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William C. Szeto

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Chief Technology Officer - Terres...

Xtera Communications Inc
500 W Bethany Dr
Allen, Texas 75013
United States

Company Description: Xtera offers an extensive portfolio of Optical Transport solutions for long-haul, regional, metropolitan and sub-sea networks, and WAN Traffic Management solutions...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Chief Technology Officer
    Terrestrial Network Systems for Xtera
  • Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Ceterus Networks Inc
  • Founder and Chief Technology Officer
    Ceterus Networks Inc
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Iris Labs
  • Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer
    Iris Labs
  • Zadikian's Chief Executive Officer Role
    Iris Labs
  • Chief Technology Officer
    Monterey Network Center Inc

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
    Ohio State University
  • BSEE
    Ohio State University
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Web References
Management Team - Xtera
xtera.com, 9 June 2014 [cached]
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). Szeto 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 ...
www.xtera.com, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors - Xtera
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Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors
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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.
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Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors
Xtera's William Szeto ...
www.xtera.com, 15 Oct 2013 [cached]
Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors Xtera 2013 ???? XteraLink 300
Submarine Telecoms Forum » Xtera’s William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors
www.subtelforum.com, 10 Dec 2012 [cached]
Xtera's William Szeto Elected to the ATIS Board of Directors
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.
Ceterus Networks - Management
www.ceterusnetworks.com, 25 Feb 2009 [cached]
William Szeto, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
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William C. Szeto Founder and CTO
Bill Szeto has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with both service providers and equipment vendors. This experience has provided him with an intimate knowledge of telecommunications networks, and has allowed Ceterus Networks to develop and deliver products that meet service providers' needs. Prior to joining Ceterus Networks, Bill was Founder, President and CEO of Iris Labs. Before that he was the Chief Technology Officer for Monterey Networks, which was acquired by Cisco Systems.
Bill is a 28-year veteran of Sprint where his management responsibilities included setting Sprint's optical networking direction. He was instrumental in the development and implementation of Sprint's DWDM network.
Bill was previously a member of the Board of Directors for the Optical Internetworking Forum. Bill holds a BSEE and an MBA from Ohio State University.
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