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 Expert  724443

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

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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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.


fiber-optic communication network


broadband communication


digital communications network architecture




optical communication




communication system engineering


optical network architecture


optical network engineering

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2002 to




Americas Operations


Project Manager


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.

2001 to 2002


XO Communications, Inc.




Sr. Optical Network Architect


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.

1999 to 2001


Cable and Wireless, Inc




Principal Network Engineer


Responsible for the strategic architecture and new technology introduction for the core transport backbone network globally.

1997 to 1999


Facilicom International, LLC


Network Engineering and Planning


Mgr, Transmission Network Engineering


Responsible for implementing planned capacity expansions of wideband/broadband DACS resources and transport network design at international gateway sites in major cities worldwide.

1982 to 1997


Northern Telecom Limited




Network Engineer / Systems Engineer


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.

Career Accomplishments:

IEEE Member. Registered reviewer of manuscripts submitted for publication in the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Controller Area Network.
  • Experts in fiber optics for consulting on design, installation, and implementation of a new internet, telephone, and television network.
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Fiber optics damage expert for consulting on underground fiber optics damage in litigation case.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1995 to 1995   Canada / Quebec   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

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Established a scoring matrix to objectively compare prospective vendor solutions for next-generation optical networking technology. A comprehensive list of enabling features and functions were assigned weights according to their relative importance, and used to differentiate a short list of alternative vendor solutions into distinct best-of-breed classes from which the leading candidate was selected for a signed $350M contract.


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