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Employment History

Founder, Chief Technology Officer
Ceterus Networks Inc

Affiliations

Board Member
ATIS

Founder
Ceterus Inc

Education

BSEE

Ohio State University

BSEE

the Ohio State University

MBA

Ohio State University

MBA

the Ohio State University

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Mr. William Szeto CTO of Terrestrial Networks | Xtera Communications

William Szeto joined Xtera in 2011 and serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Terrestrial Network Systems.
He has over 35 years of experience and is well-seasoned in the telecom industry. Bill is active with the standard communities and was the Vice Chair of ATIS's OPTXS OHI committee. He is also active with the ITU-T SG 15 on optical transport and Ethernet. Prior to Xtera, Bill was the Founder, President and CEO of Ceterus Networks until 2003 and Chief Technology Officer until 2009.
Prior to Ceterus, Bill was President and CEO of Iris Labs, the Senior Manager of Sprint for 28 years, the CTO for Monterey Networks and Principal Technologist for the Core Optical Transport Business Unit for Cisco Systems. During that, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). Szeto holds a BSEE and an MBA from Ohio State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio and Kansas.


William ...

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William Szeto

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William Szeto
Chief Technology Officer, Terrestrial Systems
William Szeto joined Xtera in 2011 and serves as the Chief Technical Officer of Terrestrial Systems. He has over 35 years of experience and is well-seasoned in the telecom industry. Bill is active with the standard communities and was the Vice Chair of ATIS's OPTXS OHI committee. He is also active with the ITU-T SG 15 on optical transport and Ethernet.
Prior to Xtera, Bill was the Founder, President and CEO of Ceterus Networks until 2003 and Chief Technology Officer until 2009.
Prior to Ceterus, Bill was President and CEO of Iris Labs, the Senior Manager of Sprint for 28 years, the CTO for Monterey Networks and Principal Technologist for the Core Optical Transport Business Unit for Cisco Systems. During that, he was a member of the Board of Directors for the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF). Bill holds a BSEE and an MBA from Ohio State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio and Kansas.


Xtera's William Szeto ...

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Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors

DALLAS, TEXAS- (December 10, 2012) - Xtera Communications Inc. (Xtera), a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, today announced that ATIS, the leading technical planning and standards development organization for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, has elected William Szeto, CTO for Terrestrial Network Systems for Xtera, to the ATIS Board of Directors. The ATIS Board of Directors is made up of CTO's and other senior level executives representing all areas of the global ICT industry. The ATIS board members help define the industry's most pressing business and technical issues that enable them to set ATIS' strategic, technical and operational priorities.
"Xtera values the role ATIS plays in solving the most important issues in the telecommunications industry," said William Szeto. "I am honored to be a part of the ATIS Board of Directors and hope that we can continue to help solve the industry's most pressing technical and operational challenges."
At Xtera, William is the CTO of Terrestrial Network Systems and plays a key role in future network strategies including beyond 100G system development and standards. He has over 40 years of experience and is well-seasoned in the telecommunications industry. Prior to Xtera, Bill was the Founder, President and CEO of Ceterus Networks until 2003 and CTO until 2009. Prior to Ceterus, Bill was President and CEO of Iris Labs, the Senior Manager of Sprint for 28 years, the CTO for Monterey Networks and Principal Technologist for the Core Optical Transport Business Unit for Cisco Systems.


William C. ...

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William C. Szeto Former CTO, Ceterus Networks


Will there be sufficient ...

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Will there be sufficient justification, especially in meeting the exploding number of new applications, for traditional service providers that have historically been resistant to quickly make major changes to their networks to move much faster on deployment of higher capacity gear? How much optimism is there for the relatively new types of very aggressive buyers of bandwidth like the Web 2.0 types of firms to greatly expand the need for 100G and higher rate metro-type deployments? Will the threat of hacking into fiber lead to second thoughts about going much higher than multiples of 100G on a single wavelength?

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William Szeto joined Xtera in 2011 and serves as the CTO of Terrestrial Network Systems. He has over 35 years of experience in the telecom industry. Bill is active with the standards communities and was the Vice Chair of ATIS's COAST committee, and a member of the Board Of Director for ATIS. He is involved with the ITU-T SG 15 on optical transport and Ethernet, and with the IEEE 802.3 committees. Prior to Xtera, Bill was the Founder, President and CEO of Ceterus Networks until 2003 and was CTO until 2009. Prior to Ceterus, he was President and CEO of Iris Labs in 2000. Bill left Sprint in 1999, where he was the senior manager for 28 years, to become the CTO for Monterey Networks, and later the Principal Technologist for the Core Optical Transport Business Unit for Cisco Systems. He holds a BSEE and an MBA from Ohio State University.

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