Arve Paalsrud is an Internet executive with over 20 years of experience in the IT and telecom sector. Being introduced to computers early on, he quickly grew a deep passion for software development from the young age of 7. This later evolved into hardware experience, building everything from high-performance storage appliances and servers, to networking and virtualized CPEs on DPDK.
Now he has a strong technical insight into NFV/SDN, IPTV/OTT, FTTx, Wi-Fi, EPC, 5G and IoT. He´s deeply passionate about product design and development, strategy, business development and international relations regarding sourcing and services.
In 2012, he launched a Norwegian operator called Bayonette, a high-speed cloud and Internet service provider with door-to-door fiber optics enabling companies to access demanding virtual services at low latency without investing in their own infrastructure. A year later, Bayonette started to deploy Internet access to the residential space at exceptionally low prices, becoming the first gigabit-only provider in the Norwegian market.
Today, based on their hands-on experience working with businesses and residential customers, Arve and his team in the new startup WIO is committed on providing operators around the world with better solutions for delivery exceptionally good Wi-Fi for their customers.