Meet WorldNet

Our History

WorldNet Telecommunications LLC, is a Puerto Rican company founded in 1996 by David Bogaty. Since its foundation, WorldNet has always attracted the best talent in the industry for its commitment to long-term relationships, technological innovation and community values. The company’s professional talent has grown from 10 employees in the beginning to 162 employees today. The company has been on the list of the best employers in Puerto Rico on several occasions. This achievement is the best evidence of the commitment, care and prosperity that WorldNet brings to its employees and that was reflected by obtaining this recognition.

WorldNet stands out for offering services to companies with a full range of technology solutions, including digital security, IT consulting, voice, data, cloud services, broadband Internet, satellite telephony and business continuity. In the residential market the company also provides stable and reliable voice and Internet solutions.

On the other hand, connecting with external partners has been a part of our history since the early years. We have alliances with renowned international companies such as Mitel, Cisco, Adtran, Dell, MetaSwitch, among others, with whom we share experience, technology and specialized certifications.

WorldNet constantly explores the newest technology available, so you can benefit from the best possible connection. Other business leaders have recognized our innovative spirit. Ernst & Young awarded WorldNet the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” distinction and the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico selected WorldNet to receive the Zenit Award in the telecommunications sector for growth, innovation and excellence.

One of WorldNet’s crucial investments exceeded $ 40 million in building a proprietary Voice over IP and fiber optic infrastructure. In 2021 and concurring with the celebration of 25 years of foundation, the company acquired an additional fiber optic route throughout the Island. This acquisition strengthens the company’s infrastructure by providing it with a broader presence throughout Puerto Rico. WorldNet has become the largest locally owned telecommunications provider in Puerto Rico. The company’s objective is to continue to innovate in areas and products so that its business partners and clients have the most efficient and safe technology solutions. Another goal of the company is to continue community engagement and support for its employees to new levels

Organizational Objectives

Mission
Develop and cultivate relationships (with our clients, with each other and with our community) providing prosperity through technological solutions and in conjunction with our values. View Prosperity by dedicating attention to action.
Vision

Prosperity from kindness in action. We aspire to build productive and lasting relationships with our employees, our customers and the community. To achieve this, we have the support of talented and kind employees who are dedicated to making our mission and vision a reality.
We encourage innovation, creativity and personal initiative. Our employees know that it is in their hands to achieve results. Our goal is to promote an atmosphere of motivation in which our people feel challenged to always offer the best of themselves to their colleagues, clients and the community.

Our Team

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DAVID L. BOGATY

CEO

After working for two years on Wall Street, David L. Bogaty (from Portland, Oregon), a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, decided to become an entrepreneur at 25. In 1993 he founded Metracom with three partners. Based in Boston, the company’s business model was reselling AT & T’s national long distance services. As director of New Business Development, owner and member of the Board of Directors, Mr. Bogaty helped Metracom move from an idea to a $ 20 million company. Mr. Bogaty developed the Puerto Rico office for Metracom without assistance. Later he bought all the assets of Metracom in Puerto Rico and incorporated it as WorldNet Telecommunications, Inc. Inspired by the opportunities of a completely new market, he began to build the company with a vision: “A highly successful company, committed to excellence, integrity , attention and teamwork”.

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Carlos Ortíz

IT Director

Carlos Ortiz has more than two decades of experience in the telecommunications industry, including the last seven years working in WorldNet. Prior to joining WorldNet, Ortiz worked in a variety of technology and telecommunications companies, including Wang Computers, MCI International, Newcomm Wireless (Movistar) and PRWireless (Open Mobile). He is currently Director of Information Technology, Commercial Alliance Director and Wholesale Director, responsible for technological development, implementation and commercial support throughout the organization.

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Javier Santos

Commercial Director

Javier Santos is an expert in strategic sales in the commercial and business sectors, with more than 13 years of experience, including the last two years working in WorldNet. Before joining WorldNet, he worked in telecommunications companies such as AT & T, Claro, Sprint Puerto Rico and Sprint Boston. As our Commercial Director, he is responsible for delivering critical business objectives and increasing market share.

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Manuel Fraguada

Operations Director

Manuel Fraguada spent 10 years at Centennial / AT & T, before joining the WorldNet team in 2010. He has a BA in Economics from the University of Puerto Rico and a Masters in Business Administration from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico. He is now in charge of Customer Service, Facilities, Project Management and Technical Support in WorldNet.

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María del Carmen Hernández

Comptroller

María del Carmen Hernández has developed her career in WorldNet since her arrival in 2002. She started with a part-time job in the Billing Department and continued to grow to become Comptroller. Her bachelor’s degree is in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras, and she is a Certified Public Accountant since 2008.

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Vivian Sánchez

Marketing Director

Vivian is a Licensed Public Relations Professional with more than two decades of experience in the communications industry. She is a senior executive skilled in communications planning, speech writing, advertising, integrated marketing, and crisis communications. During her time as Account Supervisor, she has worked with different clients such as Celulares Telefónica, Verizon, DIRECTV, Hewlett Packard, SAP, Oracle, Motorola, and Microsoft. A strong professional with a Bachelor’s degree focused on Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication from the University of Puerto Rico.

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MARÍA VIRELLA

President

President After 15 years in WorldNet, as Vice President of Finance, Operations and Information, María de los Ángeles Virella was named president of the company in 2015. Authorized Public Accountant with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Puerto Rico, Virella had been Comptroller and held various positions related to finance in several industries before joining WorldNet. His experience in banking and distribution, for example, has been very valuable and has allowed him to make significant contributions to WorldNet.

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Enrique García

Technical Support Director

Enrique García worked as an independent consultant for three years and at the Puerto Rico Telephone Company for 20 years, before joining WorldNet in 2003. During his 14 years of service at WorldNet, he has been Network Administrator, Information Technology Manager, Director of the Cloud and Director of Technical Development. He has a Master’s Degree in Network Security and currently teaches at the Interamerican University (Metro and Bayamón Campus), in addition to leading our Technical Support Division

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José J. Vázquez

Commercial and Financial Operations Dir.

Before joining WorldNet in 2005, José J. Vázquez worked for MoviStar, in several positions in Finance and Customer Service. He has been part of three implementations of operating systems in the local telecommunications industry, being the most recent in WorldNet in 2014.

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Martín Ortíz

Human Resources Director

Martín Ortiz has more than 15 years of experience working in Human Resources for multinational and local companies. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Puerto Rico. Prior to joining WorldNet in 2015, he worked for Pfizer, CEMEX, MMM Holdings and Cardinal Health, among other companies. He is currently the Human Resources Director and Senior Human Resources Partner at WorldNet, responsible for identifying potential leaders and guaranteeing a smooth and profitable operation within the company’s Human Resources Department.

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Eduardo Santos

Engineering and Planning Director

Eduardo has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (BSEE) and is a Licensed Engineer (PE). He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and worked for the Puerto Rico Telephone Company joining the WorldNet team in 2004. Within his career in WorldNet, Eduardo has been in charge of different areas within the engineering group, and he was an essential part in the design and implementation of what is now the WorldNet network, making it the ideal candidate to take the reins of the department as a whole.