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Channa Seneviratne
Executive Director Network & Infrastructure Engineering at Telstra


Channa Seneviratne is the Executive Director – Network and Infrastructure Engineering. Channa is responsible for the development, resilience and operation of our fixed, wireless and transport networks.  

Channa has over 30 years of experience in Telecommunications networks having worked in both Operations and Engineering across both fixed and wireless technologies. During his time in Telstra, Channa has played key engineering design, support and operational roles as Telstra moved from being a start up in wireless through the evolutions of 2G, CDMA, 3G, 4G and now into readiness for 5G. More recently Channa led the launch of the world’s first commercial gigabit LTE network, the activation of Australia’s largest IoT footprint through our Cat M1 technology and the launch of our 5G Innovation Centre.

Channa has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Queensland.

Away from work Channa enjoys travel, sport, wildlife photography and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.