Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced it has named Scott Jackson as vice president, responsible for overseeing the Infinera Subsea Business Group. In this role, Mr. Jackson will focus on enabling subsea network operators to maximize capacity and reach on their subsea cables, reduce operational expense, and to deploy services faster than competing systems.
Mr. Jackson is an accomplished leader in the submarine systems business, and has more than 31 years of experience directing teams from concept to delivery over a broad range of technology areas. In addition, Mr. Jackson has successfully delivered large subsystems into multi-billion dollar deployments.
Mr. Jackson was involved in undersea fiber systems from their genesis, including the first transoceanic optical cable, TAT-8, connecting North America and Europe. In fact, he spoke the first words carried on fiber between continents. Mr. Jackson’s experience includes 18 years at Bell Labs Submarine Systems, later Tyco Undersea Systems, where as a managing director, he led development of undersea repeaters and later undersea terminal equipment. Designs for the first optically-amplified repeaters, the first terminals incorporating forward error correction (FEC), the first remote-pump terminals, and the first wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) terminals all came from his group. Mr. Jackson also served as vice president and general manager for the Finisar NJ Transmission Technology Center, vice president of engineering for Kodeos Communications, vice president of engineering for Defense Photonics Group, and most recently, chief technical officer for 4D Security Solutions.
“We are delighted to have Scott on board to lead our subsea business group,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “His expertise in high-complexity opto-electronic technology and submarine transmission systems will help accelerate Infinera’s development of enhanced solutions for subsea, a vital part of long-haul telecom and content networks.”
Infinera provides Intelligent Transport Networks, enabling carriers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises to scale network bandwidth, accelerate service innovation and simplify optical network operations. Infinera’s end-to-end packet-optical portfolio is designed for long-haul, subsea, datacenter interconnect and metro applications. Infinera’s unique large scale photonic integrated circuits enable innovative optical networking solutions for the most demanding networks. To learn more about Infinera visit www.infinera.com, follow us on Twitter @Infinera and read our latest blog posts at blog.infinera.com.