserved Areas of California

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VCTI’s NOCVue Service Activator Now Certified in the ServiceNow Store

NOCVue Service Activator Dramatically Improves Broadband Service Provisioning, Activation, and Subscriber Management

Executive Team

Raj Singh

Chief Executive Officer

A creative and dynamic leader and a serial entrepreneur, Raj has been finding innovative solutions to complex problems in the telecommunications industry for more than 25 years.

Raj started his career at Bell Labs and worked on the first commercial data modem introduced to the market, demonstrating a commitment to expanding access to data services long before broadband was a standard.

Raj initially joined Velankani Information Systems (VIS) in 1991 and became CEO in 2003. Under his leadership, Velankani became a full-service consulting firm providing engineering and management services to telecom and data communications firms. Under Raj’s leadership, the company grew 20-fold.

In 2003-2005, VIS was spun off into multiple entities, Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc., Velankani Real Estate, Viteos Fund Services, PhysMed Network, and Network Design Decisions, Inc.

Raj took the helm of Velankani Communications Technologies, Inc. in 2005. Technology developed by Velankani Communications Technologies can be found in the access network infrastructure of more than 375 service providers, globally.

Building from Velankani’s unparalleled depth of expertise in network technologies and recognizing the challenges of bringing complex, multi-vendor legacy systems into a digital and cloud future, Raj established VCTI.IO in 2019 to expand the software solutions portfolio for service providers directly as well as the infrastructure vendors with whom they work.

Raj is a graduate of Queens College, CUNY, and also has for-profit interests in solar energy. He is a volunteer for social causes with a local church.

Ramu Bodathula

Executive Director, Telecom Services

Ramu is an EMS/NMS subject matter expert, with over 21 years’ experience in software architecture, design, development and deployment of EMS and NMS for various types of network elements.

He joined Velankani in 2002 as a project manager and is currently responsible for architecting and managing NOCVue Unity and QuickChassis. Ramu has lead teams to successfully complete critical system analysis and functional design of telecom applications and sub-components and managed technical resources through a formal SDLC methodology to meet aggressive schedules and budget limitations. He oversees RFPs, proposal generation, project estimating and statement of work for Velankani’s business development team.

Previously, Ramu was employed by Varros Telecom, Wipro Technologies, DSQ Software, working for key customers such as Alcatel Lucent, Acme Packet, OKI Electric, Japan and Citibank, India.

Sally Hudson

Chief Marketing Officer

Listening to customers and understanding the value of telecom services to solve problems and improve lives has been the trademark of Sally’s career, critical to enabling the successful growth of new products and market opportunities that she has enjoyed.

Sally joined VCTI after an extensive career with service providers, where she has been a leader of product management and marketing of data and broadband services dating back to her first job in the industry, with AT&T Australia.

Her experience developing and delivering high growth, quality broadband services and cloud applications also gave her real world insight into the operational challenges service providers face, the source of her appreciation of the solutions VCTI offers and her enthusiasm to expand their impact serving the network technologies and services ecosystem.

Sally is a native of Washington, D.C. and graduate of the University of Maryland. She has worked in Australia, Andorra and the US and has been an active volunteer in her local community and on health issues accompanying vision loss.

Venkatesh Murthy

Executive Director Engineering

Based in Bangalore, India, Venkatesh joined Velankani in 2003 as a technical manager and was promoted to Director of Engineering in 2005.

He has worked for 16 years in the telecommunications and networking industry and extensive experience working with geographically distributed teams and customers in India, North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Venkatesh has lead teams of up to 10 managers and senior managers and created teams ranging from 2 to 160 engineers to tackle complex embedded and network management implementations. His experience includes development, systems testing, test automation and web/general applications teams in multisite environments.

Venkatesh also held technical positions at Celox Networks (USA), Tata Elxsi (India), DSQ Software and ABB India.

Tito Sharma

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Operations

Bringing a unique mix of finance, operations and entrepreneurial experience in software, SaaS and technology, Tito has been building high growth companies since he was first inspired to leave AT&T and co-found a start-up in 1999.

Tito is as adept working with customers as he is with the Wall Street analysts and investment community, and has raised more than $100 million in debt and equity capital for various start-ups through his career.

A true all-rounder, Tito also has led Global Sales, Operations and even R&D, experience that will be instrumental to enabling VCTI’s further growth.

Tito has an M.S. in Computer Science from SUNY College of Technology and an MBA in Finance from Syracuse University. When not raising capital or managing VCTI finances, Tito can be found coaching basketball and baseball teams in his community.

Directors

Raj Singh

Kolanda Reddy

Tito Sharma

Shankar Iyer

Advisors

Srinath Sarang

John Landau

Marc Hayden