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Expert in Optical Network Architecture, Infrastructure and Transmission Network Planning, Feasibility Studies

Expert ID: 724443 Virginia, USA

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Strong background in the design of OPTICAL NETWORKING and SONET/SDH (OC-3/STM-1, OC-12/STM-4, OC-48/STM-16, OC-192/STM-64) platforms with over 25 years in the TELECOMMUNICATIONS industry.

The Expert brings a current awareness of technology standards and vendor/carrier interoperability agreements from the OPTICAL EQUIPMENT manufacturer's perspective with 15 years at Nortel, as well as from the Service Provider perspective as part of the Carriers Group driving the definition of the User-Network Interface, version 1 (UNI 1.0) Generic Requirements in the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF).

The Expert can provide to solutions to large network designs from concept to implementation. As part of the global technology team at Cable and Wireless was responsible for the strategic NETWORK ARCHITECTURE and introduction of new DWDM/CWDM and MSPP technologies into the CORE TRANSPORT BACKBONE network.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Baltimore, Maryland - Frederick, Maryland - Gaithersburg, Maryland - Bowie, Maryland - Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: B. Eng Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Concordia University
Year: 1983 Degree: M. Eng Subject: Communication Systems Institution: McGill University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Manager Department: Americas Operations Responsibilities: Responsible for managing the scope, schedule, cost and performance impacts of network infrastructure projects related to deployment and maintenance of the North American Long-Haul Backbone and Transatlantic Cable-Landing Back-Haul Ring, as well as site build out at the Collocation and Housing facilities.
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: XO Communications, Inc. Title: Sr. Optical Network Architect Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Responsible for establishing market-specific network plans for local market network infrastructure projects and capital requirements; responsible for the evolving architecture of the long haul backbone network and technical support for the rollout of private line and bandwidth services.
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Cable and Wireless, Inc Title: Principal Network Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Responsible for the strategic architecture and new technology introduction for the core transport backbone network globally.
Years: 1997 to 1999 Employer: Facilicom International, LLC Title: Mgr, Transmission Network Engineering Department: Network Engineering and Planning Responsibilities: Responsible for implementing planned capacity expansions of wideband/broadband DACS resources and transport network design at international gateway sites in major cities worldwide.
Years: 1982 to 1997 Employer: Northern Telecom Limited Title: Network Engineer / Systems Engineer Department: Transmission Responsibilities: Responsible for preparing network planning studies and technical proposals for SONET transport systems; responsible for providing pre-sales / post-sales technical support, technical content in product documentation as well as factory acceptance and field trial test plans.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 1995 Country / Region: Canada / Quebec Summary: Planned a network transition strategy for the evolution of a client’s core transport network. Developed a plan to cap existing asynchronous transport systems and support future growth using SONET technology. Presented the plan which sparked the client’s interest in accelerating the retirement of asynchronous fiber optic transport systems from their network, thus generating new business

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