Tyrone Carroll

Position: CEO 
Location: Johannesburg

Tyrone joined three6five  in early 2010. He is also one of the technical pioneers in the SA Internet and telecoms scene – he started his professional career at Telkom on the core infrastructure team (working on what was then the world’s largest OSPF implementation) before moving to Solutions in 2000 to help implement one of Africa’s first MPLS networks.

This network was ground-breaking technology. Tyrone was the lead design and build engineer on the VPN network which eventually spanned Africa and into Europe and Asia, working in London, the USA and Switzerland to get all the ends together. He entertained himself (and others) while busy doing all this engineering work by presenting at conferences on MPLS deployment, traffic engineering and QoS.

This willingness to share expertise with the technical community didn’t stop when he moved to Cisco in 2006 as a senior systems engineer, where he worked on the design of many ISP and mobile networks in Southern Africa (including leading the project to build Telkom’s Next Generation IP network). He moved from Cisco to Juniper, again as a senior systems engineer, working on MTN’s Juniper-only data centre in Cameroon, and the worldwide project to connect all 23 of MTN’s international operations together, whilst still finding time to present at top national conferences.

Tyrone was tempted away from the vendor world by the team at three6five. He was unable to resist the chance to work with the best bunch of networking guys in Africa, who also share his old-school work values, of honesty, integrity and hard work.

When not steering the three6five ship he is into functional fitness, loves arthouse cinema is a history buff and reads whenever he gets a free minute. Tyrone and his wife Nicole have recently welcomed a baby girl into their lives.